Harboro Rocks Tuesday 22nd September 2015

The post-op restrictions on what I can and cannot do came to an end today so I headed out to Harboro Rocks to stretch my legs.

Start: Manystones Lane (SK 2431 5486)

Route:

Manystones Lane - Harboro Rocks (TP) - High Peak Trail - Manystones Lane

Distance: 3 miles     Ascent: 105 metres      Time Taken: 1 hour 45 mins

Terrain: Good tracks

Weather: Sunny but breezy

Pub Visited: None    Ale Drunk: None

Route Map >>

 

Harboro Rocks

As I enter the area around the rocks it appears I have them to myself.

Having reached the first level of the rocks the view improves, here looking in the direction of Brasington.

Harboro Rocks

With no climbers about there is plenty of time to photograph the rocks.

Carsington Reservoir

The view towards Carsington is now spoilt by the wind farm that had been built close to the rocks.

Harboro Rocks

Harborough Rocks.

Derbyshire Dales

From the top of the rocks the clear weather makes for excellent long distance views. Here looking across the dales in the direction of Matlock.

Roman Chair

I have lost count of the number of times I have visited Harboro Rocks
and this is the first time I remember finding the Roman Chair.

Harboro Rock's trig

Located close to the trig point it's hard to believe I have missed it before.

Harboro Rock's trig

Great views today from the trig.

Derbyshire Dales

They stretch across the dales as far as the moors around the Goyt Valley.

High Peak Trail

Heading back down to the High Peak Trail it's time to decide which direction
to travel in. Here looking south along the trail.

High Peak Trail

I decide to head north along the trail, giving myself the option of a circular walk.

Harboro Rocks

I soon pass below Harboro Rocks.

High Peak Trail

The trail is very quiet. I was only passed by two bikes and one walker.

High Peak Trail

There appear to be some new seats on the trail.

Harboro Rocks

This one is postioned so as to give a good view of Harboro Rocks.

High Peak Trail

After crossing over the road to Brassington I decide to turn back on myself and save the circular walk for
another day. We have tickets for the cinema tonight so I can't afford to be too late home.

High Peak Trail

Despite having only just passed by here the view still looks different going in the opposite direction.

Limestone Trail

Here looking across the hills crossed by the Limestone Way as it heads towards Matlock

Previous walk Stanage Edge Monday 7th September 2015 <> Next walk Chatsworth Friday 25th September 2015

 

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