Windgather Rocks - Peak District Walk

Wednesday 10th September 2014

With the warm weather continuing I made the most of my free time and headed out for a walk to Windgather Rocks.

Start: The Street car park (SK 0135 7566)

Route: The Street car park - Fernilee Reservoir - Oldfield - Overton Hall Farm - Windgather Rocks - The Street - Errwood Hall - The Street car park

Distance: 7 miles     Ascent: 409 metres      Time Taken: 4 hours 30 mins

Terrain: Clear tracks

Weather: Warm

Pub Visited: None    Ale Drunk: None

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Errwood Reservoir

The reservoir levels were very low.

Errwood Reservoir

Combs Moss behind Errwood Reservoir.

Walking through the wood next to Fernilee Reservoir.

Fernilee Reservoir

There are occassional glimpses of Fernilee Reservoir through the trees.

Chinley Churn

Climbing up to Oldfield and the view north extends as far as Chinley Churn.

Combs Moss

Looking east Combs Moss is in view.

Windgather Rocks

I had a late lunch at Windgather Rocks. Here looking towards Whaley Moor.


Behind me Kinder's plateau is just about visible.

Windgather Rocks

As ever there are climbers enjoying a dry day on the rocks.

Goyt Forest

Looking across Goyt Forest and Hoo Moor to Combs Moss.

Pym Chair

Open Access means it's now possible to follow a path across the moor to Pym Chair rather than having to walk on the road.


The stone chapel known locally as the Honeypot.


Inside the Honeypot, which is a shrine to a former Spanish
governess at Errwood Hall.

Stake Side

Looking across to Stake Side as I follow the track to Errwood Hall.

Errwood Reservoir

The sun is setting the hills behind Errwood Reservoir alight as I head back to the car.


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