Reflections in the frozen Errwood Reservoir. What a start to the walk.
Part of the Chromford and High Peak Railway track.
A view from Danebower Quarry.Publish Post
And we were supposed to cross that.
Stories about a dog being swept away didn't help either!
The path to Shooters Clough.
A new (to me) entrance to Errwood Hall.
Walk stats: Distance:13.6 miles; Climb:2900' (seems rather high, it was windy!).
Time: 6 hours 24 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.4 m.p.h.; Overall walk average:2.1 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Roger and Dave J.
This turned out to be superb walk, one that would be worth repeating in Summer or Autumn. Thankfully it was dry throughout the walk, but the icy wind made sure that we didn't linger long, views were enjoyed on the move.
As usual we doidn't start the walk at the recommended staring point at the Cat and Fiddle, instead we started at The Street car park by Errwood Reservoir.
Conditions underfoot were generally good, although crossing steams in spate added to the adventure, and no-one got wet feet.
The sections on the Chromford and High Peak Railway track were delightful, giving us plenty of time to enjoy the moorland scenery around us. Some sections still had frozen snow, but we could avoid having to cross it by going on the grass at the side of the path.
Lunch was taken on the Dane Valley Way just before Danebower Quarries, where we sat on the side of the path facing a wall just 2' in front of us, not the best view that we have had at lunch, but at least we were sheltered from the cold wind.
Roger provided us with some of Margaret's superb Welsh cakes (3 each with enough for Dave to take 3 home for Sylvia).
Birds seen or heard today included: Red grouse, Blue tit, Great tit, Mallard, Mute swan, Meadow pipit, Woodpigeon, Carrion crow and Rook.
After walk drinks wee enjoyed at the Lord Eldon in Knutsford where locally brewed Tatton Best went down well.