The magical view that greeted us as we started our walk along Curbar Edge.
Curbar Edge, looking North.
There's always one not paying attention!
Red deer on White Moor.
Red deer on Big Moor.
At the trig point on White Edge.
"Stop moving Mum, I want a drink".
Walk stats: Distance: 9.4 miles. Climb: 735'.
Time: 5 hours 17 minutes. On the move walking average:2.3 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.8 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Celia, Mike, Becky and Indy the Lancashire healer/Jack Russel cross.
What a glorious Autumn day for walking, cool at first and pleasantly warm and Sunny for the rest of the day. A day for strolling along the edges taking in the superb views, unfortunately hundreds of others thought it was a good idea too! At least when we got as far as White Edge he hoards thinned out a little.
The highlight of the day was hearing Red stags roaring on Big Moor. We had had good views, particularly the small heard just below us on White Moor. In all we saw about 20 Red deer, but only 3 stags.
Birds sen or heard today included: Blue tit, Chaffinch, Meadow pipit, Common starling, Carrion crow, Rook, Jackdaw and Sparrowhawk.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Eyre Arms in Calver where the Banks Bitter was the one sampled. We sat out at the front of the pub, as Indy wasn't allowed in the grassed beer garden at the back!