Win Hill Pike just ahead.
At the trig point on Win Hill Pike.
Panorama from Win Hill, looking towards Ladybower Reservoir.
At Hope Cross.
Back Tor approached from Nether Booth.
At the toposcope on Lose Hill.
Lose Hill from the Hope Path.
Walk stats: Distance: 10.2 miles. Climb: 1773'.
Time 6 hours 15 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.0 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.6 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn and Mike.
The weather forecast optimistically suggested that it would be good, but that was somewhat exaggerated! At least it remained dry until we started our descent of Lose Hill. Distant views were rather misty, but at least they were there. This walk had two good stretches of ridge top walking on both sides of the Edale Valley, and these alone warrants a repeat trip in the future.
Birds seen or heard today included: European robin, House sparrow, Pied wagtail, Rook, Jackdaw, Raven, Peregrine falcon, Coal tit and Common buzzard.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Wilkes Head in Leek, where the Whim Ales, Hartington Bitter tasted as good as ever, still on top of my list of favourite beers.