Panorama from Tegg's Nose viewpoint.
A new to us path used to descend from Tegg's Nose.
Heading along another new to us path, this time heading for Clough House.
"But Mum, I haven't learned to read yet!"
An interesting cobble track leading away from Clough House.
This little lamb didn't run away.
Part of Macclesfiels Forest in the process of being restored to a natural broadleaved woodland after removing none native conifers.
Shining Tor from Charity Lane near Forest Chapel
Two happy boys!
Looking back on our route along High Lane.
Walk stats: Distance: 8.9 miles. Climb: 1913'.
Time: 5 hours 24 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.0 m.p.h Overall walk average: 1.6 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Roger, Mike and Celia.
We arrived at Tegg's Nose, to find it was rather overcast with a cool Easterly wind, but at least it was dry. Thankfully it remained like that all day and our only glimpse of any blue sky was as we arrived back at the car.
This is one of those very varied roller coaster walks with many ups and downs to get our calf muscles working. Distant views were a little hazy, but at least we did get a view of Shining Tor and Sutton Common.
Lunch was taken on the track on the West side of Lamaload Reservoir, where the trees sheltered us from the cool wind as sat on an old wall.
On the return route we used part of the Gritstone trail where it was particularly muddy as we climbed out of the valley towards Buxton New Road.
Birds seen or heard today included: Jackdaw, Chaffinch, Common pheasant, Tufted duck, Sparrowhawk, Carrion crow, Raven, Bullfinch, European robin, Blue tit, Coal tit, Eurasian curlew, Canada goose, Mallard and Common buzzard.
We arrived back the car with many of our limbs telling us they had been on a good walk.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Stamford Bridge at Barrow, where at least six real ales were on offer.