Bluebells on Ridgeway Side. Taken from Baulk Lane looking West.
Our first view of the Stanage Edge.
High Neb and Stanage Edge.
Looking towards Stanage Edge from the Causeway.
Celia at High Neb trig point.
Water collecting cups - drinking water for Red grouse.
Looking across the Causeway toward Hook's Car and Burbage Rocks.
Martyn at the trig point West of Cowper Stone.
Bluebells in High Lees Wood.
Walk stats: Distance: 9.0 miles. Climb:1030'.
Time: 5 hours 49 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.0 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.5 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn and Celia.
A popular day for walking, predictable as the weather forecast was good and it was a Bank Holiday weekend. We didn't get as much Sun as we had hoped, but at least it didn't rain and it wasn't windy.
The walk along the edge to High Neb trig point gave us good views towards Shining Tor. The highlight of our approach to Stanage Edge was hearing first a Cuckoo, Eurasian curlews, Skylarks and even the plaintive cry of a Golden Plover.
Birds seen or heard today included: Common swift, Barn swallow, House sparrow, Pied wagtail, Meadow pipit, Chaffinch, Willow warbler, Skylark, Red grouse, Eurasian curlew, Cuckoo, Skylark, European robin, Dunnock, Lapwing, Carrion crow and Jackdaw.
Discovering a delightful Bluebell wood North of Hathersage Booth was a bonus too.
Overall a good walk, even with the modifications made to the original description in order to shorten it a little.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Chesterfields, where it was peasant enough to sit outside. The tea went down well and I assume Celia's Sam Miguel did too!