Baslow Edge from Curbar Edge.
Heading for Froggatt Edge along the main Curbar Edge path.
Bluebells in Hay Wood.
Looking North East past White Edge Lodge.
The first of the art in the countryside stones on Whide Edge.
At the trig point on Big Moor.
Deer on Bog Moor.
Listen to the Skylark singing - a pity about the wind noise!
The second art in the countryside stone on ther approach to Wellington's Monument on Baslow Edge.
The Wellington Monument on Baslow Edge / Eaglestone Flat.
The Eagle Stone.
Curbar Edge from Baslow Edge.
Walk stats: 8.9 miles. Climb: 700' at a guess (wind assisted 2467' on the GPS!)
Time: 4 hours 50 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.4 m.p.h. Overll walk average: 1.8 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Celia and Mike.
A good dry day with lots of sunshine was on the forecast and so too was the prospect of strong winds. How true that turned out to be, so strong as we walked along the Curbar Edge that we were unable to stay steady on our feet and we decided to retreat to the main path.
Good views all day, both from Curbar Edge, White Edge and Baslow Edge.
Singing Skylarks accompanied us along Curbar Edge, White Edge and Big Moor, but the highlight was seeing a small herd of Red deer on Big Moor, grazing to the East of the trig point.
Lunch was taken, sheltering from the wind behind some large rock a little East of the Big Moor trig point.
Birds seen or heard today included: Carrion crow, Willow warbler, Meadow pipit, Woodpigeon, Blackcap and Skylark.
Overall a good walk spoiled a little by the challenging windy conditions, but at least we arrived back at the car with clean boots!
After walk drinks were enjoyed at thwe Wilkes Head in Leek, where we could enjoy our annual Harttington Bitter fix!