Monday, 17 November 2014

Mam Tor - Edale Loop with East Cheshire Ramblers Nov 2014

Mam Tor - Edale Loop with East Cheshire Ramblers Nov 2014

Now we are back in Overwater Marina, we have gone into our 'winter season' of activities.
One of which for me is to regularly get out walking with the Ramblers.
This walk started from Mam Nick Car Park in Derbyshire and did the southern edge of the Edale skyline before crossing the road and heading to Edale on the lower path. We went on to Barber Booth and then crossing the valley floor, headed back up the slopes to Mam Nick.

11.8 miles and 2700 ft of climb

Setting off from the NT Car Park - Mam Tor looks brooding in the low cloud

We encountered driving sleet on top of Mam Tor - here posing by the Trig Point at 1,696ft
Looking at our route eastwards towards Back Tor and Lose Hill

Here climbing Lose Hill and looking west, back to Mam Tor

Coffee break on Lose Hill looking east - the weather has improved!

Anther view east picking out Win Hill - too far today!

Having crossed the road - heading up the old Roman Road

Crossing the stream at Jagger's Clough

Arriving at Edale Village

We came across a helicopter and workmen in a field just outside Edale. The big white bags contain heather brashings being lifted up onto Kinder at Crowden Tower - this reduces erosion and with the planting of grass it is hoped to stabilise the peat moor
Crossing the Manchester - Sheffield railway line

The old dairy at Barber Booth

Whilst climbing the southern valley slopes - looking north at Crowden in the afternoon sun!

A last look north at the edge of Kinder - great views and a great walk!

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