The forecast of rain was prominant from the off but we had agreed that at least a stretch of the legs would be a good idea before the inevitable heavy rain moved in..... so John, Gary, Peter and myself met at Ladybower Reservoir for our 13 mile circular ramble taking in the lovely high plataued moorlands of Derwent edge with a finishing peak of Win Hill.
Climbing Lead Hill
and looking down on Ladybower Reservoir with Win Hill opposite and Lose Hill far right
On the way up Lead Hill
Ladybower and the sullen skies
nearing the moorland of Derwent Edge
The 3 likely lads at the start of Derwent Edge
John, Gary, Peter
a rugged landscape... the Hurkling Stones
across the edge
Gritstone boulders, shaped by the elements
there is a face in there somewhere
where the Red Grouse call.... aswell as the Golden Plover, Skylark, Meadow Pipit and the beautiful Mountain Hares
Leaving White Tor
and heading for the Salt Cellars
Gary making them look Big....
Gary making them look small ....
the peat landscape is very delicate in places and due to the traffic errosion slabs of stone have been helicoptered in to make pathways to save the areas most at risk
even the sheep are taking shelter for the inevitable change in weather
trig point at Back Tor
yet another rocky outcrop high up on the moorlands
and yes another Trig Point is bagged by the Incoherent Ramblers
and just to make sure that I get in on the act... Bfb!
from Back Tor looking down to Lost Lad
Looking back up to Back Tor
Weather watch.... the clouds role in, however
it does make for a wonderful view.
the rain drove hard for the next 2 hours so a slow descent through the rolling counrtyside
and back down towards the reservoirs
while Win hill collected the rain clouds.... we figured that it could wait to be climbed on another day