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Thursday, 16 June 2011

Incoherently Rambling

Ladybower, Derwent Edge and Win Hill:

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


Wheel Stones


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


Dovestone Tor


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


3 comments:

JM said...

Those boulders are simply amazing! All shots are great but #10 is my favourite.

Andrew said...

A lovely walk over a beautiful landscape.

Fotokarusellen said...

Most be a very beautiful place for a walk. Wonderful landscape. Thank you for showing.