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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


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.