derbyshire walk recommendation wanted

Discussion in 'General Fitness' started by Mikey Mike, Feb 27, 2004.

  1. Mikey Mike

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    going to derbyshire on sunday, would normally go up Kinder from Hayfield or do the Edale round, but
    my mate has rung to say he's got a dodgy leg (*) and doesn't want a lot of rough or too far

    does anybody have recommendations for interesting lowish-level walks in the nw of derbyshire ?

    (*) fell off a toboggan drunk in Austria - jammy b*****r !
     
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  2. Ted Ferenc

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    Castelton, Cave Dale, Mam Tor, Hope, back along the valley. An 'easy' walk once you get onto Mam
    Tor, plus the views are good. Ok not low level, but hey there is some snow around.

    Or Mam Tor carpark Rushup Edge, pick a route to Edale back via Hollins cross, again fairly easy,
    just two climbs, Rushup Edge and up to Hollins Cross

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    > going to derbyshire on sunday, would normally go up Kinder from Hayfield
    or
    > do the Edale round, but my mate has rung to say he's got a dodgy leg (*)
    and
    > doesn't want a lot of rough or too far
    >
    > does anybody have recommendations for interesting lowish-level walks in
    the
    > nw of derbyshire ?
    >
    > (*) fell off a toboggan drunk in Austria - jammy b*****r !
     
  3. On Fri, 27 Feb 2004, mikey mike wrote:

    > does anybody have recommendations for interesting lowish-level walks in the nw of derbyshire ?

    I was there with a friend a couple weeks back and again tomorrow. Apparently it's very windy, cold
    and snowy up there but with the clear air there should be a great view. At one point we spent an
    hour walking around and near Kinder Reservoir, and that was a nice relaxing section but perhaps a
    bit boring if you're wanting the scenery all around you.

    > (*) fell off a toboggan drunk in Austria - jammy b*****r !

    You sort out the walk which takes you past a pub near the end, and he can get the beers in
    in return :)

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  4. John Laird

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    On Fri, 27 Feb 2004 10:02:20 -0000, "mikey mike" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >going to derbyshire on sunday, would normally go up Kinder from Hayfield or do the Edale round, but
    >my mate has rung to say he's got a dodgy leg (*) and doesn't want a lot of rough or too far
    >
    >does anybody have recommendations for interesting lowish-level walks in the nw of derbyshire ?

    Cat and Fiddle, north over Shining Tor to Pym Chair then drop down to the ruins of Errwood Hall and
    thence back to the pub. Bit of a climb at the end if your mate's leg is too dodgy, though.
    Technically a little bit of this walk is in Cheshire.

    I am supposed to be in Edale on Sunday morning. Anyone know any easy way of checking road conditions
    in advance ? Other than the main cross-Pennine routes... I'm not sure I can be bothered sorting out
    trains, or wish to rely on them.

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  5. Paul Lydon

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    On Fri, 27 Feb 2004 15:25:10 +0000, John Laird
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I am supposed to be in Edale on Sunday morning. Anyone know any easy way of checking road
    >conditions in advance ? Other than the main cross-Pennine routes... I'm not sure I can be bothered
    >sorting out trains, or wish to rely on them.

    FWIW, I've been to Buxton and back earlier today (from the south White Peak) and the roads are
    completely clear with most of the snow melted. I'm off to Castleton in the morning - should be no
    problems on Sunday according to recent forecasts.

    But then there should have been no problems this morning - and there was a fair amount of snow last
    night - which was a pain first thing in the morning.
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  6. John Laird

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    On Fri, 27 Feb 2004 18:20:33 +0000, Paul Lydon <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >On Fri, 27 Feb 2004 15:25:10 +0000, John Laird <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>I am supposed to be in Edale on Sunday morning. Anyone know any easy way of checking road
    >>conditions in advance ? Other than the main cross-Pennine routes... I'm not sure I can be bothered
    >>sorting out trains, or wish to rely on them.
    >
    >FWIW, I've been to Buxton and back earlier today (from the south White Peak) and the roads are
    >completely clear with most of the snow melted. I'm off to Castleton in the morning - should be no
    >problems on Sunday according to recent forecasts.
    >
    >But then there should have been no problems this morning - and there was a fair amount of snow last
    >night - which was a pain first thing in the morning.

    Thanks for that. Most of the snowfall here in South Manchester pretty much vanished today.
    (Sublimed for the most part.) Odd patches in shady areas still around. Often the real risk on quiet
    roads is where a small stream runs over the road. With the temperatures forecast, skating rinks
    will be likely !

    If the walk goes ahead, it will be by some way the coldest conditions I have encountered. Here's
    hoping for a bright sunny day.

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  7. Richard

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    Hi, the roads in Edale have just a little slush now. Beware of the dip in the road about 2 miles
    from Hope ,under the shade of the trees it holds black ice a LOT of the time. Voice of experience
    I'm afraid.Richard, in Edale
     
  8. John Laird

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    On 28 Feb 2004 02:20:07 -0800, [email protected] (richard) wrote:

    >Hi, the roads in Edale have just a little slush now. Beware of the dip in the road about 2 miles
    >from Hope ,under the shade of the trees it holds black ice a LOT of the time. Voice of experience
    >I'm afraid.Richard, in Edale

    The power of Usenet. A poster from the target area !

    Thanks for the heads-up. I'm coming from the Chapel end, however. Hope being down in the valley
    t'other side of Castleton, IIRC. I will still take care.

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  9. Richard

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    Lots of people sledging on the Edale side of Mam Tor as they are snow covered all the way down to
    the valley. Kinders slopes(south facing) just have the odd patches, way on high. As an idea park in
    Edale ,use the shuttle bus to Mam Nick ,then do the ridge to Lose Hill . Walk back to Castleton,call
    in for a drink at The Castle,then get the bus back to the car. Not too much climbing and a gentle
    descent.I think the bus times are just after the hour till about 6pm, but you will need to check
    that. Lokks like another sunny day ,have fun
     
  10. John Laird

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    On 28 Feb 2004 15:36:29 -0800, [email protected] (richard) wrote:

    >Lots of people sledging on the Edale side of Mam Tor as they are snow covered all the way down to
    >the valley. Kinders slopes(south facing) just have the odd patches, way on high. As an idea park in
    >Edale ,use the shuttle bus to Mam Nick ,then do the ridge to Lose Hill . Walk back to
    >Castleton,call in for a drink at The Castle,then get the bus back to the car. Not too much climbing
    >and a gentle descent.I think the bus times are just after the hour till about 6pm, but you will
    >need to check that. Lokks like another sunny day ,have fun

    We got right up onto the Kinder plateau in much sunshine. It was absolutely stunning up there. My
    third visit and so much more interesting with a bit of snow lying about - every time we popped up
    onto another flat spot we could see another group wandering about. Shame about the sticky mud all
    over the start of the Pennine Way but they didn't seem to mind in the Nag's Head :)

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  11. Mikey Mike

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    Well we eventally went to Crowden and up to Black Hill - what a superb and glorious day - frozen
    underfoot, clear blue sky and sun !!!
     
  12. mikey mike wrote

    > Well we eventally went to Crowden and up to Black Hill - what a superb and glorious day - frozen
    > underfoot

    The only conditions in which to venture onto Black Hill

    <shudder - Theme from the Crystal Castle>

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