Author Topic: Howden Moors - Cut Gate, Margery Hill and Howden Edge  (Read 440 times)

adalard

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Morning all,


Just finished a new blog about a walk I did last weekend on the moors above the Upper Derwent Valley. Weather's been a bit haphazard lately but we got a good forecast for the Sunday morning so we made the effort to get up and out early and it was a great half-day on the moors. Well, apart from going knee deep in a very sneakily concealed and stinky bog, that is...  At least the hole was only big enough for one leg or I might have disappeared altogether.  ;D


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Derwent Dam.


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Approaching Howden Dam.


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Morning ablutions.


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The north edge of Kinder on the horizon.


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Howden Moor below Howden Edge.


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Biplanes over the reservoir.


As always, more pictures and a full write-up here:

http://www.occasionallylost.com/2017/11/howden-moors-cut-gate-margery-hill-and.html


Cheers,  :)

April

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Re: Howden Moors - Cut Gate, Margery Hill and Howden Edge
« Reply #1 on: 09:09:43, 24/11/17 »
Lovely autumn shots  O0 I agree this autumn hasn't been the best, a lot of the leaves have been blown from the trees too soon. I do love the way you write..... bunny metropolis  :)

Great write up and pics as usual  O0
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pleb

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Re: Howden Moors - Cut Gate, Margery Hill and Howden Edge
« Reply #2 on: 10:11:30, 24/11/17 »
Brilliant pics  O0
Not sure how folk find these knee deep traps, its never happened to me! ( Clang............) ;D

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Re: Howden Moors - Cut Gate, Margery Hill and Howden Edge
« Reply #3 on: 19:05:24, 24/11/17 »
Really lovely photos adalard, of yet another of my favourite walking areas! 8)
Yep, Margery Hill can be a real bog fest during the Winter.  Best to walk there after a few consecutive very hard frosts! :D
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Re: Howden Moors - Cut Gate, Margery Hill and Howden Edge
« Reply #4 on: 20:37:13, 24/11/17 »
Very enjoyable TR adalard    :)    Those autumn colours are gorgeous and I love the photo of the robin    :)

adalard

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Re: Howden Moors - Cut Gate, Margery Hill and Howden Edge
« Reply #5 on: 11:02:58, 27/11/17 »
Lovely autumn shots  O0 I agree this autumn hasn't been the best, a lot of the leaves have been blown from the trees too soon.


Thanks, April.  :)  It was lovely to see the trees around the reservoir, I'd pretty much given up on the idea of seeing any decent autumn colours this year.  :)


Brilliant pics  O0
Not sure how folk find these knee deep traps, its never happened to me! ( Clang............) ;D


Cheers, Pleb.  O0  I don't know how I find them either - I think I must just have been born really, really lucky!  ;D 


Really lovely photos adalard, of yet another of my favourite walking areas! 8)
Yep, Margery Hill can be a real bog fest during the Winter.  Best to walk there after a few consecutive very hard frosts! :D


Thanks, Sunnydale.  :)  Yes, the first time I was up there last year it'd been relatively dry beforehand so it wasn't bad going... Or maybe it just seemed okay after crossing from Outer Edge to Cut Gate End - that was an experience!  ;D


Very enjoyable TR adalard    :)    Those autumn colours are gorgeous and I love the photo of the robin    :)


Thanks, Dovegirl.  :)  I'll have to take some seed for the robin next time - I felt bad not giving him anything, he followed us with such dedication!

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Re: Howden Moors - Cut Gate, Margery Hill and Howden Edge
« Reply #6 on: 15:33:13, 27/11/17 »
Very enjoyable blog report and photos.


Loved the rabbit pics  O0


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Re: Howden Moors - Cut Gate, Margery Hill and Howden Edge
« Reply #8 on: 08:33:20, 28/11/17 »
Great photos and, as others have said, amazing snapping the rabbit so unconcerned.
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adalard

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Re: Howden Moors - Cut Gate, Margery Hill and Howden Edge
« Reply #9 on: 10:18:09, 29/11/17 »
Great photos and, as others have said, amazing snapping the rabbit so unconcerned.


Thanks, Ridge.  :)


A few scarpered when we came into view but I think this one was so busy sprucing himself up for the day ahead that he didn't notice us. Once we spotted him, we stood completely still and took a few snaps. I felt a bit guilty when we did move on as he'd just settled down for a nap in the early morning sun and, of course, we disturbed that.

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Re: Howden Moors - Cut Gate, Margery Hill and Howden Edge
« Reply #10 on: 11:11:23, 29/11/17 »
Great pics adalard  O0
Bugs looks proper chilled out enjoyingbthe sun  :)
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adalard

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Re: Howden Moors - Cut Gate, Margery Hill and Howden Edge
« Reply #11 on: 05:43:05, 30/11/17 »
Great pics adalard  O0
Bugs looks proper chilled out enjoyingbthe sun  :)


Cheers, Beefy.  :)

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Re: Howden Moors - Cut Gate, Margery Hill and Howden Edge
« Reply #12 on: 18:01:04, 04/12/17 »
That's a great trip report Adalard and it makes for good reading.

Like you, I think I was born really, really lucky too :(

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adalard

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Re: Howden Moors - Cut Gate, Margery Hill and Howden Edge
« Reply #13 on: 05:47:20, 05/12/17 »
Thanks, Photonut - it's become one of my favourite walks around there, looking forward to doing it in the snow.  :)

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Re: Howden Moors - Cut Gate, Margery Hill and Howden Edge
« Reply #14 on: 22:12:45, 12/12/17 »
Great post! Love the Dark Peak. Done a few walks up there recently but I'm slacking a bit with the blog and am running 5 posts behind at the moment. Last time I did Howden Moors would have been earlier in the year when I did the Derwent Watershed, which was probably my favourite of the year. I'm back up there this friday for a winter walk across westend moor to Bleaklow Stones. I'm hoping for a decent amount of further snowfall between now and then.