Author Topic: TR Huddersfield Narrow Canal and Millstone Edge Fri 15 May 20  (Read 629 times)

April

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With travelling for exercise restrictions lifted and being able to meet up with one person outside your household I drove down  to meet Beefy and Squeaky at the Brownhill Centre near Uppermill in Oldham. Our walk started along the Huddersfield Narrow Canal. It was quite cold and cloudy to start.

On the Huddersfield Narrow Canal


Standedge Tunnel entrance


Enjoying the walk and company


Harrop Edge


Beefy told me we would be walking back that way later in the day.

We left the canal and walked up a bridleway that is actually part of the Pennine Bridleway. It ascended gently up by a house to the A62 and Brun Clough Reservoir.

View from the bridleway


The view of the house and the bridleway


We crossed the A62 and joined the Pennine Way and through a gate up onto Millstone Edge. It was really cold and windy here.

View from Millstone Edge


Castleshaw Reservoirs from Millstone Edge


The trig point on Millstone Edge


View from Millstone Edge


We saw 4 plaques with the Wrigley family names on near here mentioning The Dinner Stone.

The Dinner Stone?


I'm not sure if this is the Dinner Stone or not.

We walked a bit beyond this hoping to find shelter but there was none to be found so we turned tail and retraced our steps by Millstone Edge trig then left toward a wall where we found some respite from the wind for some lunch.

Lunchtime view of what I think is Pule Hill on the left


Lunchtime view


After lunch  we walked back down to the gate and turned right until we came to Standedge Foot Road which we followed to the A62. We walked a short distance along it until we came to Harrop Edge Lane and started ascending again.

Wild Poppies


Castleshaw Reservoirs from Harrop Edge Lane


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View to Pots and Pans from Dobcross


The lane eventually lead to the village of Dobcross

Geese in the graveyard


We were then back at the canal and we walked for a while then had another brew and some food before heading back to the car park.

Bluebells on the canal bank


I said au revoir to Beefy and Squeaky and drove back home again. It was grand to see them after 8 weeks of being apart and it was a pretty good walk too.

I realised back at home most of this walk is on the OL1 OS Explorer map so I measured it back at home 10.25 miles and about 300m of ascent. Only a small part of this walk is within the Peak District border so I have put in the Rest of England.
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pleb

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Bit windy there eh?  ;D

April

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It was, we don't have much luck, the weather has been lovely for weeks, back to windy and cold!!
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pleb

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Its that kind of area somehow.

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Great pics and write up Ape  O0
Was a lovely walk fancy a wild camp  ;D
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I saved some seed of those yellow wild poppies whilst out walking thinking how nice they would be in a small clump, now I have them all over my bl...y garden!

April

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Was a lovely walk fancy a wild camp  ;D

 ;D As soon as it is allowed we will be  :)

I saved some seed of those yellow wild poppies whilst out walking thinking how nice they would be in a small clump, now I have them all over my bl...y garden!

 ;D
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Mel

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The Rest Of England board has never seen so much action just lately  :D


Glad you got to see Beefy and Squeaky again and they dragged you out on what looks a nice walk.  Wouldn't fancy eating my dinner off that stone though!
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Must have been great to get together with Squeaky again ;)
So many paths, so little time

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A nice walk out onto the northern moors and lovely pics  O0. I can imagine the chilly breeze up there.
We've heard very little of that area for ages now, it seemed to be popular at one time.

April

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Glad you got to see Beefy and Squeaky again and they dragged you out on what looks a nice walk. 

It was great to be back out with them again  :)

Must have been great to get together with Squeaky again ;)

It was  :)

We've heard very little of that area for ages now, it seemed to be popular at one time.

There may be a few more posts about this area in the coming weeks  :)
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Lovely April, don't know how I missed these yesterday  O0

April

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Lovely April, don't know how I missed these yesterday  O0

 :) Thanks Ridge, there may be a few more  :)
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Great pics April O0


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I have spent my time off work doing up that shed you should have seen it before I started :D

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April

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I have spent my time off work doing up that shed you should have seen it before I started :D

You must have fell asleep on the job  :D
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