Author Topic: TR Pennine Bridleway from Greenfield Sat 30 May 20  (Read 892 times)

April

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I drove down to see Beefy and Squeaky again on Saturday. Our walk started from Greenfield again in the layby car park.

There was one of those mobile catering vans in the layby.

Now we all know why Mel gave up her job at the chippy  :D


We climbed up the bridleway toward Noonsun Hill.

Pots and Pans and Alderman's Hill from the bridleway


It was another hot sunny day but there was a lovely breeze most of the time.

On the bridleway


On the Tameside Trail


We turned right onto the Tameside Trail, or the Pennine Bridleway or Moor Edge Road, it seems to be all three!

Looking back toward Warlow Pike


Harridge Pike


We would be descending this hill later on the path just about seen in this shot descending left to right

Manchester in view


Looking back to Buckton Vale Quarry


Walkerwood Reservoir


Descending to the Brushes Road


We were going to take another higher up path but a padlocked gate on the right of way stopped us.

I think this is Wild Bank


Looks like a lovely hill to climb  :)

We walked up the road for a while then found a spot for lunch in the shade of some trees. We sat for an hour enjoying the break from the sun.

Lower Swineshaw Reservoir


There were lots of rhododendron bushes all the way up the road and near the reservoirs.

Higher Swineshaw Reservoir


We turned left at Higher Swineshaw Reservoir over Turf Pits in between Harridge Pike and Slatepit Moor

Bog cotton on the moorland


Buckton Vale Quarry


We descended to the Pennine Bridleway again and retraced our steps back to Greenfield. Our route was Greenfield Wellihole Bridge layby - Moor Edge Road - Carrbrook - Brushes Valley - Higher Swineshaw Reservoir - Pennine Bridleway - Carrbrook - Moor Edge Road - Greenfield. 10.75 miles and 550m of ascent. Another smashing walk in the sunshine.
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Re: TR Pennine Bridleway from Greenfield Sat 30 May 20
« Reply #1 on: 20:22:19, 01/06/20 »
Good good  O0
Dont think my legs have it in them to go back there soon!

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Re: TR Pennine Bridleway from Greenfield Sat 30 May 20
« Reply #2 on: 20:25:48, 01/06/20 »
Nice . !Harridge Pike is lovely , and that Bog Cotton looks like snow .    O0

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Re: TR Pennine Bridleway from Greenfield Sat 30 May 20
« Reply #3 on: 21:18:45, 01/06/20 »
Great pics and write up  O0
Was another lovely day out bring on the wild camping eh :)
DRIP COFFINS  :D

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Re: TR Pennine Bridleway from Greenfield Sat 30 May 20
« Reply #4 on: 22:10:44, 01/06/20 »
 :D


Smashing pics and write up.  You've had the best weather ever for exploring all that boggy moorland too  O0


Love the cotton grass.  It always reminds me of truffular trees...
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April

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Re: TR Pennine Bridleway from Greenfield Sat 30 May 20
« Reply #5 on: 23:12:41, 01/06/20 »
Dont think my legs have it in them to go back there soon!

Ya lazy sod  ;)

that Bog Cotton looks like snow .    O0

It does indeed  :)

Was another lovely day out bring on the wild camping eh :)

I know. You know what will happen as soon as they say wild camping is ok? It will bleddy pour down  ::)

Love the cotton grass.  It always reminds me of truffular trees...

I had to google that one  :)
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Re: TR Pennine Bridleway from Greenfield Sat 30 May 20
« Reply #6 on: 07:40:33, 02/06/20 »

Lovely pics.
Very annoying when ROW are blocked and can mean huge detours >:(

You know what will happen as soon as they say wild camping is ok? It will bleddy pour down  ::)
Ain't that the truth.

April

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Re: TR Pennine Bridleway from Greenfield Sat 30 May 20
« Reply #7 on: 07:58:28, 02/06/20 »
Very annoying when ROW are blocked and can mean huge detours >:(

This was just a small detour. The path at the other end of the right of way which we passed near Lower Swineshaw reservoir had no closed sign or anything so perhaps we were meant to climb over the gate  :)
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Re: TR Pennine Bridleway from Greenfield Sat 30 May 20
« Reply #8 on: 08:09:07, 03/06/20 »
That looks a lovely route, I really am going to have to broaden my horizons O0 .  Annoying when a ROW is blocked without explanation, happened to me on the C2C, but being more [censored] than you I climbed over the gate.

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Re: TR Pennine Bridleway from Greenfield Sat 30 May 20
« Reply #9 on: 18:51:47, 03/06/20 »
Annoying when a ROW is blocked without explanation, happened to me on the C2C, but being more [censored] than you I climbed over the gate.

I think we would have climbed over the gate pre-covid  :)
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Re: TR Pennine Bridleway from Greenfield Sat 30 May 20
« Reply #10 on: 06:10:28, 04/06/20 »
Of course, didn't think of that when I replied. O0

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Re: TR Pennine Bridleway from Greenfield Sat 30 May 20
« Reply #11 on: 07:34:02, 04/06/20 »
I keep missing these walks  :-[ , I must be programmed just to look at the Lakes section ;D 


That looks lovely and reminds me very much of the moors near me especially the bog cotton grass. Well it would do if my local moors hadn't been set on fire by plonkers with portable barbecues  >:(
Please add portable BBQ's to the banned list and whilst you're at it add those little silver canisters of gas that the yoof of today drop everywhere >:(
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April

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Re: TR Pennine Bridleway from Greenfield Sat 30 May 20
« Reply #12 on: 07:48:43, 04/06/20 »
Please add portable BBQ's to the banned list and whilst you're at it add those little silver canisters of gas that the yoof of today drop everywhere >:(

Added to the list Karl  :)

Near Carrbrook we noticed a lot of the moorland was only just recovering from being on fire a year or too ago  :(
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April

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Re: TR Pennine Bridleway from Greenfield Sat 30 May 20
« Reply #13 on: 07:51:07, 04/06/20 »
Of course, didn't think of that when I replied. O0

The ROW passed by a farmhouse, not that close to it really but we figured best not cause any aggravation if that is what the padlock was on the gate for.
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Re: TR Pennine Bridleway from Greenfield Sat 30 May 20
« Reply #14 on: 08:15:02, 04/06/20 »
Great photos again April, love the cottongrass - reminds me of Orkney.