Author Topic: TR Castleshaw Reservoirs and Millstone Edge Sat 13 Jun 20  (Read 534 times)

April

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Route map 1


Route map 2


We started from Brian Clough* car park again but as it was all clagged in we binned the planned walk of Black Hill and chose another one that descended a bit and hopefully we would get some views. We followed the Pennine Way northward then turned left on the Pennine Bridleway toward Castleshaw.

*New name for Brun Clough, blame Ridge  :D

Bubble and Squeak* on the Pennine Bridleway


*Temporary new names  :D

Dinosaur!


This was on the lane near Bleak Hey Nook

Castleshaw Higher Reservoir


There were some views to be had as the mist cleared a little.

Castleshaw Lower Reservoir


Our route ahead on Low Gate Lane up the hill


We were still on the Pennine Bridleway which we followed for most of the walk except for the Pennine Way bits.

Climbing up Low Gate Lane


It was steep and the heat of the sun could now be felt as it was breaking up the clag

Looking back at Castleshaw Lower Reservoir


These sheep are so cute


Google says they are Romney Sheep. They are just as cute as Herdwicks :)

New Years Bridge Reservoir


Dowry Reservoir


Our route ahead


We dropped down to the A640 and crossed it and still on the Pennine Bridleway up another climb.

We found a nice place for lunch half way up the climb behind a wall and out of the wind.

Lunchtime View of Dowry and New Years Bridge reservoirs


Looking back from the bridleway


On the Pennine Bridleway


It was still claggy ahead and we thought Millstone Edge would still be in clag when we got there.

Looking back at the reservoirs


Much better views in that direction

I love these signposts


We crossed the A640 again and walked up the road again until we reached the Pennine Way car park at Haigh Gutter. The clag had lifted now and we had views as we walked toward Northern Rotcher on the Pennine Way.

The stones at Northern Rotcher


We dropped down off the edge for another break here. The walk was shorter than planned so we had the luxury of more time to laze about in the sun.

Ammon Wrigley memorial plaques


More memorial plaques on Millstone Edge


Beefy and Squeaky below Millstone Edge


Another good walk despite the early clag. The route was Brun Clough - Pennine Bridleway - Bleak Hey Nook Lane - Gate Close Lane - Dowry Reservoir - A640 Pennine Way car park at Haigh Gutter - Northern Rotcher - Millstone Edge - Brun Clough. 7.58 miles with 358m of ascent
"Who would've thought...... you are light and darkness coming through" words by Tim Armstrong

beefy

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Bubble and squeak  ;D
Another great walk, black hill can wait for another day
And lazing in the sun was very relaxing  :)
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More lovely pics, pleased it cleared up for you.
Took me a while to work out 'Bubble and Squeak'. I see Beefy is still avoiding walking with you, nothing to do with social distancing just doesn't want to be associated with you.

richardh1905

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Some very atmospheric shots there, April.

karl h

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That looks a  really nice day out O0
Saw a few pics on FB of fantastic inversions in that area at daybreak
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April

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Another great walk, black hill can wait for another day

Looks ok for this weekend, if the forecast is right  :D

I see Beefy is still avoiding walking with you, nothing to do with social distancing just doesn't want to be associated with you.

 ;D I think we were still in social distancing mode.

Some very atmospheric shots there, April.

Mist is much better when it starts to lift  :)

Saw a few pics on FB of fantastic inversions in that area at daybreak

The cloud must have lifted by the time we got to the car park at 9.45, now that would have been good to see, its ages since we've seen an inversion.
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GinAndPlatonic

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Looks a great walk . Looking back at Castleshaw Lower Reservoir is magic , even with the mist .  O0

pleb

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Did you adopt the dinosaur? ;D

April

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Thanks G&P it was still great to be out  :)

No pleb, we left the dinosaur  :) We assume it must be a local child that has put it there maybe?
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Lovely pics April.  I had a chuckle at "bubble and squeak" too  :)
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Re: TR Castleshaw Reservoirs and Millstone Edge Sat 13 Jun 20
« Reply #10 on: 18:30:42, 19/06/20 »
I had a chuckle at "bubble and squeak" too  :)

 :) Pleased you "got it" lol
"Who would've thought...... you are light and darkness coming through" words by Tim Armstrong