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sunnydale

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Stanage Edge Circular [TR]
« on: 17:41:24, 14/06/10 »
A lovely day in June, 2010 :D
 
Start Point - Grindleford Station, Derbyshire
 
 
The first thing you notice on this walk is Totley Tunnel. The tunnel was completed in 1893 and at 6,230 yards (3.5 miles), was the longest mainline railway tunnel in the UK that ran under land for its entire length!...so now you know! ;)
 

 
 
After following a path slightly NW, the charming Padley Chapel comes into view...
 

 
 
 
Still heading NW, you're soon walking alongside of the River Derwent, in the direction of Hathersage...
 
 

 

 

 
 
From Hathersage - and after buying some fresh cherries from the grocers :P  - we headed North , passing lovely Summer meadows along the way...
 

 
 
Next is one of my favourite parts of the walk, The Warren. 8)   The perfect place for a 'banana/cherry' break'! :D
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
From the Warren, a steady climb led us to Green's House.  I would normally head North from there and take the Dennis Knoll track up onto Stanage - but it's a bit of a slog so something a bit different was in order today.  Instead, we headed East towards the North Lees Estate, passing through some lovely bits as we went! 8)
 

 

 

 
 
The remains of an old Chapel could be seen from our path....
 

 

 
 
Woodland path through Stanage Plantation...
 

 
 
And then our first close up view of the Edge...
 

 
 
Looks like fun to me.... :D
 

 
 
As we made our way towards the rocks for a scramble onto the Edge, I was really chuffed to see a Ring Ouzel on the rocks! :o 8)   After taking these pics, we looped wide around the bird and found somewhere else to climb up instead...
 

 

 
 
On Stanage Edge...
 

 

 

 

 
 
From Stanage, we headed across to Higger Tor.  (The photo below shows the path onto Higger Tor - but it was taken in the Autumn last year)...
 

 
 
The views are lovely from Higger Tor, especially over to Carl Wark (a Roman Hill Fort), which was our next destination...
 

 
 
And a shot of Higger Tor, taken from Carl Wark....
 

 
 
From Carl Wark we dropped down to Burbage Brook, where we crossed this cute little bridge.  Burbage Rocks can be seen behind...
 

 

 
 
The path then wends it's way alongside Burbage Brook..........
 

 

 

 
 
....until it reaches Padley Gorge......another favourite bit of mine 8) .....
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
Once out of the gorge, a wide track leads downhill and back to Grindleford Station.  On the way, I saw these lovely Clover flowers on a bit of waste ground - just too pretty to ignore :D
 
 
Thanks for looking,
 
Tracey :)
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Re: Stanage Edge Circular [TR]
« Reply #1 on: 18:35:04, 14/06/10 »
Tracey you make that walk look very tempting indeed, wish i had been on it in the glorious sun  O0 O0 O0    How far is it? Thanks for posting those pics. I love the summer meadow in all its glory. ANd to think the nights will be drawing in in 8 days time  ;D   Cheerful soul arent i?  O0
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« Reply #2 on: 19:05:08, 14/06/10 »
loved this tracey O0 thanks for sharing. :)
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« Reply #3 on: 19:10:44, 14/06/10 »
Don't ask me how....but I forgot to add the photos of the Clover! :-[ :D
 
Here they are........
 

 
 

 
 
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« Reply #4 on: 19:12:46, 14/06/10 »
Tracey you make that walk look very tempting indeed, wish i had been on it in the glorious sun  O0 O0 O0    How far is it?

Dave it's about 11 miles, so it's a piece of cake for someone who's off up the hills in the Lakes every five minutes! ;) ;D
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« Reply #5 on: 19:29:58, 14/06/10 »
Quote from: sun[b
in June, 2010 :D
 
Start Point - Grindleford Station, Derbyshire
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A lovely day
 

 
 
....until it reaches Padley Gorge......another favourite bit of mine 8) .....
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
Once out of the gorge, a wide track leads downhill and back to Grindleford Station.  On the way, I saw these lovely Clover flowers on a bit of waste ground - just too pretty to ignore :D
 
 
Thanks for looking,
 
Tracey :)
trhey were lovely photos thankyou, we were at monsall edge? i know we went through Bakewell about a mile and parked and walked about 8 miles on Sunday it was lovely , loads of people out.  We are up again this Saturday as have to drop my daughter of in Bakewell at 8,30 for D.O.E Award so up at 5 but plan to walk for the day again , its lovely to have all that on your doorstep .Thanks

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« Reply #6 on: 19:34:41, 14/06/10 »

Dave it's about 11 miles, so it's a piece of cake for someone who's off up the hills in the Lakes every five minutes! ;) ;D
I know but tortoises and snails line the way and chuck stale bread at me and tell me to get a flippin move on  ;D
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« Reply #7 on: 19:57:51, 14/06/10 »
Hi Tracey :)  this walk looks familiar ;)

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« Reply #8 on: 20:01:51, 14/06/10 »
Lovely pictures - looks like a grand day out. The meadow flowers are just stunning at the moment, aren't they? When we walked yesterday there were loads but sadly my camera (phone) is not adequate to do justice to them.
 
Pity the cows have eaten that lovely chapel though. ;D
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« Reply #9 on: 20:37:06, 14/06/10 »
Lovely, you've captured the whole essence of your walk there.
I enjoyed looking through those (twice).
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« Reply #10 on: 21:03:48, 14/06/10 »
Hi Tracey :)  this walk looks familiar ;)

Yes it's the one you and I did a few days ago!!  :)   ;)

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« Reply #11 on: 07:49:08, 15/06/10 »
Cracking photos Tracey.Love the ones of the Ring Ouzel,well done.
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« Reply #12 on: 14:44:54, 15/06/10 »
A brilliant set of photos Tracey, I really enjoyed looking at them as I've only recently been introduced to that particular area.

I especially liked the one of the meadow (6th down)

more please!  :)
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« Reply #13 on: 17:22:43, 15/06/10 »
Thanks for all the nice comments! :) :)  Muchly appreciated.
 
Glyn, I've been looking at your photos too (on Flickr). Top quality O0
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« Reply #14 on: 17:25:54, 15/06/10 »
Thanks for all the nice comments! :) :)  Muchly appreciated.
 
Glyn, I've been looking at your photos too (on Flickr). Top quality O0

thank you very much

 :)