CMC Thursday walk 7 April 2016 – report

Home Forums Messages click here CMC Thursday walk 7 April 2016 – report

Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total)
  • Author
  • #2482
    Andy SmithAndy Smith

    13 set off from Bradwell. The route took fairly steep paths
    and tracks up out of the village, emerging on Bradwell Moor
    where the gradient eased and we encountered the first of
    many stiles which punctuated the remainder of the walk.

    The route reached the site of the old Hollandtwine mine.
    The mine workings have been landscaped into green fields
    and a nice new dry stone wall is being built. We now headed
    west on the bridleway, crossing the Limestone Way. A mutter
    from the back: “Are we stopping for a coffee break yet?’
    Answer: “Not until we get to the top of the hill.” We found
    a spot in the shelter of the wall with a view over Peak
    Forest. After the break we headed down into Conies Dale,
    which we crossed at a dodgy stile. The path went over
    into Oxlow Rake. Up the rake for a bit, then up through
    liberally muck-spread fields towards the Cop. Lunch
    was taken just before the Cop, again with good views.

    After lunch we crossed back over the Limestone Way, through
    fields past Weston House and uphill again through more old
    mine workings before reaching the top of Bradwell Moor. A
    short distance farther on, we paused at an old mine shaft
    for someone to drop a pebble down to estimate how deep it
    was. It was deep. The way was now across the moor to meet
    Batham Gate, the old Roman road. Nearly back now, the route
    was via Greendale, Outlands, Newwall Nook, Tophole Road and
    Hungry Lane back to the start. Here we were joined by some
    non-walking club members and we all enjoyed birthday cake and
    other goodies, washed down by copious quantities of tea.

    Andy SmithAndy Smith

    8.1 miles, 1300 ft ascent

Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.