- September 17, 2018 at 10:12 am #12652marian birkettParticipant
Having shared cars up the last part of the road to King’s tree, 10 of us and Poppy set off up Linch Clough. We criss-crossed the stream and waded through bracken as the path became more indistinct the higher we got. After an early coffee stop towards the top of the clough we reached the damp but not too boggy moorland. A breezy mile or so with increasingly panoramic views of Kinder / Bleaklow area, took us to the fine huts in Lower Small Clough where we had lunch. The upper Derwent river was low enough to cross without incident and having climbed up to gain the track back to Slippery Stones, we enjoyed easier going under foot, a few bilberries and some autumnal colours. The final stretch of forestry track back to King’s tree was marked by much tree felling activity. A delightful circuit in delightful company. Many thanks to all who joined in.
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