This walk was a celebration of our double 70th birthdays.
The walk began at Curbar Gap where car parking spaces were at a premium. The presence of two overnight German motorhomes precipitated a mild bout of xenophobia in certain quarters.
24 walkers and the usual cute canine headed south along Baslow Edge passing the Eagle Stone and arriving at Wellington Monument where a brief breather was enjoyed. One of the aspiring septuagenarians reminisced (as those of such advanced years are inclined to do) about the time he sat atop the monument, a performance which he declined to repeat.
We were ignored by the resident herd of Highland cattle and progressed without incident to cross the road and commence a gentle ascent to the trig point on White Edge. Here we made a coffee stop and saw a small herd of deer some distance away across the moor. After our break the dry conditions enabled a good pace along the undulating path to where we turned left and headed for the Grouse where we arrived in good time for lunch and were joined by Charles.
After lunch there was a rendition of Happy Birthday by the CMC mixed choir and a group photograph was taken outside on the terrace. (see attached). It remained to return to the cars via Froggatt and Curbar Edges.
It was great to have such a good gathering. We appreciated your best wishes, cards and gifts and for making this a very enjoyable, social occasion. Many thanks to all who came along.
Frank & Jennifer