Thursday walk 26 Oct 2017 Report

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    Andy SmithAndy Smith

    9 members assembled at Calver Crossroads in much drier
    conditions than last week. We set off along Hassop Road
    before branching off left up a steep grassy path. At this
    point, unfortunately, our leader decided that he was not
    well enough to carry on, and turned back after describing
    the route he had intended. Leaderless, we continued up the
    hill until a track was reached and the gradient eased. A quick
    check of the GPS and map ensured that we took the right
    direction when the track forked. We reached Bramley Lane and
    continued along it past Deep Rake and some impressive open
    cast workings. Soon after passing Bleaklow Farm we stopped
    for a coffee break at a junction with a bridleway. Continuing
    along Bramley Lane over High Rake we reached the highest
    point of the walk (1250 ft) before dropping down to the road
    (Moor Lane). Here we turned north on a path across
    Longstone Moor along the sides of fields to reach Black Harry
    Gate where stones of various shapes and sizes provided
    seating for our picnic. After lunch we strolled down Coombs
    Gate back to Calver. Just 6 miles and 1000 feet of ascent.

    AvatarDavid Crowther

    Thanks, Andy. I retired home to cough alone. Apologies to all. Did you happen to meet Gordon R travelling in the opposite direction en route?

    Andy SmithAndy Smith

    Yes we did, just before reaching Black Harry Gate. He opted to continue going the wrong way rather than joining us.

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