CMC Thursday walk 17 September 2020 Report
Six members and a dog gathered at Shatton for the first
CMC Thursday walk (and the first CMC outdoor meet) since
March. It was of course done in accordance with the BMC
Covid guidance. It was a beautiful warm sunny day, perfect
walking conditions, and with stunning views. We started on
the road to Offerton, with views north over the River
Derwent to Bamford and Stanage Edges. From Offerton we took
the delightful bridleway heading northwest across Offerton
Moor. Near the top we paused for a coffee break. The
bridleway way took us to Shatton Lane which we followed past
the Shatton mast around the head of Overdale, giving us
views south over Abney to Bretton. Leaving the track we
crossed a couple of fields to reach Bradwell Edge and yet
another view, over Bradwell Dale and Bradwell village, with
Mam Tor, Kinder, Win and Lose Hills etc in the distance. A
short walk along the edge brought us to Rebellion Knoll, our
lunch spot where we could rest and admire the views of the
Hope cement works. After our picnic we rejoined Brough Lane.
Our route was then past Elmore Hill Farm and along Townfield
Lane back to Shatton. An excellent walk.
7.4 miles 1190 ft of ascent.
Andy & Rosy