Thursday walk report 2 Feb

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    gordon riley
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    8 of us set off despite less than promising weather forecast. People advised at the start that they might cut things short due to illness and the meet leader was nt in any better shape for the same reason.

    Despite all the above we set up the muddy and sludgy path towards Moscar Cross which gave an indication of what was to come and reaching the road near Sugworth Hall was welcome firm ground. the path bypassed the hall through woodland to the folly (marked as tower on map) and coffee break included views over towards Strrines and Dale Dyke Reserviours and it actually wasn’t raining.

    The section down to Strines Reserviour offered yet more mud which contrasted with a pleasant woodland section up to the Strines road. Vanda and Marion left us before the ascent up Foulstone Delph to Derwent Edge due to previously mentioned illness.
    And then there were only 6.

    A small intrepid group plodded up to Derwent Edge benefitting from extensive footpath restoration work which when complete should make for easy going on what in the past has been a slog. Strong southerly winds as forecast together with driving rain met us as we headed south. There was such an absence of mud on this part the Andy asked if we could have some more. The path down off the edge towards Moscar duly obliged. The return to the cars was on increasingly good paths.

    thanks to all who turned out despite poor forcast for what turned out to be a bit of a mud fest, despite this the general consensus was a good time had by all

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