Longnor Three Peaks Walk 12 Jun 2022 Report

Five members plus 2 dogs set off on a sunny but blustery day to complete the three hill, ten mile round.. The first and, perhaps, most shapely, Parkhouse was summited and descended within the first hour. With a narrow fin ridge, various descents were chosen, including a bum slide earth gully and the steep and more sedate tussocky grass path.A quick refreshment stop boosted the party for the next short ascent of Chrome .Again, an interesting small peak with limestone caves and outcrops.Lunch quickly followed before more ascent and descent to the pretty village of Earl Sterndale. The duck pond afforded some convenient seats, just in time to witness the feeding frenzy for the resident grey lag geese and and many mallard pairs. A rough track led us to a small lane for the final hill of the day – High Wheeldon, with a short and sharp climb to the trig point.Far reaching views were enjoyed before a knee busting descent into the valley and a short pull back up to Longnor. A great walk completed, at a shifty pace. We rewarded ourselves with tea and cakes at the local cafe. Thanks for the company and a shout out to Alison who drove all the way from Kettering! Ali

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