Monsal Head Walk on Thursday 27th May

Jun 27, 2013
A repeat of my walk I’d done with Linda a month ago, but going the other way round [clockwise] as a change. Six of us set off from Monsal Head [some bravely wearing shorts – some of the paths were quite narrow and the nettles tall and numerous], gently climbing from Little Longstone up to and then along Longstone Edge, and after a brief refreshment stop on a convenient bench, descended to Great Longstone and on through fields of buttercups, under the Monsal Trail railway line, past Churchdale Hall to Ashford in the Water. It was just beginning to ‘spot’ with rain, but a very welcome shelter by the sheep-wash bridge provided a dry spot for our lunch. Then, having donned jackets, it was off again in slight drizzle for the final third of the 7 and 1/2 mile walk back to Monsal Head, where the café provided tea and scones, and the excellent and informative conversation continued. Thank you all for your good company, and I’m pleased that some of the paths were new to you. Vanda

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