A party of six left Cutthroat Bridge car park, closely followed by a small group of climbers heading for Dovestone Tor, on this lovely summer morning. It was good to see Frank stretching his legs, determined to go as far as current fitness would allow. The Club would be well represented on Derwent Edge today.
A cool breeze welcomed us as we arrived below Whinstone Lee Tor and we made good progress along the dry path, with extensive views in all directions, and Golden Plovers for company. Arriving at Back Tor we took a break, some finding the energy to scramble to the trig. point. Here we left Frank to retrace his steps, whilst the rest of the group descended over Lost Lad and down to a small plantation which provided some pleasant shade and a good place for lunch. We then made our way down to Wellhead for the short walk along the reservoir track before taking the path up to Grindle Barn. We paused here for a few minutes before continuing our climb back onto the Edge, thankful to return to the cooling breeze.
There now only remained for us to follow our route down the Edge and then the path to Cutthroat Bridge. And oh yes, we found Frank sitting on a boulder eating an apple, so the party was complete again!
Thanks to all who came along for this rather warm 10.5 mile walk.