Sunday walk August 6 2017 – Report

7 members set off from Eyam on a fine morning for this gentle circuit.We took the path past the Boundary Stone and down into Stoney Middleton then followed Stoke Brook to emerge on the road near Calver crossroads. A short stretch along the road brought us to the pleasantly graded path leading up towards Longstone Edge. A coffee break was taken on this section. Excellent views were enjoyed as we worked our way westwards via tracks and paths to the tumulus and small cairn on the southwest edge of Longstone Moor.It was quite breezy here so we descended for 10 minutes until a wall corner provided us with a sheltered lunch spot.Our next objective was Wardlow Hay Cop attained by a permissive path which approached from the south.We then retraced our path for 10 minutes until Cressbrook Dale appeared below. Passing below Peter’s Stone, the summit of which was occupied by a noisy radio playing group, we crossed the road at Wardlow Mires and followed easy paths to Foolow where we treated ourselves (after some debate) to a welcome drink at the pub. The western sky looked threatening as we crossed the fields back to Eyam but we arrived before rain could spoil our day.
Thanks to all for your company.
Frank & Jennifer

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