Mar 29, 2013
CMC Thursday Walk 28th March 2013.
Only three turned out for this walk: Andy, Rosy and Tom. We
set off from Bradwell in a westerly direction. The weather
was good: dry, with some sunshine and blue skies, but cold
with a biting east wind. Once clear of the village, all the
lanes and tracks were blocked (to vehicles) by huge snow
drifts. We were able to climb over them but it was quite
slow going; skis or snowshoes would have been better. Once
on the open expanse of Bradwell Moor the going was easier,
as much of the snow had blown off (and caused the drifts
elsewhere). Eventually we reached the top of the moor where
we could look down on Peak Forest as well as back to Win
Hill etc. On the down-wind side of the ridge there was a
(relatively) sheltered snow gully, so we crossed the wall
and grabbed a quick bite to eat for lunch. Tom tried his
winter climbing skill on the cornice but it was too soft. We
headed back to Bradwell along Batham Gate, the line of the
old Roman road. A satisfying trip, with good photographic
opportunities. Back at the start, tea and cakes were served.
5.1 miles 840 feet of ascent.
Andy Smith – Bradwell, Derbyshire, England; andy@…
Thursday Walk 28th March 2013