Walk Report Sunday 1/09/19

Eight people plus two dogs set off from Cutthroat Bridge along Derwent Edge in drizzle which quickly developed into “dancing white rain” and a cold wind.
Morning highlights- coffee at Wheel Stones, Chris impersonating a gorilla for a photo? Ziggy stealing a lunch pack from young ones sheltering under a rock, rock formations, descent just before Back Tor, hot chocolate and Bovril at Fairholmes. Andy’s eternal optimism that the weather was improving and learning that optimists live longer than pessimists!
Morning lowlights – cold wet weather, numb hands, realisation that very few of us had packed gloves,
Afternoon highlights – ascent via Lockerbrook, blue sky, delayering, warm sunshine, interesting route up to summit to bag all tops of Crook Hill, – for some of us the first time, deciding where the relics of the ancient stone circle were, final descent to Ladybower Bridge and realisation that cars not too far away.
Afternoon lowlights – aching legs, more ascent after ladybower Inn..
Overall – a 13 mile route with all four seasons, fantastic views from both sides of the valley, and great company.
Thank you for an enjoyable day out,
Ali

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