Walk report Thursday May 16th

May 18, 2013
Apologies to our working members, who are sadly unable to join these sociable little leg-stretchers each Thursday….
A decent day saw 4 of us (Linda, John M, Martin and self) warm up by ascending Fairbrook Naze, then head west along Ashop edge. A sunny lunch stop let us watch the Lancaster come up from the south and fly over the Derwent edges before dropping down for its run over the dams.
We headed on past Punch’s nose (which Martin remembered soloing when it was just Severe – now HVS apparantly……) to the end of the edge and the Pennine Way. A short distance north led to the Snake Path back down the Ashop valley (with a few boggy patches).
Tea (we have coffee and teas stops in these walks…) was taken on a grassy knoll above the babbling brook before the partly-felled plantation (rather a mess now).
Back to the cars in 3h30m and 7.5 miles. John didn’t seem to be turning in circles all the way, but his right-leg pedometer was showing 0.5m more than the left leg one come the finish…

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