Thursday Walk 6 May 2021 – Report

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    Andy Smith

    9 Club members met at Mytham Bridge in sunny but quite cold weather for the 8-mile loop via Win Hill. We split into a clockwise group of five and an anticlockwise group of four. The anticlockwise group set off through Shatton passing fields with chickens, sheep and lambs and a boat floating in a pond only a little larger than itself. Dodging some huge road mending machinery at Brough, we continued past the site of the Roman fort at Navio and soon found a delightful spot for our coffee break: a grassy bank overlooking the Hope Valley, with our ultimate objective – Win Hill – clearly in view. We walked through Hope, across Killhill Bridge and under the railway line. The two way out in front had turned right and were well on their way to Twitchll Farm. They had to be called back as our route went left here past Fullwood Stile Farm. Where open country was reached we met the other group coming the other way. They’d had their coffee break on top of Win Hill and enjoyed great views. The route now steepened and as we ascended, the threatening weather we had seen approaching reached us and turned out to be a hail shower. Where the gradient began to level off we found a lovely sheltered hollow for our lunch, with great views of Lose Hill, Mam Tor, Grindslow Knoll, Winnats etc. Someone heard a skylark.
    Resuming our walk we soon reached the main Hope Cross to Win Hill track rising gently to the trig point. With the wind almost behind us, it was a pleasant stroll to the summit which, unusually, we had to ourselves. After a discussion about the reason for the holes in the concrete column, we decided that they were for drainage [later confirmed by Google]. It just remained to head down to Thornhill and back to the start, where we found that the other group had finished about half an hour earlier. They’d had their lunch break in Hope churchyard. The distance was confirmed at just 8 miles. A most enjoyable day. Andy

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