Sunday walk Report 15 May 2022

Four of us set off from Pym Chair car park, including new member Simeon. A blustery walk along Shining Tor flag stones led us to the trig point, fine views of Shuttlingsloe, Jodrell Bank and the Cheshire plains. Next we descended into Todd Brook Valley and had a stop at some long abandoned farmstead ruins. Further down the valley, we explored the remote Jenkin Chapel built in 1773 for a local landowner. The second part of the valley offered quite a contrast to the higher moors – both in terms of temperature and scenery – with tropical sunshine,j babbling brooks, working and derelict farms, and endless green pastures. We made a brief skirt around the village of Kettleshulme , before a sharp pull up to Taxal Edge. A detour through some woods gave way to Windgather rocks, where only a few people were climbing.(Good news, maybe for the forthcoming visit!) A further 30 minutes along the edge took us to the cars. Total distance of distance of 10.5 miles (16.9km), arriving just before the weather began to deteriorate. A varied, undulating walk with plenty of interest and great company chat.

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