Stanage Edge Walk - November 12th

Posted 13/11/2016

Yesterday's walk was a superb late season walk out onto Stanage Edge, one of the most iconic areas of the Peak District.

After a delayed start from the Norfolk Arms at Ringinglow ascending Rud Hill close to Redmires reservoir and passing White Stones to Broadshaw Plantation. Here we ascended a Bridleway which was an old pack horse route to Stanage Pole which was in dense fog.

After a quick lunch break, we headed for the edge in very poor visibility, however just as we reached... the edge the fog lifted in a matter of minutes and we were treated to some superb views of the Hope Valley, Kinder Plateau and Great Ridge.

Our walk continued to the Cowper Stone & Stanage Edge Trig Point (group photo) and then to Ipper Burbage Bridge.

The intention from here was to continue along Fiddlers Elbow to Higger Tor and return to Ringinglow across the moors on a Bridleway.

Unfortunately after commencing the path, time & daylight was against us and some our party were finding the walk too strenuous. We therefore decided to cut the walk, retrace our steps to Upper Burbage Bridge and return to Ringinglow via the road for a well earned beer at the fireside in the Norfolk Arms.

All in all a great day in the Peak District for our party in boggy & damp conditions which made the walk more strenuous.

Well done to the 17 people who completed this 8.9 miles walk, which had 1028 feet of ascent, especially Steve Pennock and Liz Davis who reached the 100 miles walked milestone on today's walk.

This walk would make an ideal walk/social on a long summer day when we have dry moors and loads of daylight to enjoy the walk and maybe a beer and meal at the Norfolk Arms afterwards too.