Strines Walk & Social - July 21st

Posted 22/7/2018

The blistering heatwave subsided a little today, giving us a mild and slightly overcast day, with a gentle breeze.Thus, our party of eleven adults and three kids enjoyed a pleasant circuit of Little Howden Moor in near-perfect walking conditions, before retiring to the Strines Inn for food and refreshments.

Starting out from the pub, we headed back on Mortimer Road towards Langsett but only for two hundred yards or so, before picking up Foulstone Road - a broad and surfaced bridle path heading westward and relentlessly upward, towards our two summits. At the boundary of the Peak District National Park, we turned right to the rocky outcrop and trig point of Back Tor, dipping back down briefly before ascending Lost Lad. The toposcope here helped us identify countless other peaks our group have tackled over recent years.

Descending onto Little Howden Moor we then cut back eastwards to complete our loop back to the end of Foulstone Road. We then retraced our steps for the final mile to return to the famous old Inn.

This was a fairly short walk at 6 miles but the climbs involved made us earn our hearty feast back at the Strines Inn, where decent food and excellent company rounded off a fine afternoon's walking. Thanks as always to all who attended.

Footnote: Well done to Emma Powell for clocking up 1100 miles walked with DVWG on this walk.