White Peak Walk
Members present; Ian McCallum, Virginia Castick, John Castick, Dave Shotton, Roger Dyke, Jim Gregson, Sandy Gregson, Bob Kelly, Phil Ramsbottom.
Climbers at Aldery Cliff: Katherine Bagshaw, Dave Dillon.
Guests: Nick Adamson, Keith Mc Donald, Juliane Naumann.
Thanks to a fairly good forecast there was a pretty good turnout. Within a few minutes of the start of the walk we nearly lost Dave Shotton near the car park but gained a late starter by the name of Phil Ramsbottom. Fortunately all ended well as Dave was to soon catch us up.
Parkhouse Hill, by my steepish line of ascent, got the old lungs working but on reaching the top of this mighty hill of 372 metres we were afforded impressive views. It was then up and over Crome Hill and down to Earl Sterndale for a pint at the “Quiet Woman”.
The afternoon saw us briefly meeting up with fellow meet members who were climbing at Aldery Cliff. The crag is apparently owned by the BMC. Whilst watching the climbers we witnessed a very large boulder falling off the crag and landing at its base; by good fortunate no one was in the vicinity of this spot at the time.
From there it was a short detour over High Wheeldon Hill, we then journeyed a bit further south before meeting the river Manifold and turning back to Longnor.
Thanks to all those walkers and climbers who attended the meet.