Sun 22nd Nov, 2015

Walking Meet

Al Metelko

Present: Laura Collier, Roger Dyke, Dave Shotton, Trish Cranston, Al Metelko.


We arrived in Longnor in a light drizzle. Laura, Roger and Dave were already in the Cobbles Café and we joined them for a cup of tea. With the weather much improved, we headed for the first trig point at 361m near Hittend Campsite but decided not to visit it as it involved more mud, trespass and a field of cows. After passing through Fawfieldhead we headed north to the north side of Hollins Hills, stopping for elevenses in Hollinsclough. Then we headed southeast to have our lunch stop on top of Chrome Hill in beautiful sunshine and fast disappearing snow. An interesting steep muddy ascent took us to the top of Parkhouse Hill. Giving the party the choice of getting back to the start in daylight or the final trig point we carried on to High Wheeldon, summiting just after sun set. A steep grassy decent and we reached Longnor without need of head torches which most of us had forgotten. Then it was tea, drinking chocolate, and cake at the Longnor Craft Centre to end the day.

*gps fileof the route taken can be found here.

Al Metelko

Meet Promo:

Impromptu walk in the peak

Meet Longnor 9:30 for 9:45 start.

Essentially it will be the walk descriped at:

The KMC 60+ years ago!

Al Metelko

Snack stop at Hollinsclough (with handy defibrillator) (Dave Shotton)
Chrome Hill from Hollinsclough (Dave Shotton)
In the snow with Chrome Hill in background (Dave Shotton)
Approaching Chrome Hill from near Hollins Hill (Dave Shotton)
Chrome Hill summit in winter sunshine (Dave Shotton)
Looking back to Chrome Hill from Parkhouse Hill (Dave Shotton)
Parkhouse Hill summit (Dave Shotton)
Dave surveys the scene from High Wheeldon trig point (Roger Dyke)

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