Sat 27th Apr, 2019
Saddleworth Four Trigs
Saddleworth Four Trigs
The most important bit first:
THERE ARE LOTS OF HOMEMADE CAKES AND PIES TO BE HAD AT THE END OF THE WALK!
The original route (Edale to Mossley, one way, relying on trains, has had to be postponed due to current uncertainties with the train timetables).
These four Trig points are all either in Lancashire or on the Yorkshire/Lancashire border.
Meet at 9 am for a 9.15am start at Binn Green Car park off the A635 Road past Dovestones (GR017044 on sheet OL1 Dark Peak). We lose height down to cross Dovestones Dam, then up Bradbury Lane to gain the first Trig Point (469m) at Alphin. Following the edge we pass above Wimberry Rocks then the viewpoint of Indian Head before reaching the top Chew reservoir. Featherbed Moss Trig at 541m is next and will involve some untracked boggy moorland to get there, and again to reach the stile at Laddow Moss. We then join the Pennine Way, mostly now flagged heading past Laddow and on up to Trig number three at Black Hill 582m. From here we strike NW following a sometimes slithery path to Dean Head Moss and crossing the A635 at the boundary car park between Lancashire and Yorkshire. Crossing here we head WNW following the line of the old drainage system to our lowest Trig (454m) number four at Broadstone Hill then along the ridge to Alderman via the Sugar Loaf, Dick Hill and Oven Stones before dropping down Alderman Brow and back to the cars.
This is a traditional moorland stomp reminiscent of the long walks of the early days of the club - distance about 25km (16 miles or so) with around 700m of mostly easy gradient ascent so there are still likely to be a few ‘moorland challenges’ if we have had a few days of wet weather.....
All welcome at our house from about 5pm for Cake, Pies, Tea and other beverages....
Those who wish to join us just for refreshments and a social at our house are very welcome. Let us know.
Andy and Jo
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