Hill walking Froggatt Edge (Fox House)

>>  Saturday, February 17, 2018

I returned to the hill walking club for a second time, back in the Peaks again but a little further north and a little more dramatic.
It started gently near Baslow.

A cold, but at least dry day,  although snow was in the air and mud was on the ground!

It's not a  hill walking club for nothing though and we were soon on our way upwards.

Past deer in the sloping woods.

Up to Baslow Edge.  with snow capped hills in the distance it was a cold wind blowing in.

Eagle Rock, which apparently Baslow men have to climb to prove they are fit to marry
Highland cattle - cuties

and onto Curbar Edge then Froggatt Edge

There were a lot of people walking, running, cycling, climbing

I couldn't quite get over the couple that looked like a pair of tits walking together (but not knowing the walking  group people too well yet I did not want to say it out loud!)

There was a Bronze age stone circle up there known as Stoke Flat.

And onto Grindleford Station cafe for tea and chips.

A member of our coach party, but on one of the longer set walks (I went on the short walk again) had stopped at the cafe rather than carry on with the walk he was on but had taken a turn for the worse and had called an ambulance.  We waited until the ambulance set off for hospital and then carried on our way.

Past old cars that appear to be being used as garden sheds.

And into Padley Gorge
A beautiful ancient woodland

And finally through the Longshaw Estate
And so to the pub
Which I was rather pleased about as the snow had just started to blow in the air again as we reached the end of our 10 miles.

It was really refreshing to be somewhere I hadn't been before and the company is so good.  These well heeled retired folk, travel a lot and have so many stories to share on a long walk.  Fascinating to listen to.


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