- in pictures January 2013
Recent perambulations in various parts of the North of
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Walk 24 on 6th January, 2013.
Blackstone Edge, near
Another Manchester Evening News walk of about 6 miles over varying
terrain: valleys, woodland and moors. Culminating on the
high moorland, featuring an escarpment of black
gritstone known as Blackstone Edge. An overcast but fine enough
mild day, perfect for walking, far from the madding crowd of
Hollingworth Lake. Definitely one for the Wintertime, when there are
fewer people around. The ascent, not arduous, but a steady
climb, follows after a few miles through valley and trees, up hill
and down dale, then reaching moorland prior to the ascent. A
fascinating march across the almost lunar gritstone escarpment
is followed by a steady descent back to farmland and paths. A short
but very interesting walk with lots to see. Lovely scenery, although
on this occasion the views were totally obscured by low cloud. In
fact, I walked 'in faith' for a mile or two as there was no
visibility at all! As can be seen in the photos! But we made it,
fine, in the end, and, as ghostly Hollingworth Lake slowly
materialised from the misty veil, all became clear for the walk downhill, back to base.
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