Rocky ridge walk is hard go­ing in heat

Macclesfield Express - - WHAT’S ON - CARO­LINE FINLAYSON

EAST Cheshire Ram­blers chose the hottest day of the year so far to un­der­take one of our longer walks.

Start­ing from Long­shaw Lodge on the east­ern edge of the Peak Dis­trict on the out­skirts of Sh­effield, the route took us over Burbage Rocks where we saw many climbers in­dulging in the lo­cal sport of boul­der­ing amongst the rocks scat­tered be­low the ridge.

A strange fea­ture on the way up to the ridge is a block of stone which was be­ing carved into a trough be­fore it split and had to be aban­doned.

We con­tin­ued down to Burbage Bridge, from where we as­cended to the first trig point on Stan­age Edge.

By this time the early morn­ing cloud had dis­persed and it was be­com­ing re­ally hot. For­tu­nately there was a breeze to keep us cool.

We walked along the edge to the sec­ond trig point on High Neb look­ing at the fine views over the Great Ridge and the Kinder plateau.

This part of the walk is very pop­u­lar with both rock climbers and walkers.

Af­ter the trig point there were far fewer peo­ple as we de­scended through an old quarry and across moor­land to the main Snake Pass road.

It is dif­fi­cult to be­lieve that this part of the walk is through the out­skirts of Sh­effield. We fol­lowed quiet coun­try lanes un­til even­tu­ally reach­ing a brook flow­ing through woods above the Rivelin Reser­voirs.

There was wel­come shade on this part of the walk, which con­tin­ued along Wyming Brook Drive.

Even­tu­ally we came out of the shade and reached Hound­kirk Road, which took as back to Long­shaw lodge.

Af­ter 17 miles it was good to get back to some re­fresh­ment.

For more de­tails of East Cheshire Ram­blers’ pro­gramme of week­end and mid­week walks, rang­ing from four to 15 miles in length, go to ram­blerseastcheshire. org.uk.

The Ram­blers pause to catch any breeze at High Neb trig point

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