A rest from Wainwright bagging today, as take a wander around one of my favourite edge walks.
Route Description: Dovestone Res car park, Yeoman Hey res, Greenfield Res, Birchen Clough, Great Dove Stone Rocks, Chew Res, Chew Road, Chew Piece Plantation, Dovestone Res car park
Notes: I nearly didn’t walk today – I’d chosen a Western Fells walk which I sacked because of the weather reports and then didn’t feel like walking the backup route I’d selected. But at 10pm on Friday I decided to re-visit one of my favourite Peak District routes around Dovestone Reservoir.
The reservoir drain was overflowing which suggested Birchen Clough may be impassible, but I had a look and although it was marginal I managed to cross it bottom and top. Incredibly boggy around the edge and feet soon soaked, but mist cleared and sun cam out towards the end. Decided on a route down I’d never used, along Chew Road, but wish I’d stayed high as the sun came out and blue sky above me. Never mind!