Walk Report: Edale Skyline

Date: 12th Sep 2008
Stats: 11.5 miles, 2300 feet
Weather: Warm to start, cloudy and chilly on the top, rain to finish
Trig Points: 1: TP1707 – Brown Knoll
Wainwrights: N/A
Other Info: £5 all day parking in Edale with toilets
Summary: Edale, The Nab, Ringing Roger, Upper Tor, Crowden Tower, Noe Stool, Brown Knoll, Rushup Edge, Harden Clough, Edale


Key to symbols:
= Trig Point

Edale Skyline
Leaving Edale, my path is to the right, towards the wall and the trees

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Grindsbrook Clough

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Edale valley

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Ringing Roger

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Surely a lion sitting proudly guarding the path below Ringing Roger

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Some of the way is paved

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Some of the fantastic rock formations on Kinder plateau

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The path leads towards the head of Grindsbrook Clough

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Waterfall

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The head of Grinds Brook as it falls into Grindsbrook Clough

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Crowden Tower

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The Woolpacks

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The path winds off into the mist on Brown Knoll

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A wheatear perhaps – it eventually flew off.

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Only the first few yards of Brown Knoll are paved, just enough to sucker you into its peaty jaws!

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The boggy morass of Brown Knoll

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Nowhere boggier than around the trig point

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It’s like this for about 4 miles

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The firmer ground of Rushup Edge

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Paragliders ahead on Rushup Edge with Mam Tor in view

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Paragliders above Mam Tor

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It gets windy here

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Herds of walkers on Mam Tor

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Following Harden Clough back into Edale

lonewalker

Fell-walker, trig-pointer, peak-bagger, Wainwright-er & Pennine Way author, with a passion for long paths, malt whisky, fast cars & Man City

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