From: Dovestone Reservoir To: Dovestone ReservoirDistance: 9.1 mls, 14.64 kmHeight Gain: 1600 ft, 487.7 m
Parking at: SE 01328 03440
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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
Start Time: 07:40 End Time: 11:40 Duration: 04:00
Ave Speed: 2.3 mph
Region: Peak District
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. 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!
Walking with: Alone
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