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Scout Moor

A mid-week walk to try and make up for the abortive effort at the weekend and to take advantage of fine weather. A new area for me, but with four trig points and Marilyn in an easy 10 mile walk it was a good choice. Lots of cotton grass and skylarks out and the wind (a breeze that didn't even threaten my Tilley) was sufficient to silent the huge wind turbines on the top. They didn't detract from the walk particularly, but it was galling to see them all silent and still while the wind was blowing - sort of begs the question. "What's the point?"

Walk Details

Date: 2013-06-18

Start: Knacks Lane    Finish: Knacks Lane, Rochdale

Distance: 10.8 mls, 17.38 km

Height Gain: 1600 ft, 487.7 m

Start Time: 07:40    End Time: 11:20

Duration: 03:40

Ave Speed: 2.9 mph

Region: Southern Pennines

Route Description: Knacks Lane, Hunger Hill, Naden Reservoirs, Knowl Hill, Higher Hill, Foe Edge, Cowpe Low, Cragg Quarry, Hail Storm Hill, Top of Leach, Rooley Moor Road, Knacks Lane

Parking Grid Ref: SD 86968 16080

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Walking with: Alone

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Hills on this Walk

2817 - Hail Storm Hill (1564 ft)

5533 - Hail Storm Hill (boundary) (1557 ft)

16512 - Cowpe Lowe (1444 ft)

Trig Points on this Walk

TP4059 - Hunger Hill (Good condition)

TP4301 - Knowl Moor (Good condition)

TP2475 - Cowpe Lowe (Good condition)

TP3566 - Hailstorm Ridge (Good condition)

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Previous Walk

Walk Name: Ribblehead (aborted)

Date: 2013-06-15
Distance: 2.9 mls, 4.67 km
Height Gain: 200 ft, 61.0 m

Next Walk

Walk Name: Fair Snape Fell

Date: 2013-06-21
Distance: 12.2 mls, 19.63 km
Height Gain: 2000 ft, 609.6 m