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Red Ratcher to Marsden

An early start and the tents were soaking from dew and condensation, but no rain in the night and the morning dawned beautiful and sunny - the best day of the three. We were aiming for the 11:50 train out of Marsden to take us back to Manchester and we set a steady pace over Black Hill and found a lovely tea van at Wessenden Head where we had a second breakfast and a welcome hot tea. Then it was down between the reservoirs into the town and the delayed train into Manchester. The tram system confused us for a while until we made our separate ways to different destinations. A great weekend backpacking with great company and another 25 miles of the Pennine Way ticked off.

Walk Details

Date: 2013-09-08

Start: Red Ratcher    Finish: Marsden Station

Distance: 8.2 mls, 13.20 km

Height Gain: 1000 ft, 304.8 m

Start Time: 07:45    End Time: 11:45

Duration: 04:00

Ave Speed: 2.0 mph

Region: Peak District

Route Description: Red Ratcher, Black Hill, Wessenden Head Moor, Wessenden Reservoir, Butterley Reservoir, Marsden Station

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Walking with: Matthew King

Long Distance Path: Pennine Way

Link to full Walk Report: https://lonewalker.net/a-weekend-sacrifice/

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Hills on this Walk

2810 - Black Hill (1909 ft)

Trig Points on this Walk

TP3980 - Holme Moss (Good condition)

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Previous Walk

Walk Name: Kinder Low to Red Ratcher

Date: 2013-09-07
Distance: 16.6 mls, 26.72 km
Height Gain: 2300 ft, 701.0 m

Next Walk

Walk Name: Kinder via Grinds Brook

Date: 2013-09-14
Distance: 10.3 mls, 16.58 km
Height Gain: 1900 ft, 579.1 m