The Great Ridge - 12th April 2004
Date 12th April 2004 Description The Great Ridge
Start Point Edale Station Peaks Climbed Lose Hill (Wards Piece) 476m
Total Time 4hrs 30min   Back Tor (Great Ridge) 391m
Walking Time 3hrs 50min   Mam Tor 517m
Stopped Time 0hrs 40min    
Distance 8.75 miles    
Moving Average 2.3 mph    
Elevation at Start 235 metres    
Total Ascent 500 metres Weather Overcast and low cloud
Max Elevation 517 metres Walking With No One

The walk today started in the village of Edale and then headed towards Nether Booth. Before reaching the village I turned to cross the railway line and River Noe. Then I climbed up onto the Ridge near to Back Tor. I walked up Back Tor and on to Lose Hill where there were good views under the circumstances. Next I retraced my steps back to Back Tor then continued along the Ridge to Hollins Cross and Mam Tor. It was much cloudier at this point. After crossing the road at Mam Nick I walked along Rushup Edge (not seeing Lords Seat as the cloud was too thick) and then down Chapel Gate to Barber Booth and back to Edale.

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Waterfall on Grinds Brook in Edale
Path to Ollerbrook Booth
A very "nosey" Lamb - it had lots of energy
River Noe at Backtor Bridge
Leaving Backtor Farm
Near Back Tor
Back Tor
Mam Tor in distance from Back Tor
The Great Ridge from Back Tor
Lose Hill from near Back Tor
Back Tor from near Lose Hill
Lose Hill Summit
Lose Hill Summit with The Great Ridge
Path descending from Back Tor
Back Tor from path to Hollins Cross
Walkers gather at Hollins Cross
Path to Mam Tor
Mam Tor Summit
Mam Tor from Rushup Edge
Path along Rushup Edge
Whitemoor Clough
Path crosses brook (erosion on bank here)
Old buildings near Barber Booth
Old Nags Head Edale - Start of Pennine Way

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