Harborough Rocks - 21st February 2006
Date 21st February 2006 Description Harborough Rocks
Start Point Sheepwash Car Park Peaks Climbed Harborough Rocks 379m
Total Time 3hrs 01min    
Walking Time 2hrs 26min    
Stopped Time 0hrs 35min    
Distance 6.83 miles    
Moving Average 2.8 mph    
Elevation at Start 210 metres Temperature 2°C
Total Ascent 372 metres Weather Sun Sleet Hail and Snow
Max Elevation 379 metres Walking With No One

Sheepwash Car Park Carsington Reservoir - Carsington - Carsington Pastures - Brassington - High Peak Trail - Harborough Rocks - High Peak Trail - Carsington Pastures - Carsington - Sheepwash Car Park Carsington Reservoir.

Today started of quite sunny and dry but turned out to be quite a winters day. From the Sheepwash Car Park at Carsington Reservoir I walked through the woods alongside the reservoir and saw many birds including Great Tit, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Long Tailed Tit, Nuthatch, Goldfinch, Siskin, Robin, Kestrel, as well as many ducks and geese. Then I crossed the B5035 to the village of Carsington. As I left the village and started to cross Carsington Pastures thats when it started to sleet and then hail and eventually snow. It was almost a white out as I could not see where I was heading for. During the rest of the walk it snowed for much of the time but there were brief intervals of sun. Arrived in Brassington eventually and then carried on to the High Peak Trail and Harborough Rocks. There as a group of children visiting the area at the same time. Took a few wintery photographs at the summit before viewing a cave at the base of the rocks. Returned to Carsington via the Pastures where there were good views to the reservoir.

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Is that a hedgehog? Sheepwash Car Park
Snowdrops at Carsington Reservoir
Carsington Reservoir
Carsington Church
Carsington Reservoir from path to Brassington
All of a sudden the snow falls
Brassington Church
Miners Arms Brassington
High Peak Trail
Harborough Rocks from High Peak Trail
DANGER - near Harborough Rocks
Entrance to Harborough Rocks
Path up to summit of Harborough Rocks
Harborough Rocks Summit "In Snow!"
A lost path around Harborough Rocks
Cave at Harborough Rocks
Inside the cave with "spooky snow"
Modern barn near High Peak Trail
Carsington Reservoir on return to village
Carsington village

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