MORRIDGE
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Morridge - 28th August 2006
WALK STATISTICS
Date 28th August 2006 Description Morridge
Start Point Rey Viewpoint Peaks Climbed Royledge 425m
Total Time 2hrs 24min   Merryton Low 489m
Walking Time 1hrs 58min    
Stopped Time 0hrs 26min    
Distance 5.40 miles    
Moving Average 2.8 mph    
Elevation at Start 463 metres Temperature 18°C
Total Ascent 293 metres Weather Sunny Intervals, Showers, Windy
Max Elevation 489 metres Walking With No One
WALK NOTES

Rey Viewpoint - Upper Green - Lower Green - Royledge - Under The Hill - Upper Elkstone - Herbage - Merryton Low - Morridge - Rey Viewpoint

A lovely walk on the Western edge of the Peak District. Morridge (moor ridge) is a long arm of high ground extending south from Axe Edge. The walk starts from a layby at the Paul Rey (1925-1977) Memorial (or Viewpoint). The happy inscription to this man of Hanley reads "A rambler and world traveller who inspired so many with his love of the countryside". Merryton Low is the highest point on Morridge at 1,604 feet. Although the road is not far away there are excellent views from its top. Superb views are also gained at the trig point on Royledge. An enjoyable walk with a mixture of scenery.

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PROFILE
REFERENCE

Reference Books Used

White Peak Walks - The Southern Dales by Mark Richards (Cicerone)
Maps Used
OL24 Explorer - The Peak District (White Peak Area)
PHOTOGRAPHS
View from Rey Memorial
Rey Memorial with The Roaches & Ramshaw Rocks
The Roaches Shutlingsloe & Ramshaw Rocks
Rey Memorial with The Roaches & Ramshaw Rocks
The Roaches from track leading away from Rey Memorial
Track leading away from Rey Memorial
Farm trailer at Upper Green Farm
Upper Green Farm
Fields near Upper Green Farm
Royledge Summit
Royledge Summit
Royledge Summit
Royledge Summit
Royledge Summit
Descending down to Under the Hill
Upper Elkstone
Near Herbage Farm
Near Herbage Farm
Moorland near Merryton Low looking north
Moorland near Merryton Low looking north
Road leading back to Morridge across moors
Merryton Low Summit
Merryton Low Summit
Merryton Low Summit
Merryton Low across the moors
The Roaches from Merryton Low
The Roaches from The Mermaid Inn
The Mermaid Inn
Beacon at The Mermaid Inn
The Mermaid Inn
Merryton Low Summit
Beacon at The Mermaid Inn

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