Roystone Grange - 5th February 2006
Date 5th February 2006 Description Roystone Grange
Start Point Minninglow Car Park Peaks Climbed  
Total Time 2hrs 10min    
Walking Time 1hrs 54min    
Stopped Time 0hrs 16min    
Distance 6.24 miles    
Moving Average 3.2 mph    
Elevation at Start 327 metres Temperature 5°C
Total Ascent 116 metres Weather Overcast and Drizzle
Max Elevation 378 metres Walking With No One

Minninglow Car Park - High Peak Trail (Pennine Bridleway) - Smiths Rodley Crane - Gallowlow Lane - Roystone Grange - Minninglow Lane - Cobblersnook Lane - Green Lane - High Peak Trail (Pennine Bridleway) - Gotham Curve - Minninglow Car Park

A overcast and miserable day. However it did only drizzle for a short while. The walk started from Minninglow Car Park on the High Peak Trail. After about a mile I walked past an old quarry which still had an old crane which used to be used on the railway (Smith Radley crane). A short distance further on was a lime kiln (a good view to Minninglow tumulus from here. Next it was down Gallowlow Lane (quite muddy with farm vehicle tracks). The path then went down a small valley to Roystone Grange. This was a historic site and very interesting. My return journey was via Minninglow Lane, Cobblersnook Lane, Green Lane and back along High Peak Trail. Part of the trail took me around Gotham Curve which in its day was the tightest curve on any British line at 80 degrees.

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Leaving Minninglow Car Park
New Pennine Bridleway sign at Minninglow
High Peak Trail at Minninglow
Smiths Rodley Crane
Lime Kiln and Minninglow on horizon
Minninglow Tumulus
A muddy Gallowlow Lane
Dew Pond and bridge over High Peak Trail
Pump House and remains of medieval Grange
Roystone Grange estate
Roystone Grange farm
Foundations of Roman Farmhouse
Green Lane joins the High Peak Trail
Gotham Curve on the High Peak Trail

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