Derwent Edge – A Dark Peak Walk

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Looking down Grainfoot Clough towards the northern arm of Ladybower Reservoir at the beginning of the climb up to
Derwent Edge.

Beautiful weather for an evening walk in the Dark Peak, along the eastern shore of Ladybower Reservoir, up onto Derwent Edge via Grainfoot Clough to Wheel Stones, then north/northeast along the Edge to Black Tor, back down into the valley and along the shore of Derwent Reservoir to the car park at Fairholmes.  Encountered three cyclists early in the evening but after that I had the Edge to myself for nearly 3 hours till past sunset; something you will not normally experience around here in such great weather!

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The smaller rocks at Wheel Stones.

Derwent-3-9-6-08 Reservoirs in the valley through Wheel Stones.
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Derwent-5-9-6-08 Black Tor looking south.

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Black Tor approaching sunset.

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The sun has set over the end of Howden Reservoir so time to finally get off the hills. 8 miles (12.9km), approximately 1,050ft  (320m) vertical climb, 3.5 hours elapsed. <BIPS © 2008>

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