Longshaw Estate

After the high winds and rains of recent days it was a pleasure to walk today in much calmer and sunnier conditions. On reflection, I decided that the Moneyash walk wasn’t ideal for a post-Christmas trip to the Peak District and instead I went back to the Longshaw Estate to see if I could extend my 5 mile walk on Burbage Edge from earlier in the week to make it a more worthwhile. I found a really nice 2 mile extension which passed through Yarncliff Wood and followed the flow of Burbage Brook to join up with my original walk on Burbage Edge. This extends the walk to 7 miles with 1,300ft of ascent and will make the trip to the Peak District after Christmas more enjoyable. It has the added advantage of flexibility in case of bad weather. The recce of Yarncliffe Wood and another visit to Carl Wark to find the right path from there to the Sheffield Country Walk (part of the Burbage Edge route) meant that today’s walk was 5?? miles with 1,000ft of ascent. Another visit to the caf?? at the Longshaw Estate for a bowl of soup was well earned. It’s a pity that there is some uncertainty over whether the caf?? will be open over the Christmas period but at least the toilets can be accessed from the outside and Hathersage is only 4 miles away for post-walk refreshments.

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