Thursday 10 April. I started today’s walk at Bowden Bridge, near Hayfield, the scene of the Kinder mass trespass which resulted in improved access rights for walkers. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mass_trespass_of_Kinder_Scout As I gained height, Kinder reservoir came in to view.
My twin targets of South Head and Mount Famine were now coming in to view. The climb to the first of these minor summits was at least 600ft with a short down and then another up to get to Mount Famine.
Whilst walking along the Mount Famine ridge I saw 3 Ring Ouzels flying together. I hadn’t seen this bird before so it made my day! https://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdguide/name/r/ringouzel/index.aspx
The walk at 6.8 miles with just under 2,000ft of ascent could best be described as “lumpy”. It was new ground for me and provided great views all of the way.