South Head & Mount Famine

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.

ImageI stopped near Broad Clough for a chat with a chap who was out recceing a route for a D of E walk at the weekend.

ImageAlthough a little hazy the Manchester conurbation could be seen in the distance.

Image

Image

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.

ImageImage

Image

Image

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.

ImageImage

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s