and occasionally rides a bike.
A word of warning. The walk descriptions are not detailed enough to guide you - please take a map. The batteries never run out, and you always have a signal. Oh, And don't take left or right as gospel!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Anroach Farm to the Roaches and Hen Cloud

A circular walk of around 8 miles with around 1000 feet of ascent. I walked with Harry, on a fine sunny day, with a strong wind. It was warm enough to cast a few clouts in sheltered spots warmed by the sun.  The recent dry weather has left the sometimes boggy ground dry and springy, and very pleasant to walk on.
We followed the same route as on Saturday 19 November 2016, with one difference. Half way through instead of going down to the road we climbed Hen Cloud instead. 

Anroach Farm 

Gib Tor

Water Avens

On the way we saw and heard a stonechat, a chiffchaff, lapwings, and several green hairstreak butterflies.  A cuckoo or two were vocal all day. 

Higher up on the ridge

Pano from the ridge

Hen Cloud

Looking back over Tittesworth Reservoir, near Leek


Ida Jones said...

A lovely record of your walk in the Peaks.

aliqot said...

We have been lucky with the weather both times we have been there recently!

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

Some very imposing rock formations and standing stones up there! Beautiful day too.

aliqot said...

A wonderful place, just off the Leek to Buxton Road. Well worth a visit if you get the chance.

Unknown said...

Wonderful. We're staying at anroach farm in aug. Would love to do this walk. Don't suppose you have the gpx available for the route do you?

aliqot said...

Unfortunately not, but you should be able to work it out from an OS map. You could check the link to the other post too for more details. We weresupposed to be up there in late March, but, alas...Hope you have a great time there.

Unknown said...

Thank you so much. Sorry you missed your trip. Hope you can reschedule x

aliqot said...

We shall at some point. I hope you have enjoyed/ do enjoy the Roches area!