Sunday, 30th August 2015

Walk: Phoside, Peep O Day, Edale Cross, Stony Ford, Farlands
Start Point: Sett Valley Car Park, Hayfield Grid Reference: SK 036 868
Distance: 9.25 miles Ascent: 1,550 feet
Time: 5.5 hours
Weather: Fine, dry and warm with sunny intervals.

15 walkers. The walk included a stretch of the Pennine Bridleway around Mount Famine and South Head. Great views of Swine’s Back, Kinder Downfall, the Upper Sett Valley and Kinder Reservoir. Plenty of heather in full bloom. The path from South Head to the Pennine way has been partly flagged and consequently was mud free!

Our first site of heather on Leygatehead Moor

A notice outside Peep-O-Day explained how it gained its name

We walked up a heather lined lane

The climb continued along the Pennine Bridleway, behind Mount Famine, towards South Head

Part of the path from South Head to Swines Back has been paved with old mill floor flags

We passed this group walking with nordic poles

Edale Cross with Swines Back on the hill

Looking across the Upper Sett Valley to South Head and Mount Famine

Looking up to Kinderlow End

Kinder Downfall in the background as we took a break on our descent

Nearly back. Kinder Reservoir Dam in the background

A reminder of how the land in this area was opened for walkers

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