This week's walk is one of the furthest away, yet we had the best turn out of the year, with 12 walkers. “Hey, it is just like the old days” thought Alan.
We met up at the car park in Edale and, after walking through the village, set off on the steep climb up to Ringing Riger, an outcrop of rocks on the edge of the Kinder plateau. With this climb completed, the rest of the day was fairly easy, except the last stretch from Upper Booth to Edale which catches you out, because having thought you have virtually finished the walk, there is a bit of a climb to Broadlee Bank Tor, before dropping down again to Edale.
At Jacob's Ladder, there is a choice of descents for a short way. Nine decided on the steps, and three for the less steep sloping track.
Having made it back to Edale, it was a short walk to the Rambler Inn for a well–earned drink. Some of us recalled that this pub was the venue for our main dinner when we had our twentieth anniversary celebration which during the day had included champagne and strawberries at the top of Mam Tor in evening dress!
Report – Alan
Walk rating – Very Good.
Pictures by Alexandra
We pose for a photo on the bridge out of Edale.
The Edale valley.
Climbing up to Ringing Roger.
Going down Jacob's Ladder.
The bottom of Jacob's Ladder.
Scenery on the walk back to Edale.
Pictures by Alan
There is quite a steep climb out of Edale towards Ringing Roger.
But we eventually get to the top.
Time to catch our breath ...
... have a sit down ...
... and admire the view.
One of the streams to be crossed as we skirt the Kinder plateau.
There are some interesting rock formations.
Simon seeks a route through the peat while Steve, Yvette and Alexandra pose for a photo.
Another strange rock.
The Edale valley.
On our way down and a stop for a drink.