A Trek from Tintwistle

A Trek from Tintwistle

South Manchester are back in business again with a walk led by Peter Whitehead from near his home in Tintwistle. There were six of us including Michael Magee, Bridget Knight and we welcomed two new walkers John Braide and Joe Pusey.   

We started from the Valehouse reservoir dam, climbed through Tintwistle, passed Arnfield reservoir then used the permissive path up Ogden Clough to the Chew Valley. This gave great views over to Dovestones reservoir. A crag gave us a good elevenses stop. From Alphin Pike we descended to the nameless reservoir below Buckton Vale quarry observing a couple of brave ladies wild swimming in its cold waters. From Carrbrook we took to the Pennine Bridleway followed by a steep climb up Wild Bank hill that had us checking our pulses at the top (I had not got one - I must be dead). We dropped down past Hall farm enjoying the bird song (so what bird goes Baa Baa!). A delightful walk took us around Swallows wood. Another circuit of Arnfield reservoir then over Bottoms reservoir dam and along its south side back to the start.

This was a really great walk, cleverly devised by Peter giving many good views and even a couple of new paths for me.

Sadistics: 15.75 mils and either 2800 of 2950ft ascent (depending on whose GPS you believe).


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