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2:28pm Tuesday 17th April 2012 in WI and Clubs
Warrington Ramblers By Tony Hulme.
On April 7 eleven of us got off the train at Greenfield to walk over the watershed to Hadfield.
After the initial climb to Alphin Pike we enjoyed a high level stroll with great views of Dove Stones Reservoir and the snow dappled moors beyond.
Beyond Chew Reservoir two foot deep snowdrifts overlying boggy terrain made conditions a little challenging but we made it through to join the Pennine Way near Laddow Rocks heading South to Longdendale.
After a long descent, the party split with Don Morris kindly offering to lead one group back to Hadfield via the Trans Pennine Trail while I took the remainder over a higher level route via Lad’s Leap. The lower level route was 12 miles with 1600 ft of ascent, the higher level 13 miles with 2300 ft of ascent.
We all met up in the pub by Hadfield station for the “post-match analysis” enjoying a pint or two before catching the homeward train.
For further information about any of our walks contact Daphne Thomas on 821156