With Stefan. We parked at Fairholmes and set off up the track along the east bank of the reservoir. Just before the Howden dam a track heads off to the right climbing Hey Bank onto the reservoir, All the way over the high polateau to the tiny cairn on top of High Stones, the highest spot in South Yorfkshire. From here theplan was to head south to Back Tor. This is quite a treck. A lot of walks go the the nothern part of these moors round Howden Edge and Margery Hill. A lot go to the south around Back Tor and the abstract sculpture gallery that is Derwent Edge beyond it. Few join both. It's a bit of a detour out east to avoid the deep ravine made by the Abbey Brook biting into the plateau. For a long time there was little beneath our feet ressembling a path. Happily it was and had been dry otherwise it might have been much nastier underfoot. Finally we picked up the Duke's Road and followed it along Cartldge Stones Ridge to Back Tor. THen easily down and home.
7/25/2020 01:16:20 am
How far is the walk from back torr to high stones please. Is there an of yrack route?
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