With Huihui and Sufang. A beautiful New Year morning. There used to be loads of parking space where the path goes off from Strines Bridge towards Foulstone Delf. But there is a little roadside parking especially by the track down to Brogging. We parked here and walked down the hill to Strines Bridge then on up the hill to Back Tor. It was very wintery and icy. the scramble to the trig point was a bit more daunting than usual. I gave it a miss - done it often enough before!. Then the long Duke's Road along Cartledge Stones Rodge, Brusten Croft Rodge, Hurking Edge and back to road nay Mortimer House. The path is mostly paved because of the bog but it was really icy and the pacing stones were treacherous so we ended up avoiding them for the boggy ground that freezing had tamed. t was beautiful and the more snow when it started to snow. And it went on snowing. We had planned a more interesting return to the car from here than just to follow the road but the snow was making me axious abut the drive home so we headed directly down the road. The 3km drive back as far as the A57 was indeed a bit hairy, Poor old Huihui and Sufang has to help with a push on one hill, But we got safely home.
I parked in Hayfield by the road between the phone box and the pay and display carpark. The south on the Pennine ridgeway which follows a pleasing route to near the top of Mount Famine. I look a wee detour too visit the top and then on to the top of South Head. A beautiful Christmas morning. And then a long walk over bog to the trig point on Brown Knoll. The ground was frozen solid which made it all easier. By the time I was approaching my next trig pointy on Kinder Low the weather was starting to close in. Something called Storm Bella was forecast to cause havoc. I had planned to carry on to Ashop Head and back bay William Clough. Instead, given the changing weather, I headed down more directly by Kinderlow End and Tunstead Clough Farm.