With Helen. A splendid two-car ribbon walk. We left car number one at the parking place north off Strifes by the track to Brogging then drove in car number two to the car park at the top of the Ringinglow Road. Walked all the way up Stanage Edge and on past Moscar Lodge and Moscar Cross Farm, on over Lodge Moor past Sugworth Hall ands Boot's Tower back to car number one.
Probably once part of a cross these are thought to date from the 9th century. It is a pleasant stroll to them down Crown Edge.
With Huihui and Sufang. We parked in Youlgreave and walked down the hill to the river. It was very very hot. It was very very busy The designated swimming area was completely overrun. I say 'designated swimming area' as you're not supposed to swim anywhere else but no one was paying much attention. to that. I have never seen it more mobbed round here. Passing Alport - where we stopped for some ice cream - we headed west along Lathkill Dale which was no less crowded. We escaped by crossing the river and heading uphill to Meadow Place Grange. then south over fields. The two fields before Back Lane were full of cows. And the biggest bull you ever saw. Happily we were extremely brave. Then to Monsal Head for fish and chips. My last walk with Huihui and Sufang before they headed back to China, their Confucius Institute posting to Sheffield over now. I miss them.
With Huihui and Sufang. Monsal Head to Ashford by Pennyunk Lane. Cross the road and up the hill past mast thing ad over fields to Magpie Mine. Back via Sheldon. A lovely day with my teachers.
With Helen. Morsal Dale to Taddington. Easy enough. Then we got lost trying to find High Dale on way down to Miller's Dale. But we got there eventually. And home again.