South Head and Roych Clough

Friday, 12th April 2013

Distance: 11 miles
Total Ascent: 2,000 feet
Time: 5.25 hours
Weather: Overcast with some showers


An enjoyable introduction to the week's walking along farmers' tracks, grassy paths and across fells. There was still some snow around where it had been blown into drifts and, unfortunately, after some light showers, we had quite a heavy downfall as we made our way back to Hayfield. However, it did clear up before we reached the cars so that we weren't too wet for the continuation of our journey to Whaley Bridge where we had rented a cottage for the week.


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Remnants of snow from earlier cold weather


Preparing to set off after our elevenses stop


Looking back to our track from the climb . . .


to South Head . . .


with its own cairn


Crossing the beck . . .


at Roych Clough


An inquisitive lamb wanted to join us


Tea time at the barn


No trains today


Some of the lambs . . .


may only be a few days old


A final stream to cross . . .


on a rather muddy end to the walk

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