Sheila looking a bit chilly.
One of the reservoir outflows
View across towards Buckhurst farm
Very strong steel gates on a boundary wall.
Heading for Buckhurst hamlet.
The bridge at Closes and the outflow of the Pond at Buckhurst.
General view east from Closes.
View going up Cheesden Dale
A bridge in the Cheesden valley
An outflow at Lumb reservoir or pond as it is now.
Approaching Cheesden Lumb Mill.
Some lunatic tempting fate at Lumb Mill.Cheesden Lumb Mill. John Kay (not to be confused with the John Kay who invented the flying shuttle) built Cheesden Valley's Lumb Mill in 1786, as a fulling mill, turning woollens into felted materials. (Source wikipedia.)
Somebody trying to be Artistic.
A tragedy approaching.
Lunch at last, underneath the wall beside the Edenfield road.Primus Express spider gas stove and 2. A pouch of one cup Cafe Express fresh ground filter coffee.
I have an Optimus Crux stove and its tiny and light but it’s never grown on me. It’s ok for 2 seasons in my opinion and it’s regulator is poor at best.
I went for the Primus because it was first of all a stove with a pre-heat tube and should therefore work in low temperatures, 2nd the weight and the the price was reasonable and it could invert the gas cylinder if required. Today was it’s first outing and i was only boiling water, but to be honest that’s about all we ever do with a stove.
It boiled 600ml in about 4 1/2 minutes in ambient temperature of around 3 degrees and in a sheltered spot. A wind shield wasn’t used today.
I think i am going to like this one.
Weight 198gr and it folds neatly and fits nicely into my 600ml pot. It comes with a base sheet of foil but i will be changing this to something more user friendly as it’s a bit too rigid for my liking.
The problem with them is that using them outdoors you want something that goes from boiling water to drinkable in a short space of time.
The filter bag is small, just like a teabag in size. you can only pour small amounts of water into the bag each time and therefore it takes about 7-8 fills to get a mug full.
It is strong coffee and you can get 2 cups out of it, eventually.
If the day was raining or blustery i am quite sure that i would have got fed up with waiting and scrapped the idea altogether.
Next time i will try the new 3 in 1 sachets.
Up towards Paradise and along to Cheesden edge our next goal of Knowl hill could be seen.
Now identified. Cup Lichen. (Thanks to Hendrik, see comments)
The dreadfully churned up track to Knowl hill. Trials bikes the culprits here i think.
A wind turbine maintenance crew
Top of Knowl hill
Somebody taking flying lessons.
View down off Knowl Hill
A couple of turbine shots. The noise!
Heading back down Cheesden edge to Ashworth Car park.
A very pleasant few hours and lots to stop and see along the way.