It was just a trial run really, to make sure it was set up correctly.
Today's walk didn't work out exactly as i planned yesterday because, i thought it might be a bit too much for Dorothy. I am also struggling to shake off a sore Achilles tendon that i picked up whilst running, when we were in Gairloch a few weeks ago.
Unfortunately for me, I had also been invited to join Martin Bamfield who's blog is here, to do a couple of days walking with him and a mate from Scotland which, due to this tendon problem i have had to decline his kind offer.
So todays walk, was a walk of 2 halves. One up on the moors above Diggle and Marsden and the other a walk along the canal to Uppermill and return to Diggle.
We started more or less where i finished my mid week walk at the Diggle Hotel.
Empty, derelict house on route. Some renovation work seems to have been started and then stopped suddenly.
Marsden Moor sign
The Great Western Inn taken with telephoto lens.
Approaching Redbrook reservoir
Redbrook and Pule Hill
The Pennine Way, Standedge Trail crossroadsNot sure what this stone represents. It is probably a boundary stone but i cannot confirm that. It is located just to the south east of Redbrook Reservoir.
Brew time, east of Warnock HillThe return point. The Carriage House.
We resisted the temptation to call in although it seemed to be doing well with all the cars outside. We walked back more or less the same route over to Diggle.
Approaching Diggle on return leg
Some temporary Diggle residents
West entrance to the Standedge tunnel. Huddersfield narrow canal.
On my last visit i couldn’t help but get some chips from Betty’s fish and chips in Uppermill, and because i had told Sheila how nice they were it just had to be done again. This time because it was past lunch time and we were quite hungry we sat in and made pigs of ourselves.
Yummy, mushy peas.
Sheila and Dorothy buying Ice Cream on route back to the car.
(Well they didn’t do Ice cream in the chippy)