Last night, despite the fine, clear evening, only Sue and I assembled in Old Glossop for this short 5 km stroll. The route is described here. We would of course have been joined by Paul and Pam, had they not been ‘Pacific Rambling’. It was well dark as we set off to fumble our way around the hospital and up past Swineshaw Reservoir to join the easy track through cowpats to Blackshaw Farm. By now the moon had risen and there were expansive views. Whilst I tried unsuccessfully to photograph the distant lights and the moonlit scene, Sue counted nine aircraft queueing up to land at Manchester.
Windy Harbour Farm was full of dinner jacket clad gents engaged in some sort of function. We were happy to be outside, though we now strayed away from our designated path through the dewy field in favour of a cow induced bog that drew us inexorably towards the cemetery wall. It all amounted to a bit of a short cut. The wall was soon breached and we resumed our planned route along easy paths and through a housing estate before heading down an earthy track back to the Fleshpots of Old Glossop and a Fine Curry at the Bull’s Head.