Friday, 26 April 2013
Thursday 25 April 2013 - Lantern Pike
Tonight's 7 km stroll up Lantern Pike from the Pack Horse in Hayfield was certainly a pleasure. The six of us who turned up were blessed with good company, fine views to the sunlit edges of Kinder Scout above Hayfield, and a lovely sunset.
It was warm, but not quite warm enough to sit outside the pub when we got back to Hayfield.
It's an easy route to follow - Sett Valley Trail to join the Pennine Bridleway just beyond Birch Vale, then climb the track until turning left beyond a wall to gain Lantern Pike's summit, where today the inaugural batch of Timperley Crunch Biscuits was scoffed. Continue onwards to rejoin the track that skirts the hill to the east, and follow that almost as far as Blackshaw Farm. Turn sharp right (about 340 degrees) as if in fear of the Blackshaws, and follow the thin paths, above Little Hayfield, all the way back to Hayfield. Allow about 2 hours.
Gayle - you'll notice the old phone lives on. I tried to change it today but the need to 'prepare', and the prospect of a lower tariff in May, meant the attempt stalled.
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