Sunday 13th October 2019 – Baslow and the Edges
Walk Leader – Brenda Carbutt
Distance – 10.5 miles
This month’s announcements – new walker Debbie welcomed. Xmas Lunch Sunday 1st December at the Little John in Hathersage. It will be a carvery at a cost of £8.00 which will collected today. Vegetarian option available.
6 Non-walkers were dropped off in Bakewell and 38 walkers braved today’s dull and drizzly weather. Unfortunately this meant that the normally magnificent views from the edges of Curbar, Froggatt, White and Baslow were somewhat obscured by the low cloud and mist. Despite mainly persistent drizzle, a small window of brightness whilst on Curbar edge, enabled the group to enjoy the amazing rocky outcrops and the lovely scenery beyond . The Grouse Inn was a welcome stopping off point to dry off a bit before climbing up once more for the afternoon section of the walk along White Edge and Baslow Edge. Highlight of the afternoon were Red Deer seen in the distance – a stag and 2 hinds initially, then further along, a small group of hinds feeding at the foot of the Edge. A couple of raptors were spotted, a buzzard and a kestrel along with a Jay who had a lucky escape from the clutches of the hungry kestrel! A meadow pippit was also spotted just before the day brightened and late afternoon sunshine highlighted a lovely view of Chatsworth House and park in the distance.
Thanks to today’s walk leader, Brenda and her ‘glamorous’ assistant, Norman.
Thanks also for photo contributions for the gallery.