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FROGGATT EDGE

FROGGATT EDGE


Postby susanmyatt » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:26 pm

Date walked: 06/03/2011

Distance: 18 km

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I was fortunate to be invited to walk with some ex-mountain rescue men on sunday, a fine but cool day. We met at Grindleford Station for brekky, Mick and Fred had a two and a half hour drive from Lincolshire and Nick came from Stafford. Our route was south along Froggatt Edge before turning north along White Edge, and around the Longshaw Estate. they meet up once or twice a year to reminisce. :)
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Off we go
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Along the edge
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Nelson's monument
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Ah, old times
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The gang, Brian, Nick, Mick and Fred
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Who you looking at?
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Trig point
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You down there
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Re: FROGGATT EDGE

Postby stomper » Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:12 pm

ahhhhhh Froggat edge fond memories of it great walk with great views :thumbup: :thumbup: yesturday i was round ladybower one of my favourite areas of the peaks. i now live in N Yorks but from time to time i make a visit to the peaks
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Re: FROGGATT EDGE

Postby JGKES » Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:31 pm

I often get on to Froggatt Edge myself,usually starting on White Edge first from Owler Bar which is only 25 minutes drive from my home in Sheffield.On four occasions in the last 12 months I have encountered stags on White Edge,the most recent sighting being two on 11th Feb.One time I counted 10.White Edge has also provided me with one of the fiercest snow storms encountered in 40 years hill-walking which includes winter expeditions in Lake District and Snowdonia.On Friday 11 March last week I went on Bleaklow via Westend river and disturbed a white hare in the heather just below Grinah Stones,before proceeding to Alport Castles.I've been lucky with wildlife at the Castles;a few years ago I stumbled upon two peregrines on the path leading northward and was then treated to the spectacle of them gliding around about 30 feet in front of me.As for white hare I couldn't stop seeing them one February on the Dukes Road leading to Back Tor.There must have been a dozen sightings.I always like to visit that little stone circle when on Froggatt.
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Re: FROGGATT EDGE

Postby icemandan » Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:27 pm

Another favourite spot, particularly the overhangs...but you need to walk a long way to walk off a Grindleford Cafe breakfast!
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Re: FROGGATT EDGE

Postby susanmyatt » Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:43 am

Yes but please keep to the menu :lol:
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