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Shutlingsloe, a drunk, 12 miles and a wedding !

Shutlingsloe, a drunk, 12 miles and a wedding !


Postby susanmyatt » Sun May 24, 2009 1:46 pm

Date walked: 24/05/2009

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Hi everyone, hope you are enjoying the Bank Holiday sunshine :D We decided on a short car journey yesterday so we travelled to our side of the Peak District and parked up at Gradbach. OS Explorer Map OL24....GR SJ 998 662........We had our customary brekky in Leek so were fuelled up for our walk, the weather was lovely as we walked towards Three Shires Head.
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Up the valley to 3 Shires Head

This is where the three counties of Staffordshire, Cheshire and Derbyshire meet.
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Steve, Alan and myself
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The gang on 3 Shires Head Bridge

As we climbed the steep part of Shutlingsloe at 506m we were afforded some good views.
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Views from top

The summit and a team photo.
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Gang on Shutlingsloe

Another summit view.
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View from summit

The top is always a good place to have a minute and take in the scenery.
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Having a minute!

It was a glorious day and we could see for miles :D
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See for miles

As we meandered across the countryside we passed through Wildboarclough and towards The Roaches, we encounter many people on our walks and I'm sure some of them think we are strange but it's the first time we had come across a person the worst for booze. :lol:
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Day after the night before

It was nice to see the Bluebells out.
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Bluebell glade

We were racking up the miles now, a rest in the shade or a Bridge Too Far.
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Bridge Too Far

Well we had seen the drinker but what a shock to see a little old lady out on the hills, complete with zimmer :D
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The old lady is third from the left

We were nearing the end of the walk and thought it had been a bit strange but we hadn't finished yet, the icing on the cake, so to speak, was a wedding complete with kilts and a piper, specially for our cousins in Scotland :D
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Glad it's not windy
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Oh, the sound of the pipes !

Well, after gate crashing the wedding, poor girl, it was back to the car, as I said 12 miles and only two weeks to Yorkshire, getting ever closer, take care all :D
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Re: Shutlingsloe, a drunk, 12 miles and a wedding !

Postby GarryH » Sun May 24, 2009 5:05 pm

Another great report Susan from my favourite area of the Peak District.No matter how many times we visit Three
Shires Head and that is alot, we still enjoy just being there! We were up there a couple of weeks ago walking from
Flash to the Cat and FIddle via Axe Edge moor, Danebower,Wolf Edge and back.
To think you`ve got to do twice the distance you did on this walk in a fortnight, must be as psychologicaly challenging as the physical effort required.
But the best of luck to you and the gang.
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Re: Shutlingsloe, a drunk, 12 miles and a wedding !

Postby susanmyatt » Sun May 24, 2009 8:25 pm

Thanks Garry, I have also walked this area with my husband and also over in the Goyt Valley area which we enjoy, beautiful scenery. :D
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Re: Shutlingsloe, a drunk, 12 miles and a wedding !

Postby mountain coward » Mon May 25, 2009 12:54 am

Great report and lovely pics Susan - what on Earth were those scare-crow-like things?
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Re: Shutlingsloe, a drunk, 12 miles and a wedding !

Postby susanmyatt » Mon May 25, 2009 6:58 pm

Hi, I think they are like Aunt Sally's, must have been a village event, like some have well dressings. It was a little surreal to come upon them with no warning. They made us smile and we never pass up a photo opportunity :)
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Re: Shutlingsloe, a drunk, 12 miles and a wedding !

Postby mountain coward » Mon May 25, 2009 11:20 pm

So was the bride doing it for real? or another Aunt Sally?;-)
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Re: Shutlingsloe, a drunk, 12 miles and a wedding !

Postby 37lumleyst » Tue May 26, 2009 8:44 am

Hi Sue – good report, I liked that.

It looks like a gentler affair than some of your postings, especially the 15 miles over Cat bells to Dale Head the other week :lol:

I came across a regional event last year in Cheshire, well Congleton to be exact. It’s called the Brereton Bear hunt – families are encouraged to make a bear and place it prominently at the front of their property, then the event organisers make a treasure type trail for the village kids to follow. Some of the farmers build huge bears in all sorts of guises – its all good fun and sounds very similar to the ‘scare crows’ you encountered on your walk :)
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Re: Shutlingsloe, a drunk, 12 miles and a wedding !

Postby susanmyatt » Tue May 26, 2009 9:07 am

Thanks Paul, we aren't too far from Congleton, we have lots of well dressing near us. Sorry about Middlesborough :(
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Re: Shutlingsloe, a drunk, 12 miles and a wedding !

Postby 37lumleyst » Tue May 26, 2009 2:57 pm

Don’t worry about Middlesbrough Sue – I’m one of the few people who live in the N.E. that doesn’t eat, sleep or breathe football. Thankfully it’s not my chosen sport :D
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