Tuesday 9 August 2011

A Moorland Stroll on Gun

Distance 3km; Ascent: 55m; with Isabel

I was again in luck with the weather for my day off with Isabel; it was dry, sunny but a bit windy out on the hills.  I therefore decided to go out for a short walk in the Peak District this morning with Isabel in the rucksack carrier.

We set off from the car at around 10:45am and briefly followed the road south for a short distance before turning left and following a reasonable path north over purple moorland due to the flowering heather.  We reached the summit of Gun (Marilyn) at around 11am, from where there were good views across much of the SW of the Peak, including Shutlingsloe and the Roaches.

After leaving the summit, we continued along the moorland path, surrounded by bilberry plants in fruit, heading north for around 800m to reach a concrete track, which we turned left along.  This soon turned into a minor tarmaced road, but we left it shortly before a farm to head back to the car along a pleasant field edge footpath and we returned to the car at around 11:45am.  A pleasant morning stroll.

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