With the Saunders now less than a week away, I decided that I should really get out for a long walk as it had been 4 weeks since my last hill-walk! I had negotiated the day off from work and all I needed now was a plan. With the forecast not sounding particularly pleasant for the high ground, I settled on a varied circuit from New Mills that would take in the Millennium Walkway, Lantern Pike, Coombes Edge, Werneth Low, Etherow Country Park and the Peak Forest canal; a significant amount of this would be new ground for me, which is always good!
Therefore I was up early today in time to catch the 7:02am train, which after 20 minutes or so deposited me at New Mills Newtown station. I wandered down to a bridge over the River Goyt to reach the Millennium Walkway, which as its name suggests was opened in 2000 to provide a footpath link to The Torrs, suspended high above the river.
|New Mills Millennium Walkway|
|Archie the Archimedean screw (inside the cage) at Torrs Hydro, New Mills|
|Viewfinder on the summit of Lantern Pike|
|Entering access land|
|Wild flowers on the way to Charlesworth|
|A strange scarecrow in Charlesworth|
|Summit of Idle Hill / Werneth Low|
|Weir on the River Etherow|
|Brabyns Park Iron Bridge|
|Peak Forest Canal on southern edge of Marple|