Tuesday 21 August 2012

An Evening Stroll at Werneth Low

Tuesday 21st August

Distance: 8.5km; Ascent: 250m; Dry; with Martin, Sue and several others

Martin had an interesting evening walk planned near Marple this evening, which I decided to join him on.  And so after meeting Martin, Sue and others at The George around 7:30pm this evening, we set off walking through Etherow Country Park.

Lake in Etherow Country Park
A permissive path up through the woods brought us to a bridleway, which we followed uphill to reach Werneth Low Country Park, where signs warned us that summer was dangerous!

Clearly summer is dangerous!
We followed a traversing path on the north side of the hill to reach the war memorial and viewpoint indicator, where we stopped for a break to admire the views.  By now it was definitely dusk and my camera struggled somewhat with the low light, but here are a few of my better shots:

The Dark Peak from Werneth Low
War Memorial on Werneth Low
Viewpoint Indicator
Greater Manchester from Werneth Low
We returned back to The George by a different route for a bit of variety, even though it did involve losing the footpath towards the end of the walk!  We reached the pub just before 10pm and headed inside for a welcome drink after a good evening's walk.  Martin's account of the evening, which was written up somewhat earlier than this, can be found here.

Written up in January 2013 from photos and memories

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