An evening wander up to the misty summit of Shutlingsloe above Macclesfield Forest
Distance: 5.5km; Ascent: 230m; Dry but misty on the summit; with Martin, Sue and many others
This morning as I was getting ready for work Lynsey asked if I was still planning on joining Martin for his evening walk up Shutlingsloe today. I was glad she asked as somehow I had managed to forget all about it! Therefore at 7:30pm I met Martin, Sue and many others at the Trentabank carpark in Macclesfield Forest.
We set off on good tracks up through the forest by torchlight, with a mainly clear starry sky above us, to reach the edge of the woods. Much of the path over the open hillside has been slabbed and some of the slabs were a little slippy due to tonight's low temperatures. Around here we entered the mist and soon reached the trig point on the summit of Shutlingsloe (HuMP, Dewey), where I tried to take a few photos but the mist and an almost flat camera battery conspired against me! However I did manage the following shots:
|It was a bit misty on the summit of Shutlingsloe!|
|Trig point on Shutlingsloe|
|Shutlingsloe trig point in the mist|
Martin's somewhat more detailed account of the walk can be found here, complete with lots of photos of the gathering on the summit. Also see my account of pretty much exactly the same walk, but in daylight, from July last year.
N.B. 13/02/13 - Post date updated to actual date of walk, i.e. 18/12/12 (from 28/12/12)