A walk with Dearne valley ramblers
An early start was in order for Dearne Valley Walking Group for our High Peak Trail walk, meeting at 8am to the start point of the walk in the small hamlet of Dowlow near Buxton, writes Stephen Pennock.
Liz Davis set a scorching pace over the first few miles of the walk covering the first 3.5 miles from Dowlow to Parsley in just 65 minutes.
We continued through Friden and to Minninglow having covered 8.5 miles of the 17.5 miles of the trail. The next stretch of the walk from Minninglow to Middleton Top is no doubt the toughest part of the trail with a six miles stretch to be walked between refreshment stops.