A couple of buses (through an interminable collection of road works) took us to the Shady Oak bus stop in Fernilee (twixt Whaley Bridge and Buxton). From there, we walked up around Ladder Hill, down to the valley below Combs reservoir and up the other side for lunch atop Eccles Pike. The bus delays meant that we were behind schedule, so had to make our way straight to Chinley station for the train home (rather than the intended route which would have had us hauling-in The Old Hall Inn).
The bus stop at the start of the walk, with John reflected whistfully in the doors of the Shady Oak.
Near the top of Ladder Hill.
Chinley’s tribute to Robert Frost.
But… I thought they were only red or grey!
Another excellent route with views to match.
The next walk is likely to be on Friday October 2nd. Terra as yet incogniata.