Buses took us to New Mills then Whaley Bridge. After a brief road walk past Todbrook reservoir, we were out onto the open moors. John led us along the skirts of Whaley Moor, across to Kettleshulme and up to Windgather Rocks for stunning views (including a glimpse of aerial duel between a crow and a kestrel).
At this point we ran into another walking group in the shape of David (Bass) and (non-chorister) Vic. This may have been the first time I’d seen Vic outside a pub, however that’s where he and David were heading at the time.
Once again, the weather was kind and we were treated to the glorious colours of autumn.