Saturday, August 02, 2008

Margery Hill Walk.

This is a pretty easy route to follow having Abbey Brook and then the edge along Margery Hill on your left for most of the way and then the Howden and Derwent reservoirs to your right on the return journey.

There are no really hard climbs, I think the most physical part being between the junction with the Smallfield Path and the Margery Hill Edge where it can be boggy, it could also be easy to stray of the way in bad visibility but with the waypoints provided at the end of this post you should have no trouble following the route, especially with a GPS. All grid references were taken during the walk and not from a map so should be spot on accurate. I’ve used the 10 numbers given to me by my GPS but if you prefer to use the usual 6 numbers just omit numbers 4,5,9 and 10 and you will be left with the usual 6 number grid reference.

If anyone does use this post to walk the route I would love to hear how it goes for you. The pictures included are to highlight parts of the route rather than the best views along the way so don’t go thinking I showed you everything there is to see.

Date
26th July 2008

Distance
12.5 miles

Time Taken
7 hrs 8 mins

Moving Time
3 hrs 36 mins

Derwent Dam - SK 17428 89881

Approaching Bradfield Path - SK 17353 90905

Approaching Abbey Brook Path - SK 17353 90905
Path splits through the gate, (keep left) - SK 17251 91967
1st stream crossing - SK 17762 92020
Approaching 2nd stream crossing - SK 18497 92233

Nearing Junction with Lost Lad Path - SK 19698 92370
Junction with Smallfield path - SK 20762 93420
Margery Hill Edge 1 - SK 18941 94736

Way Point 4 - SK 17683 95453
Approaching Slippery Stones - SK 16957 95243
Approaching the 1st Coldside Gate - SK 17230 94355
Fairholmes - SK 17255 89287
Derwent Dam - SK 17428 89881
Bradfield Path - SK 17353 90905
Abbey Brook Path - SK 17353 90905
Path splits (keep left) - SK 17251 91967
1st stream crossing - SK 17762 92020
2nd stream crossing - SK 18497 92233
Junction with Lost Lad Path - SK 19698 92370
4th stream crossing - SK 20111 92323
Junction with Back Tor path - SK 20760 93197
Junction with Smallfield path - SK 20762 93420
Way Point 1 - SK 19828 94120
Way Point 2 - SK 19457 94450
Way Point 3 - SK 19119 94590
Margery Hill Edge 1 - SK 18941 94736
Margery Hill Edge 2 - SK 18715 95722
Junction with Slippery Stones path - SK 18567 96058
Path To Slippery Stones - SK 18306 95880
Way Point 4 - SK 17683 95453
Way Point 5 - SK 17338 95326
Slippery Stones - SK 16957 95243
1st Coldside Gate - SK 17230 94355
Howden Clough Path - SK 17410 93188
Howden Dam - SK 17134 92398
Abbey Brook Path - SK 17065 91933
Bradfield Path - SK 17353 90905
Derwent Dam - SK 17428 89881
Fairholmes - SK 17255 89287

7 Comments:

Blogger Jeanette said...

Gday Bob, Just popped in here to see if your latest trek was here... Wow Beautiful scenery along the way, love the pic with the old gate,, and the second crossing. Beautiful.
Is that Tommy on the walk with you?... Take care hope your getting better weather now you home..

2:05 AM  
Blogger Woody Wilbury said...

Good pics Bob. I know that area really well.

Woody

7:17 PM  
Blogger salina said...

Oh my, what beautiful places to visit. Hope all is well with you and your family. Stop by my blog sometime and give it a visit.:) Take care,
Salina

7:47 AM  
Blogger Kimmie said...

Wow, what a lot of open land. Beautiful and peaceful I am sure.
You certainly have a lot of time to think on such a fine walk.

Kimmie
mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted

6:30 PM  
Blogger Nutty Gnome said...

Hi Bob,
I've just come across your site from Woody's and I've really enjoyed reading it. I've done the opposite to you - I've gone from Yorkshire to Derbyshire (but I'm still a Rotherham lass at heart!)
I've done this walk so many times over the years, so it's great to see it detailed like this . Thank you!
Nutty

3:20 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Wow, these photos are lovely! What beautiful scenery, I'd love to do more walking and explore Yorkshire properly.
Kate

2:57 PM  
Blogger vasegna said...

wow, it's really beautiful!!
great place, great photos :)

12:45 PM  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home