The route basically starts at The Old Nags Head pub and follows the valley bottom south of Kinder passing through Ollerbrook Booth, Nether Booth, Clough Farm, onto a short section of road,Car House Farm, Edale end, under a railway bridge (Bagshaw bridge on the OS map). We then follow the footpath past Oaker Farm until we reach a signpost for Townhead. Turning right up the footpath this takes us to the summit of Lose Hill then its a simple walk along the ridge to Back Tor, Hollins Cross and the Hill fort summit of Mam Tor. Finally we descent from Mam Tor back to Edale via Harden Clough. Time taken 5.5 hrs at a steady pace and rest stops to enjoy the views.
We Drove up to Edale on the Friday night and spent the night at Waterside campsite overlooking Broadlee-Bank Tor.
|View from Waterside campsite over to Broadlee-Bank Tor|
Once we got the tent sorted, we took the short walk into the village to have tea at the Ramblers inn.
|Excellent food at the Ramblers Inn|
Next morning we awoke to a very different scene from the previous day...
It soon cleared up though and after a nice warm porridge we set off down the lane towards the Nags for the start of the walk
On the way we came across a sleepy horse!!
|Lose Hill and Hollins Cross|
|He was a big boy!|