Walk #30: Edale to Crowden
Map of the walk
Maps courtesy of Google Maps. Route for indicative purposes only, and may have been plotted after the walk. Please let me have comments on what you think of this new format. For a detailed table of timings for this walk, please see the table file.
I came very near turning back just after Kinder Downfall - the weather was atrocious. My map navigation worked quite well, and I did not really get lost. Once past Mill Hill things got better as the stretch to the Snake pass was paved with stone slabs.
Bleaklow lived up to its name to a certain extent, as it was fairly bleak on the summit with low cloud. I did not divert off the path to see the Wain Stones (otherwise known as the Kissing Stones), and instead listened to the football results on Radio Five as I emerged from the cloud and saw the reservoirs unfold beneath me.
The campsite is quite nice, and it was nice to be able to stand under a shower to relax my muscles. I did not bother going anywhere tonight - after my shower I cooked and that snuggled down in my tent, as I am fairly exhausted.
I am not going to bother giving any directions for any of the stages of the Pennine Way; there are many route descriptions produced that will better anything that I could produce. The main guides I used were the OS National Trail Guides, which come complete with strip maps of the route. Click on one of the links below to go to the Amazon page for each guide.
This makes a total distance of 16.5 miles, with 2995 feet of ascent and 3091 feet of descent.
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