Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Healey Nab, Great Hill, Round Loaf and The Pike

A late posting of last Saturday’s run in very fair conditions, if a little breezy.   We saw no rain, which was just as well as the ground is absolutely saturated.   At Ed’s suggestion we headed out to Healey Nab for a change.  Five of us started and by the last summit it was down to me!

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Blue skies on the approach to Healey Nab

Five of us summited Healey Nab after which Colin and Gordon headed for home.  Ed, Ray and myself dropped into White Coppice before heading for Great Hill.

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Drinkwaters ruined farmhouse on the climb up to Great Hill summit

Good to meet up with Ian on the climb.

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Ian and Ray cresting Great Hill

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View from Great Hill

Ian headed out to Spitlers Edge, whilst the three of us decided to run out to Round Loaf

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Summit cairn on Round Loaf

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Looking back at the path from Great Hill from Round Loaf cairn

Next stop was the Bomber Memorial

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Looking across at The Pike from the Bomber Memorial

Down through Lead Mines Clough to Rivington Green where Ed turned for home.  Ray and I headed out to Lower Houses and up the track to the Pigeon Tower.

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Looking back at Round Loaf, the ancient man-made tumulus from the Pigeon Tower

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Views from the Pigeon Tower

Ray then headed down and I trotted up The Pike to finish of the morning and give me just over 14 miles when I got back to the car at the Lower Barn.  Height gained was 2,400ft.

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On the steps approaching The Pike

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Winter Hill from The Pike

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