Hilly Hulme End Hike

17h January 2010

Down in the Staffordshire end of the Peak, there are a number of hills which don't have public footpaths on them, but which are accessible by being Open Access land. This walk is us taking advantage of that to head up a few of them: Ecton Hill, Wetton Hill, Narrowdale Hill and Gratton Hill - a good energetic White Peak walk with a bit of a change from the usual attractions of the limestone dales.

Sideways rock strata
Sideways rock strata
Much ice on the Manifold Way
Much ice on the Manifold Way
Ecton folly
Ecton folly

Up Ecton Hill
Up Ecton Hill
Down Ecton Hill
Down Ecton Hill
A difficult snowy traverse on the steep hillside
A difficult snowy traverse on the steep hillside
A new way to climb gates
A new way to climb gates

The next one: Wetton Hill
The next one: Wetton Hill
Down the other side, just as steeply
Down the other side, just as steeply
Some more snow, on Narrowdale Hill
Some more snow, on Narrowdale Hill

Sheep-gate
Sheep-gate
Blue sky over Gratton Hill
Blue sky over Gratton Hill
The far side: Wolfscote Dale
The far side: Wolfscote Dale
Sunset over snow-riddled Staffordshire Peak
Sunset over snow-riddled Staffordshire Peak

Walk led by Vince B; photos also by Vince
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