PEAK DISTRICT - MILLSTONE EDGE & PADLEY 13th October 2006
Peak District - Millstone Edge & Padley
The Peak District Dark Peak Area - OL1 & White Peak Area - OL24
Car Park (SK 25163, 80089), Mother Cap, Over Owler Tor, Hathersage Moor, Millstone Edge, Owler Tor, Burbage Brook, Upper Padley, Bolehill Quarry, Car Park
Sunny at the higher levels with cloud inversion.
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Image produced from the Ordnance Survey
service. Image reproduced with kind permission
Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland.
Just leaving the car park and heading up towards Mother Cap.
The first of many photographs of cloud inversion over Hope Valley, plenty more to follow.
Cloud inversions are my favorite weather conditions. The fog sticking at lower levels with warm sun above.
Looking up to Higger Tor. This was going to be part of my route, but with the cloud inversion
I couldn't resist changing the walk to follow Millstone Edge and enjoy the weather conditions.
The conditions changed very slowly each minute.
Compare this photograph with the next one to see just how quickly the cloud changes.
A little clearer in this image.
Picking up the Open Access Land boundary I followed the footpath running along the wall back to the start of the walk.
More photographs as I enjoyed the view.
Crossing this stile put me above the climbing area of Millstone Edge.
Nearing the start of the walk again.
Crossing over the A6187 I dropped down to Burbage Brook and through the trees to Padley.
Blackening Wax-Cap I think!
As I entered the lower part of the woodland the mist and sun combined to give a magical light.
I was being spoilt today with the light and weather conditions.
Passing through the old Bolehill Quarry.
Millstones, and plenty of them. Someone must have spent many hours crafting these stones.
Finally leaving the woodland and the fog in the valleys just about gone .
Thanks for visiting.