At the very start of the walk leaving the car park for open land. Despite the complete lack of snow at
lower levels it looks like I'll get exactly what I came here for, a winter walk in glorious sunshine.
Reaching Millstone Edge it was quite difficult to pick my way through some of the drifts
and avoid the gaps between the rocks.
Overlooking the Hope Valley with Castleton and Mam Tor in the distance.
A little different from my previous visit here in October.
Looking ahead to my first objective Higger Tor.
The path skirts around to the left and almost comes up from behind the summit
From the top of Higger Tor looking down the Hope Valley again.
Looking along the summit of Higger Tor showing the accumulated snow and the fantastic sky.
Similar to the photograph above but with a change in position to include the foreground rock.
Passing through this gate from Higger Tor I headed to The Eastern edge of Stanage Edge and Cowper Stone.
I don't think that you could do 40mph today. My objective is the ridge on the right.
Just below the ridge I spotted these millstones, well worth a short detour to photograph.
From the Duke of Rutland's Drive looking up to Carl Wark (left) and Higger Tor (right).