Diary Day Two
Day Torside Reservoir to Marsden
Date Saturday 27th May 2006.
Distance 12.10 miles
Total distance 28.10 miles
Ascent 2093 feet
Total ascent 6941 feet
Moving average 2.30 miles per hour
Weather It managed to remain dry in the morning although the wind was strong but visibility good except for some low cloud at times on the tops. By the afternoon the wind continued to be strong bringing in showers. The temperature remained cool all-day and cold on the high ground.
We set off from Torside Reservoir at 9am; it was a long climb up to Laddow Rocks. The views from the path along the edge were wonderful so we sat on a rock for a while to enjoy them. We walked on towards Black Hill, Dave crossed some boggy ground and his feet disappeared so I decided to take a different route but I disappeared up to my thigh and fell over. Dave was sorry he hadnít got the video running. After this mishap I thought I saw my first bird of prey hovering over Black Hill but when it got closer it was a Boeing 747. Black Hill has a weird fascination; itís a strange place. There are slabbed paths across the summit, over pools of black peaty water. We descended from Black Hill, with Saddleworth Moor to our left and climbed up to the A635 to a very welcome Snoopyís snack Bar. After a sit down and some refreshment we carried on down The Kirklees way to Marsden. We completed the days walk at 3-30 pm.
Ta-ra for now Mo & Dave.
Above: Torside from Laddow Rocks
Below: Black Hill
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