I decided I need some hilly privacy for my weekend run, a time to reset and think.
I headed uptowards Stanage Edge, a short drive from Hathersgate. I had roughly decided a route the night before which would see me follow Stanage Edge.
I had planed to arrive at Burbage Edge car park but as I arrived at a car park I realised I was actualy at Hooks car park, I sorted my gear and off I set towards the ridge.
I noted the large number of rock climbers who now looked like ants scrambling all over the rock face. I passed just a few people as I ran across the the top and once past Robin Hoods Cave stopped to take in the view
I took the moment to have a quick wee and although out of site, the wind whipped up a gully and yes it never went where it was supposed to, at this point my hat also blew off and rolled in said wee!!!
I set off hatless, jumping from stone to stone, the wind howling acrossblowing both myself and dog to the side and off balance
I took a video at the spot above somewhere before High Neb, the wind here was so intense that I was unable to speak or catch my breath, we carried on and just before High Neb I came off to explore a little stone structure
It brought a breif welcome respite from the wind, I sat and looked at my map trying to decide where I wanted to head next and decided to carry along the same route, I hit the trig at High Neb
There was no one around at this point and we soon hit the end of Stanage Edge
I about turned and followed a path below Stanage Edge, the path having been churned by sheep was nothing more than a skating rink, I slipped and slid as I struggled to keep my balance, I climb a gully just after High Neb before descending around Buck Stone, as I struggled to stay upright I tripped turning my ankle, I sat momentarily as I stretched my sore foot and off I set. Again I slipped on a stone this time and bruised my bum.
I ducked into Dennis Knoll and followed paths dodging fields and sheep.
Continuing along fields I came across the remains of an old chaple
Nothing much remains of the Chaple, apparently destroyed by Protestants around the late 1600’s.
I rejoined the road and was soon back at my car having covered just under 6miles. I had planed on a longer Sunday run but I came down with Noro Virus and have been layed up for the next 2days.