Peak District - Monuments of the White Peaks 14/01/2012

Distance - 14.5miles
Ascent - 1644 feet
Time - 4hrs 40min

Route - Parking on A625-Froggatt Edge-Wellington's Monument-Nelson's Monument-Barbrook Reservoir-Flask Edge-Totley Tunnel-White Edge-Curbar Edge-Back to car.

Map of the route

Arriving at the lay by just as the sun was starting to come up i quickly got sorted and set off walking hoping to get a cracking sun rise. Heading towards Froggatt Edge the sun was just starting to show behind White Edge but i was hoping to reach Wellington's Monument for the sun rise.

Night turned to day on Curbar Edge the sun still had not risen so it was looking likely that i would reach my target to watch the sun come behind Wellington's Monument. Already there was some photograph's there set up waiting to get that perfect picture when i got there.

The sun was rising over Bichen Edge my next target where Nelson's Monument stands, this is the first time i had visited these and was really enjoying the walk.

After visiting Nelson's Monument i headed over to Big Moor where normally you will get to see some red deer. Twenty mins trekking over open moor land got me to the path that follows Bar Brook to the reservoir. When cutting across the open moor land i was lucky enough to see the red deer.

If it's a clear day then you can see the well trodden path taking you all the way across Big Moor to the B6054 road, crossing the road i headed to the trig point Flask Edge where i stopped for some dinner.

Quickly heading over to Totley Tunnel air shaft as i was running out of time and needed to be back on time. I soon reached White Edge where the red deer can also be seen from. I needed to reach the trig point so i could pic up the path from the trig down to Curbar Edge. Then it was a quick march back to the car. Getting back with 5mins to spare.

A great walk covering some new parts of the Peak District. 14.5miles under the belt and all before dinner. Not bad for a mornings walk.

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