June 2010 – Summer solstice overnighter, Edale

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On Saturday night (19 June), Adie and I set off from Edale train station at about 20:20, with a plan to make the most of the (nearly) shortest night of the year with a long walk through the night with headtorches, to mostly test the navigational skills… We headed out along the Pennine Way (with a few tasteful variants, e.g. climbing onto Kinder Scout NOT via Jacob’s Ladder), with a final detour off the Way after Laddow Rocks, across to Chew Reservoir, then out to Dad’s house for a much needed morning nap in Uppermill. Fortunately made it across the Kinder plateau before dark, and only really needed torches from 23:30 until about 03:30, when we had “breakfast” overlooking the Crowden in Longdendale reservoirs.

Total distance: ~23.5 miles; total time: ~11.5hrs; total climb: ~1400m; the gpx track and route analysis show a fairly good, steady pace and a couple of minor detours 😉


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