Blue skies and glorious sunshine, all along the way. A toasty 9 degrees rising to maybe 10, cool breeze coming off the sea. I headed towards Sennen but on the coastal path, just to see how much is rideable (shhh, don't tell the walkers) after Letcha Farm. Answer - not much with one gear, so a fair amount of walking with beefy A'ha around some precarious cliff tops I found some farm tracks to mooch on around the airport before scooting back. Not a brilliant morning of riding, but a brilliant ride to soak it all in. These exploratory rides are dead useful for future walks, runs and rides with more than one gear, so it's all good.
Thanks for explaining the locations. A long time ago I got delayed and missed the start time for a group walk. So I popped into the local shop in Edale and bought an OL1 map. Like so many of my days out, I never really had a detailed plan, but at some point I committed to walking the entire Edale horseshoe. I don't think I've used the map much since then. In fact, my OL2 map gets more use than all the others put together, and I even decided to replace it a few weeks ago, as I'd had it so long it didn't have the Pennine Bridleway route.Jacobs ladder is around the corner on the right in the first picture, the skyline straight ahead leads from the top of jacobs to Rushup Edge, which is the skyline on the right in the third picture, with Mam Tor next to it in the middle of the picture. Mam Tor ridge is in the last picture running up the other side of the Valley.
It was actually very busy today, though off the main trails it is a lot quieter. Mam Tor ridge would have been very busy today, it is on most days. Rushup Edge which is a continuation of Mam Tor ridge is surprisingly always quiet though.
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