Sunday, July 26, 2009

Derbyshire Blast

I went out on Saturday for a quick morning blast around Derbyshire and met up with Mike from NUKB on the way.


I left home around 8:30am and headed down the M62 to the Milnrow junction. In Newhey I turned left and took the A640 and the the A6052 to Delph. I then carried on to Uppermill and then took the A635 over Saddleworth Moor to Holmfirth. In Holmfirth I joined the A6024 to Holme and then went over Heyden Moor to the A628 at Woodhead Reservoir. I turned right onto the A628 and then turned left onto the B6105 to Glossop. In Glossop I turned left onto the A57 and went over Snake Pass. I passed a safety camera van near to Ladybower Reservoir on the big long bumpy straight section. At Ladybower I turned right onto the A6013 heading towards Bamford, I stopped briefly at Ladybower for a comfort break.


I then joined the A6187 to Castleton and then turned left onto the B6049 to Bradwell. I continued on the B6049 until I came to the A6 when I turned right and headed into Buxton. I passed through Buxton and then joined the A537 and proceeded up the the Cat and Fiddle, where another safety camera van was parked up. When I arrived at the Cat and Fiddle I met up with Mike who also happened to be parked up there. After a brief chat I headed down the A537 towards Macclesfield before turning right and heading to Rainow. I then took the B5470 to Horwich End where I turned right onto the A5004 and headed back into Buxton.


By this time Buxton was starting to get busy so I headed out on the A6 towards Dove Holes. I stopped just before Chapel-en-le-Firth at a butty van for a much needed coffee and bacon and sausage butty. After my food break I headed on over to the A624 and went through Hayfield and on towards Glossop but turned off near Hollinworth Head Farm onto Monk’s Road to Charlesworth. I then proceeded on back roads till I joined the M67 at Mottram and then headed home via the motorway network.