Sunday, March 27, 2011

Quick run into Derbyshire

I had a quick run into Derbyshire today, while Helen went to the gym. This will probably be my only run into Derbyshire this year, as there are 50mph limits everywhere and lots of bad drivers about.

I left home and headed up the M62 towards Leeds and got off at Milnrow. From the Milnrow junction I headed towards Shaw, then turned off and took the A640 to Denshaw. At Denshaw I joined the A6052 and followed that through Delph to Uppermill. I then dropped onto the A669 to Greenfield and then took the A635 over Saddleworth Moor to Holmfirth. In Holmfirth I joined the B6106 towards Penistone, but after Hade Edge I turned right and went on a minor road through Dunford Bridge to the A628. I stopped by the junction with the A628 for a while and watched a Huey Helicopter come up the valley with a load of stone and land across the road right by me.

I joined the A628 headed towards Hollingworth but after a while I turned off and joined the B6105 to Glossop. In Glossop I turned left and joined the A57 and went over the Snake Pass to Ladybower Reservoir. I stopped at the reservoir for a quick toilet break and then joined the A6013 to Bamford. In Bamford I turned right and took the A6817 to Castleton. I passed Peveril Castle and then went over Winnats Pass towards Chapel-en-le-firth where I joined the A6. I followed the A6 for a very short time and then got off and joined the A624 towards Glossop. I passed through Hayfield but before getting to Glossop I turned left onto Monk’s Road and headed towards Charlesworth. I went through Charlesworth and then dropped down into Broadbottom. I then cut through the outskirts of Mottram and joined the M67 and headed home.