Sunday, March 03, 2013

Derbyshire Run

I went out with NUKB today on a run around Derbyshire. I left home at around 9:45 and headed over to Holmfirth via the A6052 and the A635 to meet up with Gary and Scotsy.

We left Holmfirth and headed on the A6024 towards Woodhead Reservoir. I do really like the A6024 as it has plenty of different types of corners and lots of elevation changes, plus it is usually pretty quiet. We then crossed over the A628 and joined the B6105 and headed over to Glossop. We stopped in Glossop at a local cafe for coffee and a bacon and egg barm.

We left Glossop and headed on the A57 towards Ladybower Reservoir on the infamous Snake Pass. This is a great road however it is often spoiled by vast amounts of traffic and the 50mph limit doesn’t help either. Today the traffic wasn’t too bad and so we were able to make some progress quite easily. AA5004 Lay-By Stopt Ladybower Reservoir we turned onto the A6013 and headed for Hope. We then turned left onto the A6187 and headed towards Hathersage. In Hathersage we joined the B6001 and headed for Bakewell via Calver. In Bakewell we joined the B5055 and followed that over the A515 and towards Longdor. We then turned right and headed back to the A515 via some minor roads. We joined the A515 and passed through Buxton and then joined the really twisty A5004 and headed for Whaley Bridge. We stopped just outside Whaley Bridge in a lay-by and had a coffee at a butty van.

We left there and headed via Chapel-en-le-Frith and Castleton back to Ladybower Reservoir. The Yorkshire guys turned right here and headed for home, were as I turned left and headed back over the Snake Pass to Glossop. From here I retraced my outward route all the way back home via Holmfirth and Oldham.