Fat Froggatt

A trip to my mother’s gave a chance for some biking in the Peak District.  Starting out from home, I rode through the childhood haunts in the Cordwell Valley to access the Peak District.

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Just out of Dronfield en-route to Kitchen Woods
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View from Cartledge Lane towards Chesterfield
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Nice little woodland bridleway

Climbing up Johnnygate Lane to access the edge of the Peak District, the flowers were beautiful.

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Then in the Peak District proper, it’s time to climb up to Wellington’s Monument above Baslow, then along Baslow Edge, Curbar Edge and Froggatt Edge towards the Longshaw Estate.

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Heading towards the Monument
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Wellington’s Monument – start of the gritstone riding along the edges
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View onwards to Curbar Edge
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Spectacular views over the Derwent Valley
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Interesting ground for a rigid bike
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View out from Longshaw Estate to the Hope Valley

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After a lunch stop at the cafe, time to ride across Totley Moor, then head south over Salter Sitch and Big Moor to rejoin the route into Cordwell Valley and home.

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Climbing on Totley Moor
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Early heather out on Totley Moor
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Sheffield panorama
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On Big Moor
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Permissive bridleway on Ramsley Moor (in addition to this ideal part, there were many very muddy parts!)

From the Cordwell Valley, the rain began, so it was a climb up Horsleygate Lane, and then a time-trial home along the road.

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