Another Side of Bilsdale




"A number of 16 met at Chop Gate Village Hall car park on a damp Saturdaymorning with an uphill start, soon taking a left turn.  Traipsing past farms and through undulating fields and a shower or two.  We continued steeply upwards towards the mast.  With the mast  on our left we wandered on good tracks.

Sheltering behind a stoned wall we had a quick drink/snack.  Shouts of "CAR" came as a surprise in the middle of the moor, but we got through the rush hour
safely.  Then soon passing through a couple of fields before reaching Wethercote Farm. Descending down the metal road only to meet Bilsdale hounds coming towards us - but no time for a pet. So we continued on our way.

 Crossing the main road we once again began to climb to Carr Cote, eventually turning left to head up the East side of Bilsdale and dropping back down the valley side to follow farm tracks through a number of farms/sheds on our way round to Nab End. We proceeded up to Bride Stones on a well made track where we pondered a while to admire the magnificent view of Bilsdale valley. 

Carrying on the same track to the sign post for "Williams Beck", 11 of us left (well, none of us are perfect!) ambled downhill to the car park, all in the hours of day light".


Daves Photos - added 11/1/2018

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