Peak District Walk 9th October 2010.

A walk organised by Simon Howard with members of the Online Fellwalking Club across Yeoman Hey Reservoir Dam and along the side of Dovestone Reservoir, then up Rams Clough to Indian Head rocks and across the ridge to Chew Reservoir then down the Chew access road back to Dovestone and Yeoman Hey Reservoirs.

Online Fellwalking Group
Online Fellwalkers are from left to right: Lesley, Megan, (four legs) Kev, Simon, Lorraine, Louise, Richard, Linda and Chris.

 

Dovestone Reservoir
The first view of Dovestone Reservoir taken on the path from the car park.

 

Yeoman Hey Reservoir dam path.
Yeoman Hey Reservoir Dam path.

 

Great Dovestone Rocks from Yeoman Hey Dam.
Great Dovestone Rocks from Yeoman Hey Dam.

 

The overflow weir on Yeoman Hey Reservoir.
The overflow weir on Yeoman Hey Reservoir.

 

The same overflow on the Dovestone side of the dam.
The same overflow on the Dovestone side of the dam.

 

Cascading stream over series of weirs
This picture was taken from a bridge over a stream cascading over several weirs before draining down into Dovestone Reservoir.

 

Stream cascading over weir
View from the other side of the bridge.

 

Stream running into reservoir
A wider view.

 

Looking across Dovestone Reservoir to Alderman Hill.
Looking across Dovestone Reservoir to Alderman Hill.

 

Dovestone Sailing Club.
Dovestone Sailing Club.

 

The Chew Reservoir access road.
The Chew Reservoir access road. We would return along this road later in the day.

 

The point where Chew Brook enters Dovestone Reservoir.
The point where Chew Brook enters Dovestone Reservoir.

 

We regroup before starting the ascent of Rams Clough.
We regroup before starting the ascent of Rams Clough.

 

Water cascading over weir
If these structures were built now they would be boring faceless concrete.

 

The brook flows down to the reservoir.
The brook flows down to the reservoir.

 

On the ascent.Indian Head in the distance.
On the ascent.Indian Head in the distance.

 

The view back.
The view back.

 

The view opens out as we get higher. Alderman Hill is hidden in the cloud.
The view opens out as we get higher. Alderman Hill is hidden in the cloud.

 

Indian Head Rocks.
Indian Head Rocks. By the way, did I mention the very strong winds we were experiencing.

 

Closer view of Indian Head Rocks
Getting closer. At times it was almost impossible to stand up in the gale force gusts of winds.

 

Kev and Megan waiting for the straggler.
Kev and Megan waiting for the straggler. i.e. me.

 

Megan making sure everyone was there.
Megan making sure everyone was there.

 

View down to Dovestone Reservoir.
I am surprised how reasonably sharp this photo is considering it was almost impossible to stand up in the strong gusts of wind.

 

Walking across the ridge
We start walking across the ridge. Some of us including me, were blown off our feet in the gale force winds.

 

The murky view from the top.
The murky view from the top.

 

Rock formations on the edge.
Rock formations on the edge.

 

View showing Chew Reservoir access road on opposite hill side
Simon rightfully decided that it was too windy to keep to the original route so the decision was made to drop down by the road shown in this picture once we reached Chew Reservoir.

 

Chew Reservoir Dam
The Chew Reservoir access road on the the left leading up to the Dam in the centre of the photo. This was the road we used to descend back down to Dovestone Reservoir.

 

The view back to Dovestone Reservoir.
The view back to Dovestone Reservoir.

 

Chew Reservoir access road.
A closer view.

 

Chew dam and reservoir
Chew Dam and reservoir with Lesley on the Dam.

 

The overflow from Chew Reservoir.
The overflow from Chew Reservoir.

 

Chew Reservoir access road
The road back down. The grass bank to the right is the Dam.

 

Rock formations on the skyline.
Rock formations on the skyline.

 

Chew access road
The road descending.

 

View from Chew access road
Another view from the road.

 

Dovestones Reservoir and Alderman Hill.
Richard, Megan and Lesley with a backdrop of Dovestones Reservoir and Alderman Hill.

 

Nearly back at the reservoir.
Nearly back at the reservoir.

 

Stream running down to reservoir
Sunshine and brightness.

 

Bridge over the river Chew.
Bridge over the river Chew.

The path back
Kev on the path back.

 

Alderman Hill.
Alderman Hill.

 

Dovestone Rocks.
Dovestone Rocks.

 

Dovestone Reservoir.
Dovestone Reservoir.

 

Dovestone Reservoir
Another view from the same spot.

 

Stream cascading down the hill side on it's way to the reservoir.
Stream cascading down the hill side on it's way to the reservoir.

 

Stream cascading over a series of weirs
Another view of the same stream.

 

Approaching Yeoman Hey dam.
Approaching Yeoman Hey Dam.

 

Yeoman Hey Dam.
Yeoman Hey Dam.

 

A view into the sun of Dovestone Reservoir.
A view into the sun of Dovestone Reservoir.

 

Yeoman Hey Dam.
Richard on Yeoman Hey Dam.

 

Yeoman Hey Reservoir.
Yeoman Hey Reservoir.

 

Dovestone Rocks from the path back to the car park.
A view of Dovestone Rocks from the path back to the car park.

 

Dovestone Rocks through the trees
View through the trees.

A big thank you to Simon for a very enjoyable day with a group of nice and friendly people who made me feel very welcome. Looking forward to the next OFC walk.

 

Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S5000.

Should have been a Canon Digital IXUS 850 IS but when I tried to charge the li-on battery prior to the walk I found that it (the battery) had failed. Completely kaput.

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