Rocktype Grit (quarried)
Altitude 412m a.s.l
Perched high above Glossop, with a wild moorland feel, this small quarry offers some very impressive walls and arêtes. It's best visited in the afternoon or evening, when it catches all the sun going. Worth taking a bike up, just so you can get back to the car in 5 mins as it is all downhill.
Park and walk uphill as for Yellowslacks but continue straight on at Mossy Lea Farm through the gate and stile heading for Doctor's Gate footpath but fork left at the signpost and barn. An indefinite path leads off left to the quarry about 400m after the bridge.
It is also possible to approach from the A57 via a footpath that leads off beside the house at the first bend, 1km from Glossop. Follow this to meet Doctor's Gate footpath. The walk is shorter but there is no parking here.
Approach time: 30 mins
Dates: 1 June to 15 July
Reason: Nesting BirdsA kestrel is nesting in the bay on the right hand side of the crag. The exact nest locaiton isn't known but is likely to be on Buffalo Soldiers - please avoid this route whlst the birds are nesting, likely to be around the end of June/early July.
|There are three (bomber) stakes above the crag, which aren't always easy to find. There is one above and behind Buffalo Soldiers/Felix. There is another behind Muzzle/Buffalo and a third behind Anything for a Quiet Life. I have taken the liberty of spray painting then yellow to help locate them (April 2020).|
Frank the Husky - 23/Apr/20
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