Today's photos were taken around Windgather Rocks located between Macclesfield and Buxton. Although the temperature only reached 4˚C walking conditions were a lot better than appearances may suggest with hardly any breeze and bright sunshine.
|Our walk started from Pym Chair, the area has been used since Roman times as a link between Cheshire and Derbyshire. Pym was thought to be a Highway Man who local legend says ambushed those using the Packhorse route.|
|We headed north through the snow heading towards Windgather Rocks, a small gritstone ridge popular with walkers and climbers.|
|There are great views from the rocks towards the west and in the east looking across trees of the Goyt Forest.|
|Left photo shows the view from Windgather Rocks along Taxal Edge. The road that runs through the Goyt Valley was closed due to the snow, it is thawing out now but there are still drifts several feet deep in places.|