A circular walk to Edge Hills transmitter, Haywood plantation, Beacon Hill and Edge Hills hamlet


Photos were taken 30th October 2009. Total length of this walk was about 5kM, which I did with our dog Poppy and our cat Misty, who you can see in some of the photos. I was expecting to have to carry Misty towards the end of the walk, but she insisted on walking almost the whole way, except for a couple of the wettest bits. It's surprising how far a cat will walk! Edge Hill is some 905 feet above sea level. Green Bottom about 100 feet, so there is an 800 foot climb from point B to point F on the map.
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1. Start of path up to transmitter
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2. Initially the path rises steeply through the woods
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3. When it emerges from the woods, path is less steep
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4. Misty takes the lead, closely followed by Poppy!
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5. Map point D. The upward path crosses a major track.
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6. Map point D. The upward path
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7. point E. A not-so-obvious path leads off through a grove of sweet chestnut.
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8. point E. The path leaves the chestnuts
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9. The path exiting the transmitter area.
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10. Beech woods near transmitter (point G)
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11. Beech woods near transmitter (point G)
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12. Coppiced chestnut (point H)
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13. Path in Haywood Plantation (point I)
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14. Area between I and main track is partly gorse heathland
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15. Meeting of the paths near Beacon Hill (point J. View to south west
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16. Misty starting along the foot path to Green Bottom (point J)
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17. Track down to Edge Hills. This is a difficult path! Point M
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18. The real path! Easier to find when going west!
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19. Much of Edgehills hamlet exists because of old quarry workings. The 'plateau' from above.
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20. Track leading into a old, overgrown quarry.
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21. Evidently an old shed, probably remains of quarrying,. There is more brickwork evident above this building.
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24. Old quarry workings at Edgehills (Opposite point N)
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25. Overgrown quarry at Edgehills (point N)
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26. Coprinus
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27. Overgrown quarry at Edgehills (point N)
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28. Old lime kilns at Edgehills. (Opposite point N)
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29. A path back to Green Bottom
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