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Just wondered if anyone had tried getting out towards Stanage Edge/Higger Tor direction in the last day or so, and knew what the roads were looking like out there?
Quite fancy a trip out with the camera before we lose all the snow, but not if I'm going to end up skating off the road!
Thanks very much
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I would imagine the Higger Tor - Sheffield road to be quite treaturous at the moment although I haven't ventured in the Peaks at all with all the bad weather. You could always park in the Surprise View Car Park (Millstone Edge) and walk to Higger from there??
Thanks Richard, I was wondering about that - though not sure I can face too much of a walk at these temperatures! I might have to settle for Millstone Edge and Over Owler Tor I think! Cheers, Mark
Did you end up going over to the Peak District, and if so how did you get on i.e. road conditions. I was thinking of taking a trip tomorrow.
I'm considering doing the same here Eli over the weekend, if anyone heads out, pop the road conditions on here and we can keep an eye on the roads in Derbyshire....
Hi Eli and Richard
I haven't been out yet - thinking of Sunday morning, assuming we don't have another massive snowfall in the next day or two. Anyone fancy meeting somewhere?
I'll keep an eye out on here in case anyone beats me to it!
Im hoping to do some walking on saturday so will let you know the conditions, im sure the main roads will be fine, i dont think i'd venture up the higher tor road though.
The main roads are all passable with care. That's where they have concentrated the gritting. The minor orads have been ploughed and gritted lightly and are passable in 4x4 or 2WD with extreme care. We've barely been above freezing for about a week now so the snow is still in excellent condition. The high access roads like Dennis Knoll are still very icy and you're unlikely to make any steep ascents or descents without 4x4. Your best best is, as has already been suggested, finding a route onto the high ground that is near a main road; Birchins, Suprise View, Curbar Gap at a pinch. That sort of thing.
I'd never considered my Subaru to be part of camera equipment before but I now realise that it's almost essential
nice one Chris, thanks for the info, I will probably be heading out to Surprise/Millstone edge in the morning...might see some of you there by the sounds of things!!
Hopefully weather and road conditions permitting I should somewhere be up that way around 7:15
I have been out photographing the Peaks over the last few days. One of the biggest problems is the Car Parks, most of the spaces at the side of the road are covered in thick snow and the normal car parks are just too thick to get a car in, I should imagine it will be much worse on a weekend to be able to stop even at dawn.
I have been wanting to get up to Higger & Stanage myself but there is just no chance from Heathersage without a 4x4, the ringlow road is also closed as are quite a lot of others around the Peaks.
Like Chris said above places like surprise view are fine, I did manage to get up to Curbar Edge car park yesterday, but it was quite difficult you really have to have the momentum to get up the long slops and then no matter where you park in the car park you are going to need a push to get out unless you have a 4x4.
The snow around Mam Tor was really thick, but the car park is too deep for cars so people were just parking on the side of the roads.
When the wind picks up even the main roads can quickly get covered in snow from the drifts, as was the case yesterday with Winnets Pass which has been really clear so far but soon got covered in snow and quite a few cars struggled to get up it, including us. I have certainly been able to get around without 4x4 over the last few days although I have been heading out with a few other friends in the car and we have had to dig it out and push the car out of quite a few places. The major problem is finding a safe place to park and then getting going again once you have stopped.
And can you imagine what the weekend is going to be like.
Every man and his dog will be out.
Also the possibility of some snow flurries tonight.
Thanks to everyone for the info, I will also probably be heading to suprise /millstone in the morning, so may see some of you there. I'll keep an eye out for you Richard.
Take care all
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