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Froggatt Edge On A Lovely Spring Day

Froggatt Edge On A Lovely Spring Day

You can find a lot about Froggatt Edge on this site. Here for example. This post is mainly a quick image gallery of the shots I took on our walk today along Froggatt, Baslow and Curbar Edges.

We started from the Curbar Gap Car Park then walked North until we reached the road just below the Grouse Inn above Grindleford. Then we returned South along Froggatt Edge and crossed Clodhall Lane, continuing our walk to Baslow Edge and the Wellington Memorial along the front of Baslow Edge. On the return to the car we opted to walk across Eagle Srone Flats past the Eagle Stone.

In all 10km and a better day than the weather forecast predicted. Very enjoyable.

One of the highlights of the walk, apart from the gorgeous Highland Cattle grazing behind Curbar Edge and Baslow Edge was spotting two Emperor Moths (Saturnia Pavonia) mating. They are beautiful insects that display a really distinct sexual dimorphism. The male being smaller but brightly coloured and the female much larger in delicate shades of grey.

Oh and I really must get David to find out more about the stone circle on Stoke Flats. It’s a small henge but we don’t know much about it. Is it really old or is it one of the many structures that dates from after the early henge builders?

 


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