689 Lost Lad and Abbey Brook

Why he carved those two sad words will never be known but, next to the body of the shepherd boy lost in a blizzard in the 16th century, "Lost Lad" was found scratched on the rocks. The moors can be desolate indeed, but there's a wild beauty high above Abbey Clough.

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LOCATION: Ten miles east of Glossop
START: Derwent Valley, signed from A57. Fairholmes car park, toilets
Grid ref: SK172893 Postcode: S33 0AQ
DISTANCE: 9 miles
GRADE: Strenuous, need a head for heights on the descent.
TIME: 5.5 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - Dark Peak Landranger 110
EN ROUTE: Back Tor, Cartledge Stones, Derwent Reservoir

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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