Motorcycling in the High Peak – BMW F800R
Initially I headed out towards Glossop and then in the general direction of Sheffield via the Woodhead Pass (the A6228).
After taking in the glorious views across Woodhead, I turned off the A628 and down towards and through the small town of Stocksbridge. I think Stocksbridge was originally a cotton mill town before later becoming known for it’s steel works and steel manufacturing and in fact as far as I am aware still manufactures steel although I suspect it will be much reduced from the production levels of its heyday.
Passing through Stocksbridge brought me down towards Hillsborough, the home of Sheffield Wenesday Football Club. Sheffield Wednesday is one of the oldest football clubs in the world but just like the steelworks of Stocksbridge is some way below it’s glory days.
After that it was on towards the university and hospital area and then to the A57 Snake Pass and down towards Ladybower reservoir to make a left turn for Bamford and then towards the village of Castleton. After that it was up through the glorious (but small) Winnats Pass before heading for home and a hot shower.
A decent couple of hours
Despite the weather being a little overcast, it stayed dry and the temperature was reasonable. All in all it really was a decent couple of hours, a really enjoyable ride and a decent way to spend a start the day.
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