Our choice of starting point for a stroll sounds perverse – given that, after recent heavy rain, we were looking for a walk that wouldn’t be too wet underfoot. We chose to follow the road (single track and almost no traffic) to the gate below Black Rhadley, where there’s a gentle ascent to the cairned summit. The views are extensive – but a few yards beyond the top, another cairn marks the viewpoint for a fine view of the Onny valley and Linley Drive, the More estate road.
Returning, we detoured along the heather-clad ridge from The Rock to Nipstone Rock (what a lot of bilberries there are this year), before rejoining the road to return to the Bog Centre (feet still dry!) for the usual great refreshments.