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    Re: Dark Peak Derwent Devil

    Quote Originally Posted by IanDarkpeak View Post
    It's not appeared yet. Rob if I send it to you can you convert to a Google earth Track?
    Took a while due to the restrictive filesize requirements for a KMZ but ZIP limits are a bit more generous, hence zipped kmz file. If somone knows who to ask - why???

    Fascinating route Ian - like Geocaching on steroids
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    Re: Dark Peak Derwent Devil

    Quote Originally Posted by IanDarkpeak View Post
    Turning for Home well just after the Source of the Derwent Albeit dreid up today.
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    Ian, how long has that sign been there? I don't recall seeing it before. Mind you, it must be well over 10 years since I was at what I thought was the source of the Derwent.

    Looks a great route.

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    Re: Dark Peak Derwent Devil

    Quote Originally Posted by GeoffB View Post
    Ian, how long has that sign been there? I don't recall seeing it before. Mind you, it must be well over 10 years since I was at what I thought was the source of the Derwent.

    Looks a great route.
    about 9 years

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    Re: Dark Peak Derwent Devil

    Quote Originally Posted by GeoffB View Post
    Ian, how long has that sign been there? I don't recall seeing it before. Mind you, it must be well over 10 years since I was at what I thought was the source of the Derwent.

    Looks a great route.
    beaten to it but TBH I didn't know how long. If you put your back to the sign and walk down the right edge of the sandy clough you should find the tea plant approx 50-75m?

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    Re: Dark Peak Derwent Devil

    I remember my gran leading my siblings and I on a very hot, dusty and ultimately unsuccessful search for the source of the river Wharfe in the dales one summer day in about 1977 ... definitely no sign to mark the spot (or at least no sign to mark the spot we finally settled upon, more out of desparation than in any genuine belief that we'd really found the actual source).

    So, rather off topic perhaps, how many other river sources can others point to as being marked by signs? The Derwent source is the only one I'm aware of.

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    Re: Dark Peak Derwent Devil

    Ian this looks a fantastic tour of duty. Gives me something to aim for in a couple of months...
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    Re: Dark Peak Derwent Devil

    Quote Originally Posted by IanDarkpeak View Post
    beaten to it but TBH I didn't know how long. If you put your back to the sign and walk down the right edge of the sandy clough you should find the tea plant approx 50-75m?
    Somehow I think Daz's comment may have been a little tongue in cheek!!

    I read about the tea plant on the DPFR website a while ago - not been up there since, though.

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    Re: Dark Peak Derwent Devil

    Geoff, Ian, Daz & "gang".....

    As I'm sure you will know...
    there are some real surprises...
    in those hidden corners.......
    Thankfully mostly good

    It's quite amazing what has been left...
    signed & posted.....
    and taken root ..

    Don't you just love these Silent Nights ..
    Sadly it wont last much longer...

    Ace up there/here tonight...
    (See you up there soon'ish...?)

    PS Great Route Ian!!!
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    Re: Dark Peak Derwent Devil

    Fresh from his triumph of completing the Marathon des Sables. Steve Martin of Dark Peak went round the Derwent Devil in 8.40, he was understandably dissapointed by the lack of camels....

    Wll done Steve.

    I also heard that a Penistone runner was planning on giving it ago yesterday. not heard any thing yet......

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    Do you want any assistants in your type of buseness Ian. How do you get out as much as you do?

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