We continued onto Burbage and walked below Burbage along the Green drive. Continuing to Longshaw house we stopped for a cup of tea, this was turning out to be a rather pleasurable excursion! Walking through the Longshaw estate the skies cleared giving way to blue skies and a pleasent evening.
As we walked on the track over Baslow edge the sun disappeared below the horizon there was just enough light to get good shots of the Eagle Stone and the Wellington monument. The Wellington monument is interesting it's said that it was built in 1866 to commemorate a visit to the area by the Iron Duke. It's also claimed that it was built to match Nelsons monument.
The final section of the walk was quite tricky, we walked from the road junction with the Sheffield Road to the start of Gardoms edge. At this point there was still just enough light to cross the quagmire with the aid of the odd branch used to provide a convenient crossing. It was n't long before it became completely dark with our way lit only by the light of the waxing crescent of the 5 day old moon. Following Gardoms edge and the drystone wall near its top was easy, it became tricky as we got closer to the road. We were very pleased with our 16.6 mile walk.