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arwen
2006-06-28 08:26:00
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Climbing Jacobs Ladder
The climb up Jacobs ladder is short but steep. The effort is rewarded well, as the walk along Rushop Edge offers the most splendid views of the Vale of Edale. The story of Jacobs ladder is based on a pack horse trader known as Jacob who let his horses walk the longer route that zig zags up the hill whilst he took the more direct route up the "ladder". He would then wait at the top, have a rest and smoke his pipe whilst waiting for the packhorses. We followed in his footsteps but on reaching the top we didn't have a smoke but feasted on rather large Manchester barm cakes to sustain us for the return journey. Climbing Jacobs Ladder is a fabulous introduction to walking in the Peak District. However, there was one big disappointment there were no sightings of any rock stars.
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