The Colour Purple

We are rapidly becoming acquainted with the many faces of the Snake Pass. Now that SuperMum has moved to a new care home, it has become a regular journey for us.

I had always assumed that the name came from the twisting and turning route followed by the road, but last year we found a claim in a tourist information leaflet about a local event that the name actually comes from the snake crest of the Cavendish family. I haven’t managed to find anything that corroborates that, so who knows?

Wherever the name comes from, it looks spectacular at this time of year, especially near the Glossop end of the pass, where the hills are a mass of purple heather. Just beautiful.

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