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The Camels Hump

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Nice research Dave H. your just about spot on with the very last picture. The top of the run started from more or less this exact spot, but did not run down through the opening at the bottom of the photo as you may asume. No, you have to remember this was approximately 40 years ago and the bushes and trees to the left of shot were more or less freshly planted and were much smaller and covered far less area enabling the run to travel between them. The 'Hump' was formed from the steep drop the other side of the path where the thick patch of bushes and trees now stands. Once again, excellent detection work and thanks for posting the pictures. Brought back good memories.

Regards, Cyberman lol

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Nice research Dave H. your just about spot on with the very last picture. The top of the run started from more or less this exact spot, but did not run down through the opening at the bottom of the photo as you may asume. No, you have to remember this was approximately 40 years ago and the bushes and trees to the left of shot were more or less freshly planted and were much smaller and covered far less area enabling the run to travel between them. The 'Hump' was formed from the steep drop the other side of the path where the thick patch of bushes and trees now stands. Once again, excellent detection work and thanks for posting the pictures. Brought back good memories.

Regards, Cyberman lol

So,

Correct starting point

Correct run down the hill

But,

Cuts through the woods on the left before reaching the end.

OK, I've got it now.

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So,

Correct starting point

Correct run down the hill

But,

Cuts through the woods on the left before reaching the end.

OK, I've got it now.

If you can get your sledge ready for next winter Dave,

I could take my camera up to the hump.

I'm sure we could put together some good action shots

of you being escorted into an ambulance with a broken toe.

he he

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If you can get your sledge ready for next winter Dave,

I could take my camera up to the hump.

I'm sure we could put together some good action shots

of you being escorted into an ambulance with a broken toe.

he he

I'm sure I would break more than my toe Steve.

I remember a few years ago Stuart took his kids out to Chatsworth in the winter with a sledge. He went over a much smaller hump (a rock covered in snow) and almost broke his back.

Some of these sledging accidents can have very serious consequences.

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Here we go then Dave H. This is probably as close as you will get to the actual camels hump sledging run route.

Regards, Cyberman

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Here we go then Dave H. This is probably as close as you will get to the actual camels hump sledging run route.

Regards, Cyberman

OK Cyberman.

Next time we get some snow I will have to get my sledge out.

I don't think so!

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Here we go then Dave H. This is probably as close as you will get to the actual camels hump sledging run route.

Regards, Cyberman

OK Cyberman I have been and taken another look at the site and I have followed the route of your yellow arrow

This is the route down the hill, from just where it crosses the footpath and enters the bushes. They are very thick grown now and are on a steep bank edge so this could be the legendary Camel's Hump.

The run would go into the woods about here

..and this would be the view back up the run toward the start

The houses at the top are the ones on Raeburn Road and the footpath gap between them comes out onto Raeburn Road directly opposite the its junction with the far end (the "high number end") of Morland Road.

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Incidentally, this area, as indicated by a sign on a footpath down into it alongside Ironside Road, is called THE LUMB,

Not Jervis Lum (without the "b") this time but the same sort of place, "Lumb / Lum" means (quote from other topic on Jervis Lum) means "a steep sided valley, terminating in a hollow in which water can collect to form a pond"

Not The Lumb, but those woods that the Camels Hump goes into are actually now part of Rollestone Woods

..and just a few yards down Leighton Road from the point where the Camels Hump run would emerge is this nice little childrens walk in the woods area.

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I also remember the legend that is.....camels hump and whilst not forgetting another sledging run at the side called devils elbow, my mum and dad still live on Leighton Rd, they were one of the 1st one's there 50 yrs on.

Right then,

Now that we have sorted the Camels Hump out,

What about the Devil's Elbow?

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Right then,

Now that we have sorted the Camels Hump out,

What about the Devil's Elbow?

Martin Weston reputedly took it at 70 mph on his Tiger 100 with his knee scraping the road. And a famous story tells of one unfortunate rider who leant over so far his head connected with a vehicle coming the other way. Both stories heard in the pub at Castleton.

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Martin Weston reputedly took it at 70 mph on his Tiger 100 with his knee scraping the road. And a famous story tells of one unfortunate rider who leant over so far his head connected with a vehicle coming the other way. Both stories heard in the pub at Castleton.

So there is a place up Castleton way called the "Devil's Elbow".

That doesn't suprise me at all as one of their famous caverns is known informally as "The Devil's Arse" and it was made famous by that name when Sheffield's own Richard Hawley played a concert there.

I'm sure Stuart or someone did a post on this Richard Hawley concert with a YouTube video link.

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The 'Devils Elbow' was here on the A625 Hathersage Road.

The road was straightened around 1930,

picturesheffield,

my dad always mentioned it when we were driving past the area.

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The 'Devils Elbow' was here on the A625 Hathersage Road.

The road was straightened around 1930,

picturesheffield,

my dad always mentioned it when we were driving past the area.

The Devil's Arse is officially the Peak Cavern, Castleton

It is in Stuarts topic here

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