Tuesday 15th August 2017 By this time, I'd already packed away my tent and had left Chelmorton with the knowledge that I would soon be on the long drive home and the inevitable return to w**k the following day. In order to break up the long drive and make something of my morning, I'd decided … Continue reading Matlock Bath and the High Tor
Monday 14th August 2017 I'd reached Losehill Farm, around 300m above sea level and gasping for my breath. There was still another 200m or less before I would reach the summit of Lose Hill. Beyond that, I'd be following a ridge. I took that first photo from what might be considered as a 'false summit', … Continue reading Hiking in the Dark Peak (Part 2)
Part 1 of my first walk in the 'Dark Peak' portion of the Peak District. A major highlight of my long weekend away. To be concluded in Part 2.
Sunday 13th August 2017 I'd reached Lathkill Dale; somewhere beyond the halfway point in my walk. Lunchtime was looming and the river would act as my guide for the next couple of kilometres... What could possibly go wrong? Initially, the River Lathkill isn't much to look at, from the footbridge at least. You have to … Continue reading Lathkill Dale, Derbyshire (Part 2)
Sunday 13th August 2017 My second walk in the Peak District for the year and another route taken from The Walking Englishman. Two years previously, I'd not been able to do a second walk due to the state of the weather. Yet. here I was, with a very reasonable forecast for this day. This walk … Continue reading Lathkill Dale, Derbyshire (Part 1)
Saturday 12th August 2017 By the end of Part 1, I'd reached the trig point (505m) beyond Bearstone Rock. From here on, I was officially walking across an area known as The Roaches. (Apparently, the name derives from the type of gritstone found here and nothing at all to do with the insect-like appearance from … Continue reading Exploring The Roaches (Part 2)
Saturday 12th August 2017 After almost two-years, I was finally making my return to the Peak District. I'd even be staying at the same camp site and so, I knew much of what to expect. On this Saturday morning, I'd decided to get a walk in first before continuing on to pitch my tent. I … Continue reading Exploring The Roaches (Part 1)