Monday, 18 September 2017

Longshaw / Hurkling Stone (circular) - Derbyshire (Peak District) - 16/09/17 - 5.5 Miles - Helen (Molly)

Info board in Longshaw car park.
The Hurkling Stone.
This excellent walk (and easy to read instructions) came from September's (Chesterfield) Reflections magazine.
Molly inspects Lady's Cross.
White Edge Lodge auditions for the new TWISTER movie.
Helen shows how incredibly daring she is, when it comes to climbing trees.
Interesting gate latch on the approach to Longshaw.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Chesterfield (Trans-Pennine Trail) Circular - Derbyshire - 14/09/17 - 10 Miles

Today's walk was an exercise in using my new GPS. Like the previous model it is good for giving you an exact grid reference for your location. I did find the whole 'waypoint' concept, a waste and what's the point.
Nonna's coffee bar at Hollingwood Hub was the furthest reference point I used.
Who let the dogs out.
Ducks form an orderly queue for the next barge.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Chatsworth / Carlton Lees (Circular - Reverse Direction) - Derbyshire (Peak District) - 07/09/17 - 8.5 Miles

Chatsworth in my hand.
The Bambi deer muck in with the sheep.
Straight up then.
The Red deer keep themselves to themselves.

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Curbar and Baslow (circular) - Derbyshire Peak District - 31/08/17 - 6.5 Miles

The path through St Marys Wood.
Yet again a friendly Robin joined me as I was having my lunch at Calver Bridge/Marshes. Once he had been given a small pastry section of my sausage roll, he flew off.
I don't believe I have taken a picture of this particular information board.
Edge in bloom.
I stride forth once more.
The heather is out at Curbar Gap.
Separated at birth; my hat and the now purple and green Eaglestone.

Monday, 28 August 2017

Hathersage / Stanage Edge (Circular - but in Reverse Direction) - Derbyshire - 28/08/17 - 10 Miles

As I was doing this walk in reverse this was the start. Crossing the road at Hathersage though, was no easy task given the Bank Holiday traffic.
Today's fully equipped modern walker goes forth.
The grass was colourful up on Stanage.
And on this warm but very gusty day, the view wasn't bad either.
The quest to find the trig point at High Neb (which I have never found in the other direction) continued.
Once found however, I started to wonder how I was going to find a way down.
On the track back to Hathersage, I spotted this colourful house (hope it doesn't have a shave).

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Bakewell / Monsal / Ashford (circular) - Derbyshire (White Peak) - 24/08/17 - 9.5 Miles

Hassop station café does a roaring trade in bike hires and eats during the school holidays.
Monsal Viaduct of course.
Left here then.
Elephants graveyard.

Monday, 21 August 2017

Hardwick Hall (circular) - Derbyshire (Peak District) - 20/08/17 - 4.5 Miles - Helen (Molly)

Gentle ramble around the Oak trail, and Wellie trail, and other bits. The picture by the way is not mine, but is an excellent illustration of the sort of picture I would like to take, if only someone would buy me a drone.