Friday, 17 October 2014
Well it's been a bit quiet on here since July you may well be saying, but you would be only partially right. Thus there has been zero blogging, but an awful lot of walking. In fact me and Helen (and Molly) have had some great walks around the Peak District during this period, including Ladybower reservoir, Chatsworth, the Monsal Trail and countless others. I have also done a National Trust working holiday in September, which included a circular walk around Arundel (with the castle as backdrop along the way). The problem unfortunately is that I have done all of these walks before (including the Arundel one), and have just run out of new things to say about them. Thus having begun this blog on 19/04/08, I have reached a point where I don't think I can carry on with it in it's present form.
Monday, 21 July 2014
Sunday, 1 June 2014
Monday, 19 May 2014
Monday, 31 March 2014
High Peak / Roystone Grange Trail - Derbyshire - 29/03/11 - 6 miles - (20lb rucksack) - Helen (Molly)
This 6 mile ramble through the High Peak was taken from the local Reflections mag, which Helen gets delivered free, but I never seem to get a sniff off (despite being roughly the same postcode). So having parked at Minninglow car park (and given how long it takes us to ever get out the door for these things) we decided lunch was immediately in order and took advantage of the handy picnic tables. The weather was sunny and the skies were blue, but there was a distinct wind chill (especially if one was eating wearing short sleeves). However I planned to get warm quickly as I was revisiting an old idea of carrying 9 litres of bottled water in my rucksack, to give 20lb extra of resistance training.
Monday, 10 March 2014
Monday, 17 February 2014
In this winter of wind and rain (but thankfully in these parts no floods), one had forgotten what a nice day actually looked like. So with the Sun out it seemed everyone (and their dogs) was eager to get out and stretch their legs. So having parked the car at Ambergate, we caught the train for the few stops to Matlock Bath to begin this linear walk.
Saturday, 25 January 2014
Well here I am blogging again, in this New Year of 2014. I must admit I have debated over the last few months whether it was worth continuing this blog. Also given that my last entry was September 2013, it would appear that a state of inertia has already made that decision. The reality however is that since moving full time to Chesterfield last April, walks have become less of a fortnightly 'Event' of some 10 to 12 miles duration. Instead they have become more frequent, usually involving much smaller distances, and over ground that has been covered many times before. In short I have run out of things to say. My gut feeling is that things are likely to change this year, and that walking as an event (and thus this blog) will pick up again.