Saturday, 28 May 2016

Curbar and Baslow (circular) - Derbyshire Peak District - 28/05/16 - 6.5 Miles

That looks a long way up from down here !
If any Water Voles are reading, it's pronounced 'Carver'.
The view from Froggatt.
Whatever that is on top of the Eaglestone, it's definitely not an Eagle.
Some people just park anywhere !

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Grindleford/Burbage Rocks/Longshaw (circular) - Derbyshire (Peak District) - 26/05/16 - 8.5 Miles

Totley Tunnel by Grindleford Station, which is apparently three and a half miles long.
Lunch already !
Reaching the summit of Higger Tor.
Burbage Bridge's and the walk below Burbage Rocks (breathtaking).
Longshaw Lodge (currently under National Trust stewardship).
Another one of those 'poetry stones' (and yes the picture is the right way up).

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Birchen Edge (circular) - Derbyshire (Peak District) - 21/05/16 - 4.25 Miles - Helen (Molly)

Leaving the Robin Hood Inn, the weather looked reasonable.
By the time we had reached Nelson's Monument on Birchen Edge however, it had long since turned against us.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Chesterfield (Trans-Pennine Trail) Circular - Derbyshire - 19/05/16 - 10 Miles (approx)

Every new building project in Chesterfield must have some new artwork commissioned. This one is also visible from the station's platform.
The Bluebells are still about in places.
View along the canal.
Where you might also find the occasional mosaic on the path.
More artwork in the middle of a roundabout.

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Dronfield and the Drone Valley - Derbyshire - 14/05/16 - 6.5 Miles - Chesterfield Walking Festival

The Crooked Spire is there; you're just not looking hard enough.
The cows were being a tad protective of their calves.
And now you have a reference point.
They make their flowers in a big pot at Unstone.

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Eyam (circular) - Derbyshire (White Peak) - 07/05/16 - 8.5 Miles - Helen (Molly)

Mompesson's Well in Eyam
With information board telling you all about it.
Eyam Moor is seriously scenic.
Plus it gives you a choice of walking routes.
Dog abandons owner after she makes hard work of going uphill.
Love a good information board, I do.
Oh look here's another one; but unless this guy got food poisoning in Foolow I don't see the connection ?