Saturday, 31 December 2016

Matlock (circular) - Derbyshire (Peak District) - 31/12/16 - 5.5 Miles - Helen (Molly)

Helen trains her binoculars on Riber Castle, as we both look to make a better fist of this walk then we did on the 13th November.
The Church at Bonsall alongside information board that shows a variety of trails around the local area.
As another walking route is conquered (at only the second time of asking) I march proudly back to Matlock.

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Chesterfield (Trans-Pennine Trail) Circular - Derbyshire - 22/12/16 - 10 Miles (approx)

The Christmas Robin theme continues. This time in the grounds of Ringwood Hall.
At least half of this walk is on the Chesterfield Canal, and is my 'go to' walk, when I can't be bothered to travel anywhere.
Totem Pole, and a blank board that magically comes to life with information, when you get within five yards of it.

Friday, 16 December 2016

Chatsworth / Beeley Moor / Carlton Lees (Circular) - Derbyshire (Peak District) - 16/12/16 - 10 Miles

Despite the unseasonably warm weather, Chatsworth is starting to take on the look of Winter.
I passed at least five sites where logging was actively taking place.
Descend at the post to Carlton Lees.
Does that mean Christmas is cancelled then ?
Giant Alien Sausagerollship hovers over Chatsworth House.
However the Reindeer (work with me) provided a festive touch.

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Curbar and Baslow (circular) - Derbyshire Peak District - 10/12/16 - 6.5 Miles

I know Poundland is popular at this time of the year, but I always preferred Woolies.
This friendly Robin joined me for coffee at Calver Marshes.
He even switched position so I could get a better shot
Meanwhile the ducks sailed away to Calver Bridge.
Is that one of them there dark satanic mills ?
The flying sausage roll returns; this time on Froggatt.
Quite a mild day for December, as you can see from my rolled up sleeves.
Of course I have to include yet another picture of the Eaglestone.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Hardwick Park (circular) - Derbyshire (Peak District) - 04/12/16 - 4 Miles - Helen (Molly)

After seeing most of the twelve days of Christmas in Hardwick Hall, we had an excellent walk round the park following the Oak and Sculpture trails (not my picture by the way, but I am hoping to get a drone for Christmas)