Thursday, 14 December 2017

Gardoms Edge / White Edge / bottom of Birchen Edge (Circular) - Derbyshire - 14/12/17 - 7 Miles

View from Gardoms Edge at the start of the walk. To my surprise the snow was still on the ground around these parts.
By the time I passed the Eaglestone, the icy slush was starting to be felt in my non-waterproof boots.
I was surprised to see this lot still wandering about.
The trig point at White Edge, which was starting to live up to its name.
The icing appeared to have fallen off the Birchen edge cake.

Friday, 17 November 2017

White Edge / Froggatt Edge (Circular) - Derbyshire - 16/11/17 - 5 Miles - Helen (Molly)

Helen on the way up from the Grouse Inn.
I stride forth on White Edge whistling 'twentyone today' (and the rest).
That must be the signpost pointing to Curbar Gap.
The return along Froggatt.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Burbage Rocks/Higger Tor/Carl Wark Circular - Derbyshire - 12/11/17 - 5 Miles - Helen (Molly)

Helen looks at Carl Wark from the Longshaw end, as I demonstrate yet more special effects with her camera.
I find a noticeboard to help me decide where I am.
Demanding Labrador has no qualms about entering peoples personal space.
Waiting to begin the rocky climb after the two bridges.
The view of Carl Wark from Higger Tor.
Information plaque issues both threats and information.
I make my escape from the fort.

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Youlgreave Circular - Derbyshire - 04/11/17 - 7 Miles - Helen (Molly)

Fresh water container opposite All Saint Church, which apparently was paid for by Youlgreave Friendly Society for Women, a long long time ago.
Helen realises that the only way over the impassable invisible fence is to use the stile.
And then a strange light covered the whole of the forest.
While I was having my lunch, I quickly knocked off this line drawing of Robin Hood's Stride (aka Mock Beggars Hall).
The Autumn colours were almost unreal on the path back.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Chatsworth / Baslow (Circular) via Carver/Hassop/Pilsley - Derbyshire (Peak District) - 02/11/17 - 10 Miles

Autumn is definitely here.
This gradient which is from a path off Calver High Street, is much safer as an ascent (as on this occasion) then it is as a descent.
Dark hedges.
This silly cow thought it was funny to laugh at me, when I tried to take a picture of Chatsworth in the distance.
Leaving Bank Woods.
Climbing up towards Hassop.
Edensor church with the hunting tower in the very far background.

Monday, 30 October 2017

Shillito Wood / Ramsley Moor / Big Moor Circular - Derbyshire - 29/10/17 - 5.5 Miles - Helen (Molly)

So we decided not to take the Sheffield turn off.
Some interesting trees on this walk.
But you need to be careful where you sit.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Manorbier to Tenby - Pembrokeshire Coastal Path - 28/09/17 - 8.5 Miles - Helen

Lard arse, speccy, slaphead, ignores the castle in order to find the start of the coastal path at Manorbier.
I try to advise Helen that she needs to take a few steps back in order to take the perfect picture.
You only realise how narrow this path is, when someone comes the other way.
Having reached the top secret military installation, I feel warm enough to take my fleece off.
I met this friendly wolf at a caravan site, which I heard owl at least twice.
Tenby finally comes in sight at Penally (camp), where to the right of the picture the remains of World War One training trenches can still be seen.
The beach at Tenby

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Caldey Island (circular) - Pembrokeshire - 26/09/17 - 2.5 Miles - Helen

I was so traumatised by the boat trip there, I completely lost my focus.
At least the sign confirmed we had landed in the right place.
The monastery which dominates and is the purpose for the island (well that and the tourist trade).
Redberry Bay.
Helen heads for the lighthouse.

Monday, 2 October 2017

Lawrenny (circular) - Pembrokeshire - 25/09/17 - 7 Miles - Helen

Helen checks on the map for the best place to leave her glasses.
Why this could be Derbyshire !
After forever, we finally got to see a bit of estuary.
Always being careful to stay hydrated.
I did wonder whether President Trump was at home
Greeny swamp or interesting river, you decide !