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 !

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.