Thursday, 17 August 2017

Grindleford/Burbage Rocks/Longshaw (circular) - Derbyshire (Peak District) - 17/08/17 - 8.5 Miles

Higger Tor viewpoint in the picture. Started off again with 10kg (19lbs) of sand in the rucksack, but decided this is a nonsense thing to do, as it is merely making any walk a miserable trudge. Therefore the sand was deposited about a third of the way along in an appropriate place. However having just completed reading a WALK IN THE WOODS where they were carrying 40lbs in their rucksacks on the Appalachian Trail, I guess I won't be doing that anytime soon.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Chesterfield (Trans-Pennine Trail) Circular - Derbyshire - 11/08/17 - 10 Miles Run/Walk

This curly thing (I mean piece of artwork) is just across from Chesterfield station.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Beeley / Chatsworth (circular) - Derbyshire (Peak District) - 30/07/17 - 5.5 Miles - Helen (Molly)

Picture of Chatsworth (as you can see) but not from this particular walk (caught out without my camera again). Anyway we stopped in the courtyard and had a cup of tea and hot chocolate for the bargain price of £4.50

Monday, 24 July 2017

Birchen Edge (circular) - Derbyshire (Peak District) - 23/07/17 - 4.25 Miles - Helen (Molly, couple of other people, and a couple of other dogs)

Picture taken from a previous walk (rather than the one in question) mainly because I didn't have my camera, which is a bit too complicated to go into. Anyway just imagine the vegetation a little more rampant and you're there (oh and I would have had my fleece off at this point as well).

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Grindleford/Burbage Rocks/Longshaw (circular) - Derbyshire (Peak District) - 06/07/17 - 8.5 Miles (+ add 10kg in Rucksack)

This is my lunch atop of Higger Tor. This was an exercise walk as opposed to a ramble, and therefore as this blog is primarily a diary/record, such exercise walks in future will also have just one lunch photo. For the record lugging that additional 10kg in the rucksack all the way up from Grindleford station to Higger Tor, was harder than the recent walk up Snowdon. That is of course the idea.

Monday, 3 July 2017

Birchen Edge (circular) - Derbyshire (Peak District) - 02/07/17 - 4.25 Miles (add. 10kg Rucksack)

Whooa it's Nelson's Monument again.
Looking back on the path just trodden.
The 10kg of sand in my rucksack was getting heavy, so I stopped for a snack at the Wellington Monumnet.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Hathersage / Stanage Edge (Circular) - Derbyshire - 15/06/17 - 10 Miles

The start from Hathersage along Baulk Lane.
Little lamb.
Climb over wall here.
Left to High Neb, or straight on if you have climbing gear.
Another trig point.
Along Stanage Edge.
Snow in June ?
The descent to Mitchell Field Farm.

Monday, 12 June 2017

Walton / Linacre (Circular) - Derbyshire - 10/06/17 - 7 Miles - Helen (Molly)

Helen goes swimming. One man and his dog disagree over the right direction. That's Linacre reservoir in the background; seriously. The return leg found us picking up the Chesterfield Round Walk, but in the opposite direction to how I normally do it. It's easy enough though; you just look for the signs.

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Monsal Head / Litton Mill (Circular) - Derbyshire - 04/06/17 - 5.25 Miles - Helen (Molly)

So this is the Monsal Trail.
Once done with the information board we set off for Water-cum-jolly.
And admired the cliff-face when we got there.
I ascend so fast I am just a blur.
Helen passes by information board.
My old university campus.
The slightly slippy descent back to Monsal.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Baslow Edge / White Edge / Birchen Edge (Circular) - Derbyshire (Peak District) - 01/06/17 - 7 Miles

Heading up to Gardom's Edge
I don't know whether I have ever photographed this before for the blog (it's called the Eaglestone by the way).
Approaching Curbar Gap.
That's where I am heading (well trig point anyway).
This is what I do when I get there.
Looking up at Nelson's Monument, on the path below Birchen Edge.

Friday, 26 May 2017

Snowdon (Pyg Track Up / Llanberis Path Down) - Wales - 23/05/17 - 8 Miles - Helen

All about the Pyg Track.
Helen strides up.
Some Japanese tourists took our picture at Bwlch y Moch (and no we didn't turn right for Crib Goch)
We kept a helicopter on standby in case we got tired.
Pushing on.
When you haven't any change.
Ten years later I am back on the summit, and this time the café is open.
Helen thought the train was going to carry her down.
But soon realised there was little point chasing it.
All about the Llanberis Path.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Bubnell to Beeley (out and back) - Derbyshire (Peak District) - 18/05/17 - 8 Miles

The Bluebells are still hanging around.
Do not ?
The puddle trail.
Into the blue yonder.
New species of frog.
Strange alien monster waiting to jump me, when I pass those trees.