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.

Monday, 21 August 2017

Hardwick Hall (circular) - Derbyshire (Peak District) - 20/08/17 - 4.5 Miles - Helen (Molly)

Gentle ramble around the Oak trail, and Wellie trail, and other bits. The picture by the way is not mine, but is an excellent illustration of the sort of picture I would like to take, if only someone would buy me a drone.

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