Walk • Trek • Travel
A photographic record and journal of our walking, trekking and travelling adventures.
Monsal Trail – Millers Dale – Tideswell Dale
Monsal Trail – Millers Dale – Tideswell Dale

Sunday, 04 October 2020

After the thorough soaking we received yesterday we expected nothing less than the same today. Heavy rain had fallen during the night, but by morning the clouds had lifted, and there were signs of hope. We did our best to dry the few items left that could be dried and gave up on the rest. Beech Croft Farm was a good site with some excellent facilities, but after our summer in France and Germany, we had come to resent the £23 price tag. Luckily, we had already paid when we had made our original booking earlier in the year and before our summer trip.

Chrome Hill & Parkhouse Hill
Chrome Hill & Parkhouse Hill

Saturday, 03 October 2020

We knew as the weekend approached, that the weather was going to be wet and windy. The summer had been so fantastic that the idea of walking in the rain seemed strange and somewhat disconcerting. Our friend had arranged the walk, and as the weekend approached, she had highlighted the fact that one of the hills on the walk, Parkhouse Hill, was incredibly steep and slippy even in the dry. Our friend recommended an alternative walk, but the rest of the group opted to stick with the planned route. “It’s the peak district,” I thought. “How bad can it be?”

Great Ridge Circular
Great Ridge Circular

Wednesday, 07 March 2018

This was another of our YHA stays that we had booked. On this occasion, we had booked the Castleton YHA which neither of us had ever stayed at before and probably never will again. We arrived on Friday evening in plenty of time and we were looking forward to relaxing before the weekend walking but, plain and simple, there were just too many unsupervised children running amuck in almost every corner of the building for that to be possible. The following morning we met up with some friends and started our walk from the rear of the YHA, Loosehill Hall, and heading up the path marked on the OS map towards…

Shutlingsloe Circular
Shutlingsloe Circular

Friday, 23 February 2018

This 7-mile circular was the second walk of our Peak District weekend and it was a much smaller turnout today. We had planned to start from the Crag Inn at Wildboarclough but on arrival, it seemed to have closed down, at least for the winter months, so instead, we parked in the lay-by opposite the bridge a short distance up the road. We started the walk by taking the footpath to Higher Nabbs from just by the gate next to the Crag Inn car park. This path takes you through several fields until you reach the track just above Lower Nabbs Farm. From here we entered the Open Access area…

Lud’s Church, the Roaches and Three Shire Heads
Lud’s Church, the Roaches and Three Shire Heads

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

This meet started at the car park at Gradbach ready for a walk taking in Lud’s Church, The Roaches and Three Shires Head (sometimes known as Three Shire Heads). The route took us down via Gradbach Mill following the River Dane into the Back Forest...

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