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Back to The Roaches, Peak District

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Heading from Lincolnshire to Manchester, it’s rude not to stop on the Peak District for a stroll. We headed to the Roaches which I visited back in August, but Mel missed out on. I liked it a lot, so thought Mel would like it too. We were blessed with a lovely day, albeit a little windy in places, but 13… Read more »

The Roaches in the Peak District

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Whilst Mel did her last day in Liverpool, I started the journey south and then detoured to the edge of the Peak District to take advantage of the sunshine. One both of our last two visits to the Peaks, we’d admired the craggy peaks of The Roaches, a ridge Millstone Grit that juts put of the landscape. A perfect opportunity… Read more »

Ladybower, Derwent and Howden Reservoirs

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A day out on the bikes, and despite the threat and even sight of rain nearby, we stayed dry. Starting from the campsite we had some lanes marked as NCR 6 into Thornhill and turn across the Yorkshire Bridge into the eastern bank of the reservoir. Once at Ashopton you turn onto bridle way, but it’s really a well groomed… Read more »

Longnor, Hollinsclough and Chrome Hill

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The weather not so good today, but managed to stay dry but the general misty greyness took the edge off some of the views. We covered about 9 miles in a loop from the campsite at Longnor Wood to the pretty village of Hollinsclough, the a loop around to the north if Chrome Hill, which stands starkly against the surrounding… Read more »

Back to the Peak District

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A return trip to the Peak District this week, a chance to investigate an area around the village of Longnor that we drove through last time. The landscape was stunning on that sunny summer evening, and didn’t disappoint on the return. It was evening by the time we arrived, so we walked into Longnor to check out the pubs, then… Read more »

Tideswell, Monk’s Dale, Miller’s Dale and Tides Dale Loop

The morning spent on domestics like tidying up, emptying and refilling tanks etc, we headed a little south to Tideswell by lunchtime. A quick snack in the van, and then we set off on a route provided by The Walking Englishman to take in a different perspective On the Peak’s, that of its Dales. I wasn’t quite on the all… Read more »

A Shorter Walk From Castleton – Cave Dale, The Winnats and Mam Tor Landslip

After yesterday’s exertions on the ridge above Castleton, today was a more relaxed affair. Mel had some adverts to design and get off to magazines, so the morning was relaxed, just hanging about in the van. Once the work was out of the way, it was time to get out again and enjoy the sunshine. We thought we would take… Read more »

Castleton to Edale Ridge Walk via Jacob’s Ladder and the Pennine Way

A 16 mile ridge walk through some lovely countryside in the Peak District. The first picture encompasses the route – out along the ridge which loops around across the top of the picture, back down the brown hill on the far right to Edale, and then back across the valley, and over the ridge into Castleton. Up and raring to… Read more »

Tonight’s Garden View and Tomorrow’s Challenge

A very simple delivery to the Sculpture at the Sanctuary Exhibition this afternoon, literally dropping off and leaving them to do the installation. We spent more time in the tea rooms, chomping on coffee and cake provided gratis by the organisers. Very civilised. A slightly dreary drive via Mansfield and Chesterfield through showers and rumbling thunderstorms, but the slow ascent… Read more »