Thursday, 16 February 2017

Chatsworth / Beeley Moor / Gibbet Moor (Circular) - Derbyshire (Peak District) - 16/02/17 - 8.5 Miles

This well hidden path is just past, and on the other side of the road from, the Robin Hood Inn.
Once past the initial mud, this provides a nice open path into Chatsworth.
As I wasn't heading for Baslow, it was take a left here.
Then it was a case of taking my standard paths (you've seen this sign on the blog before), across the top of Chatsworth and down to Beeley.
Hob Hurst's driveway, not really suitable for cars though.
Not only no house, apart from that earth mound, but not even a visitor centre. Basically this information board is all you get.
Descending Gibbet Moor (dog friendly and style free).
Shadowing the road back to the Robin Hood.

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Froggatt Edge / White Edge (circular) - Peak District - 05/02/17 - 4.5 Miles (approx) Helen (Molly)

I'am so rugged and outdoorsy.
It's all a big yawn for Molly though.
An act of wanton sillyness is triggered.
The descent from White Edge back down to the Grouse Inn.

Friday, 27 January 2017

Chatsworth / Beeley Moor / Carlton Lees (Circular) - Derbyshire (Peak District) - 27/01/17 - 10 Miles

Three and half miles to Beeley, on a cold foggy day.
Mind you, when I did get to Beeley it wasn't any clearer.
These sheep weren't to be messed with, especially when they were enjoying some snacks.
When I honed in on Chatsworth and looked to the right of the house, I could see what was causing all the fog.

Friday, 20 January 2017

Birchen Edge (circular) - Derbyshire (Peak District) - 20/01/17 - 4.25 Miles

Yes it's this walk again; and oh look there's Nelson's Monument.
Advice for dog walkers.
The Long Horn Cattle tend to hang around the vicinity of the Wellington Monument or Eaglestone.
Some people call them Selfies; I call them Mister Potatoe-Head.

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Middleton / Long Dale / Gratton Dale (circular) - Derbyshire (Peak District) - 07/01/17 - 6.5 Miles (approx) - Helen (Molly)

Helen strides out, as we leave Middleton behind us.
Molly enjoys a chew for lunch.
A brief Kodak moment before heading down to Long Dale.
Where we found an interesting memorial which said: 'we meet to create memories and depart to cherish them'.
The start of Gratton Dale which quickly turned into a slow muddy slog-fest, which ultimately meant we shortened the walk before we ran out of light.

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Gardoms Edge / White Edge / Birchen Edge (Circular) - Derbyshire (Peak District) - 05/01/17 - 7 Miles

Heading up to Gardoms Edge.
Long Horned cattle grazing by the Eaglestone (no, I couldn't get any closer).
Curber Gap, where I had my snap.
Why can't all the countryside be signed this clearly.
I strike a jaunty pose next to the Trig point on White Edge.
Look closely and you can see the Moon above Birchen Edge (no, I couldn't get any closer).

Saturday, 31 December 2016

Matlock (circular) - Derbyshire (Peak District) - 31/12/16 - 5.5 Miles - Helen (Molly)

Helen trains her binoculars on Riber Castle, as we both look to make a better fist of this walk then we did on the 13th November.
The Church at Bonsall alongside information board that shows a variety of trails around the local area.
As another walking route is conquered (at only the second time of asking) I march proudly back to Matlock.