Monday, 15 January 2018

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Matlock (circular via Bonsall) - Derbyshire (Peak District) - 01/01/18 - 5.5 Miles - Helen (Molly

It was very muddy as we left Matlock, with Riber Castle away to our left.
When we reached Bonsall we stopped for a drink and some Christmas Cake.
And then picked up the Limestone Way back to Matlock. (Helen misplaced her camera by the way, so all pictures are courtesy of the World Wide Web aka internet).

Friday, 22 December 2017

Chatsworth / Beeley Moor / Gibbet Moor (Circular) - Derbyshire (Peak District) - 22/12/17 - 8.5 Miles

The Hunting Tower canon stands ready to defend Chatsworth.
Sad little Christmas tree is all alone on Gibbet Moor.
Kindly elderly gentlemen shows passers by the way.
Santa's reindeer fuel up, before their big night.

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Gardoms Edge / White Edge / bottom of Birchen Edge (Circular) - Derbyshire - 14/12/17 - 7 Miles

View from Gardoms Edge at the start of the walk. To my surprise the snow was still on the ground around these parts.
By the time I passed the Eaglestone, the icy slush was starting to be felt in my non-waterproof boots.
I was surprised to see this lot still wandering about.
The trig point at White Edge, which was starting to live up to its name.
The icing appeared to have fallen off the Birchen edge cake.

Friday, 17 November 2017

White Edge / Froggatt Edge (Circular) - Derbyshire - 16/11/17 - 5 Miles - Helen (Molly)

Helen on the way up from the Grouse Inn.
I stride forth on White Edge whistling 'twentyone today' (and the rest).
That must be the signpost pointing to Curbar Gap.
The return along Froggatt.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Burbage Rocks/Higger Tor/Carl Wark Circular - Derbyshire - 12/11/17 - 5 Miles - Helen (Molly)

Helen looks at Carl Wark from the Longshaw end, as I demonstrate yet more special effects with her camera.
I find a noticeboard to help me decide where I am.
Demanding Labrador has no qualms about entering peoples personal space.
Waiting to begin the rocky climb after the two bridges.
The view of Carl Wark from Higger Tor.
Information plaque issues both threats and information.
I make my escape from the fort.

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Youlgreave Circular - Derbyshire - 04/11/17 - 7 Miles - Helen (Molly)

Fresh water container opposite All Saint Church, which apparently was paid for by Youlgreave Friendly Society for Women, a long long time ago.
Helen realises that the only way over the impassable invisible fence is to use the stile.
And then a strange light covered the whole of the forest.
While I was having my lunch, I quickly knocked off this line drawing of Robin Hood's Stride (aka Mock Beggars Hall).
The Autumn colours were almost unreal on the path back.