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.

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Chesterfield (Trans-Pennine Trail) Circular - Derbyshire - 22/12/16 - 10 Miles (approx)

The Christmas Robin theme continues. This time in the grounds of Ringwood Hall.
At least half of this walk is on the Chesterfield Canal, and is my 'go to' walk, when I can't be bothered to travel anywhere.
Totem Pole, and a blank board that magically comes to life with information, when you get within five yards of it.

Friday, 16 December 2016

Chatsworth / Beeley Moor / Carlton Lees (Circular) - Derbyshire (Peak District) - 16/12/16 - 10 Miles

Despite the unseasonably warm weather, Chatsworth is starting to take on the look of Winter.
I passed at least five sites where logging was actively taking place.
Descend at the post to Carlton Lees.
Does that mean Christmas is cancelled then ?
Giant Alien Sausagerollship hovers over Chatsworth House.
However the Reindeer (work with me) provided a festive touch.

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Curbar and Baslow (circular) - Derbyshire Peak District - 10/12/16 - 6.5 Miles

I know Poundland is popular at this time of the year, but I always preferred Woolies.
This friendly Robin joined me for coffee at Calver Marshes.
He even switched position so I could get a better shot
Meanwhile the ducks sailed away to Calver Bridge.
Is that one of them there dark satanic mills ?
The flying sausage roll returns; this time on Froggatt.
Quite a mild day for December, as you can see from my rolled up sleeves.
Of course I have to include yet another picture of the Eaglestone.