Category Archives: Peak District

Matlock Bath and the High Tor

Tuesday 15th August 2017

By this time, I’d already packed away my tent and had left Chelmorton with the knowledge that I would soon be on the long drive home and the inevitable return to w**k the following day.

In order to break up the long drive and make something of my morning, I’d decided to explore Matlock Bath. I had a free parking space in mind and and hoped the experience might be as pleasant as my brief trip to Bakewell in 2015.

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Hiking in the Dark Peak (Part 2)

Monday 14th August 2017

I’d reached Losehill Farm, around 300m above sea level and gasping for my breath.

There was still another 200m or less before I would reach the summit of Lose Hill. Beyond that, I’d be following a ridge.

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Hiking in the Dark Peak (Part 1)

Monday 14th August 2017

This is yet another Peak District walk with the route taken from The Walking Englishman. I’d like to say that the entire walk resides within the Dark Peak portion of the National Park but, I’m not sure where it ends and the White Peak begins… Even Google can’t provide a consistent answer.

Regardless; a small portion of this walk passes through Edale, making it my first ever walk in Dark Peak of Derbyshire.

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Lathkill Dale, Derbyshire (Part 2)

Sunday 13th August 2017

I’d reached Lathkill Dale; somewhere beyond the halfway point in my walk.

Lunchtime was looming and the river would act as my guide for the next couple of kilometres…

What could possibly go wrong?

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Lathkill Dale, Derbyshire (Part 1)

Sunday 13th August 2017

My second walk in the Peak District for the year and another route taken from The Walking Englishman.

Two years previously, I’d not been able to do a second walk due to the state of the weather. Yet. here I was, with a very reasonable forecast for this day.

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Exploring The Roaches (Part 2)

Saturday 12th August 2017

By the end of Part 1, I’d reached the trig point (505m) beyond Bearstone Rock. From here on, I was officially walking across an area known as The Roaches.

(Apparently, the name derives from the type of gritstone found here and nothing at all to do with the insect-like appearance from afar…).

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Exploring The Roaches (Part 1)

Saturday 12th August 2017

After almost two-years, I was finally making my return to the Peak District. I’d even be staying at the same camp site and so, I knew much of what to expect.

On this Saturday morning, I’d decided to get a walk in first before continuing on to pitch my tent. I was destined for Gradbach in Staffordshire and confident I could complete the journey without using my SatNav…

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