Episode 9 of the Peak Routes Podcast features a walk in some excellent wintery conditions. I headed to Win Hill & Hope Cross in the Snow, it was a stunning day and I had great fun creating lots of media to share. I started at the Yorkshire Bridge Inn at Ladybower in the Peak District. I then head up to the top of a windswept Win Hill and through the snow drifts to Hope Cross. I then forge may way down through the forest and back along the banks of the Ladybower reservoir.
A walk starting at the Yorkshire Bridge Inn at Ladybower in the Peak District.I head up to the top of a windswept Win Hill and then through the snow drifts to Hope Cross. I then forge may way down through the forest and back along the banks of the Ladybower reservoir. View the blog post for this walk at Peak District – Win Hill & Hope Cross in the Snow.
Today’s walk was to be a relatively short one, I had limited time and I knew that my progress would be slowed slightly by the snow, the starting point was to be the Yorkshire Bridge Inn at Ladybower and thankfully the roads leading here were open today too. We have had a pretty heavy amount of snow in the last few days which has made a lot of roads impassable and many of the roads I used today were closed until 7am. Thankfully I managed to make it to the parking spot, getting kitted up and then get on my
I really love walking places I’ve never been before and seeing sights I’ve never seen. A lot of my inspiration has come from looking across a valley while out walking, seeing a feature on a map or hearing stories from other walkers. Today’s inspiration came when looking across from Margery Hill while I did a loop of Ladybower, I spotted a great rock formation off in the distance and the clumps of gritstone in question are located at Crow Stones Edge. I plotted a quick route last night, sent it off to my mate Andy and we arranged to meet
The 8th episode of the Peak Routes podcast comes from a very famous location in the Peak District, Kinder Scout. Kinder is one of the Peaks most iconic hills and the starting point for this walk is from the historic Bowden Bridge Quarry. This episode follows the classic Hayfield Route, we visit great spots like William Clough, the Canadian Sabre Jet Wreckage, Kinder Downfall, Kinder Low and The cave at Kinder Low End.
If you would like to view pictures and read a report of this walk then click on over to Peak District – Kinder Scout from Hayfield.
I don’t usually have favourites but there is one place that I can never get out of my mind, that place is the forestry plantation in Lady Clough. I’m a sucker for a pine forest and this one in particular is one that I day dream about while at work. I know this type of forest isn’t native to the area, I know some say the pine is a blot on the landscape, I just can’t help falling for the serenity and the relaxing feeling down there by the river.
The weather in 2012 has been a real wash out at times, especially when it comes to walking days. We’ve walked in everything this year, drizzle, hail, torrential rain and the odd thunder storm. Luckily however I work continental shifts which means I work 4 days and then get 4 days off. Doing this sort of shift pattern means I have those 4 days off to select which day is going to be the most suitable, thankfully I chose well this week and managed to pick a non torrential day. There was only a very small weather window though and
I’m having a great run at the moment it seems when it comes to walking weather, I had checked the advanced forecast and selected Thursday the 13th of December to have a wander this week. When the day finally arrived I still hadn’t chosen where I was going to walk, I quickly checked my Dark Peak Combi Map on ShareYourAdventure.com and had a look what gaps need filling in. I decided to go for a walk I have done before but I haven’t tracked it while Social Hiking. I got all my cold weather gear ready, set up my map
It always seems that when my friend Andy and I go walking we always get rain. We don’t mind though as we will walk no matter what the weather, today however the roll of bad luck had finally ended. We got the most beautiful wintery conditions with perfect blue skies, snow, ice and the hills to ourselves. We sett off from Birchin Clough at around 09:45, headed down in the Lady Clough and then up the path through the Pine Forest. We crossed over to Doctors Gate, walked along the Roman Road and then swung northward along Devil’s Dike. We
I had a great walk today starting from the historic Bowden Bridge Quarry. I took the classic route over Kinder from Bowden Bridge and recorded my exploits for the Walks Around Britian Podcast. I will come back and write more words here soon, for now why not have a look at the images and listen to the audio that I have embedded.
Bowden Bridge Quarry Plaque
Bowden Bridge Quarry Bench
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