I’m always keeping a watchful eye on the weather to spot some nice walking windows, sometimes though the need to walk overtakes the importance of nice weather and you just have to head out. I’m not scared of a little rain which is a good thing as this year has offered up plenty of it. When the weather looks bad I just adjust my plans accordingly and plan a route that will keep us out of the worst of it. Today was one of those days where staying low was a good choice, a months worth of rain had been
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The very first episode of the Peak Routes Podcast is now live and available for your listening pleasure. This is my first attempt at podcasting so please ignore the occasional wind noise and the breaks in concentration
This episode documents the route I did on the 29th of February 2012 which can be found at Peak District – Bleaklow. The route starts at Birchin Clough, goes via Lady Clough, Doctor’s Gate, The old Roman Road, The Pennine Way, through Devil’s Dike up to Bleaklow. I then turn eastward and head across the peat bog to Bleaklow Stones. After
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Another week and another brand new route. I decided once again to head for the Birchin Clough car park on the Snake Road, this place has fast become a firm favourite for me. The area is just simply stunning. The beautiful pine forests with Kinder Scout lurking to the south makes for great viewing. Today however, the aim wasn’t Kinder, it was another peat covered favourite by the name of Bleaklow.
I set off from the Birchin Clough car park at around 10am and headed over the road down into the forest. I headed north following the river that
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