Peak District – Walking – Kinder Scout Northern Edge & Sabre Jet Wreckage

A wet and windy walk along the Northern Edge of Kinder Scout from the Birchin Clough car park. We headed through the Snake Plantation and then up the Ashop Valley to pay a visit to part of the Sabre Jet Wreckage on our way up. The cloud was down to around 450metres so we enjoyed a typical misty walk along the edge of the Plateau to Fairbrook Naze. We descended via FairBrook and finished off a great day by visiting the Woodbine Cafe in Hope 🙂 listen to ‘Peak District - Kinder Scout Read more [...]

Peak District – Kinder Scout – Northern Edge

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. As always we arrived at the car park at Birchin Clough Read more [...]

Peak District – Wild Camping – Edale Skyline Route

There are some times when just one day out on the hills just isn't enough.. well.. I suppose one day is never enough really when I come to think about it. I have been doing lots of day walks in the Peak District lately so I thought it was about time that I chucked my tent in my bag and headed out for 2 days. As luck would have it I had 2 days spare so I consulted my mate Andy and a plan was set. Andy decided that he could join me for 2 days of walking and I would Wild Camp alone inbetween as Read more [...]

Peak District – Kinder Scout – Blackden Edge

Having looked at my Dark Peak Combi Map on I decided I needed to fill in the last remaining space on Kinder Scout, it was the final piece in the jigsaw to make that area of the Peak District look explored. I have walked this way a handful of times in the past but it has been over a year. The last time I walked to this point was when I camped on the eastern edge of Kinder, so I thought it was high time I returned. We set off at 10am from the Birchin Clough car park Read more [...]

Peak District – Kinder Scout – Northern Edge in the Snow

I mentioned in a very recent blog post how I have a great passion for seeking out new routes in the Peak District. I really enjoy finding a spot on the map where I haven't visited and then trying to plot a nice route to get to know that area a little better. Today's route was plotted for that very reason, I have walked the Northern Edge of Kinder Scout a handful of times before but i have never approached from the Ashop Valley side. I decided it was high time that I paid it a visit so I plotted a Read more [...]