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
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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
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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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