Peak District – Bakewell & Lathkill Dale

Weir in Lathkill Dale Today's walk was another short one, limited time and questionable weather so we decided to stick relatively close to home. We dropped my daughter off at school, then my mate Ray and I headed for Bakewell for some much needed breakfast. Thankfully we managed to grab our usual parking spot, it's on the bridge that crosses the Monsal Trail at the top of station road. It was a quick walked back down to our favourite cafe in Bakewell, the Bean and Bag. After breakfast we headed back across Read more [...]

Peak District – Limestone Way – Matlock to Castleton

Ever since my journey along the southern half of the Pennine Way (The Pennine Way – 7 Days from Edale to Thwaite – April 2013) I've been trying to get out wild camping as much as possible. I love the freedom of being able to pitch anywhere (with in reason) and enjoy my surroundings. I have been out on numerous trips since the Pennine Way but nothing with much mileage, I've just been heading out from home on my bike or parking my car in the Peak District. I've had a #MicroAdventure, I've spent Read more [...]

Peak District – Lathkill & Bradford Dale

Lathkill Dale - Weir at SK 21455 65180 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 Read more [...]