Peak District – Mountain Biking – Parsley Hay & Millers Dale

In this video I met up with my mate Andy at Parsley Hay on the High Peak Trail with my mountain bike, we had decided to follow a route he had done before that was plotted in his Garmin 800 GPS. It takes in some great locations and some nice bits of downhill too, my bike isn't 100% up to the job but Andy's Santa Cruz Bronson was more than ready. We set off from Parlsey Hay up the High Peak Trail, then took the Pennine Bridleway down in to Chee Dale. We then climbed back out of the valley and joined Read more [...]

Peak District – Lathkill Dale & Bradford Dale – Feb 2014

Waterfalls in Lathkill Dale Not every walk has to be an epic, with 25+ miles in a day or with thousands of metres of ascent. My friend Ray & I had a spare day so we decided we would go to Alport for a wander down Lathkill Dale. We picked up some food, filled a flask with coffee, grabbed my GoPro, Zoom H1, my DSLR and then headed out the door. After a short ride in the car we arrived at Alport to begin the walk, the sky was pretty overcast but the MET Office had promised some better weather later in the afternoon 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 – Cromford & Via Gellia

Middleton Top The Peak District has a wealth of routes to take, interesting spots to see and has historical tales by the bucket load. I do feel lucky to live within a close proximity of this great national park and I'm reminded how lucky I am on a regular basis. The area I have frequented the most over the years is the eastern peak, Bakewell, Chatsworth and Matlock. I have many happy memories that are burned in my mind in these scenic spots and new entries are being added all the time. Although not officially 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 [...]