A few weeks ago I mentioned that my friend Chris (@PilgrimChris) and I would be walking the Cape Wrath Trail in Scotland. It is a stunning route starting in Fort William which weaves its way up to the most north western tip of Scotland at the Cape itself. As things often do in life, plans change, new ideas form and opportunities present themselves. So I’m writing this post to say that this coming April, Chris and I will be tackling the Pennine Way. Many reasons have promoted us to decide to postpone the CWT adventure and hopefully I’ll be able
The 8th episode of the Peak Routes podcast comes from a very famous location in the Peak District, Kinder Scout. Kinder is one of the Peaks most iconic hills and the starting point for this walk is from the historic Bowden Bridge Quarry. This episode follows the classic Hayfield Route, we visit great spots like William Clough, the Canadian Sabre Jet Wreckage, Kinder Downfall, Kinder Low and The cave at Kinder Low End.
If you would like to view pictures and read a report of this walk then click on over to Peak District – Kinder Scout from Hayfield.
Episode 6 of the Podcast follows my walk up both Chrome Hill and Parkhouse Hill. The weather on the day was rather wet, windy and a little wild but it was a great little wander. These 2 Limestone Gems are a must see for visitors of the Peak District and Crowdecote is a great place to start from to explore this stunning area.
Peak Routes Podcast – Episode 6 – Chrome Hill & Parkhouse Hill
You can view the blog post to which this podcast relates by clicking over to Peak District – Chrome Hill & Parkhouse Hill.
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
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
Welcome to the new Peak District Routes blog, the home of the forthcoming Peak Routes Podcast. Over the coming weeks I will be adding new content to the site and also some great routes that I have already documented on my personal website. I plan to record podcasts for each route that I do and make GPX files available which can be loaded into GPS devices.
The reason I decided to create this site is because I would like to promote the wonders of the Peak District. I have explored many corners of the Peak and would like to
Those of you who are regular visitors to my site will know I’m a huge fan of Social Hiking (shareyouradventure.com). A few months ago a great new feature called “Combi Map” was introduced, Obviously the name is pretty self explanatory but it basically allows you to combine a number of different maps into one.
I’ve been doing a lot of walking in the Dark Peak area of the Peak District so I thought it was about time I shared my map here. I have combined all my walks into this map above which currently contains 10 different routes, they
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
It’s always nice to find new routes while out walking, go new places, see new things or just explorer your surroundings. That’s pretty much what I have been doing for the last year or so in the Peak District. The Peak has a hell of a lot to offer, from dramatic edges, to vast moorland landscapes and breathtaking views aplenty. I don’t really have favourites, as having them means you like somewhere or something less. I do however have a route which I can say I have favoured more than others. The route in question is one that I have
Well, I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas break. Sadly I had to work the majority of it but never mind I work shifts so it’s always rough with the smooth. Now that things are starting to return to normal, its high time I get back to planning where and when I’m going to walk this year. I have plenty of grand plans flying around in my head but I decided to start with something small and close to home. Stanage and Bamford Edges to be more precise.
I had been planning to walk these two edges for some time,