Peak District – Kinder Scout Wild Camp in the Luxe HexPeak

For the first outing in my new Luxe HexPeak v4a I arranged an overnight Peak District adventure with my friend Rich aka UKWildCamper on YouTube, we met up at the Rambler in Edale for a quick pre walk drink before leaving the warmth of the open fire and heading off out in to the elements. The forecast had threatened heavy rain but we had no intentions of cancelling as we both wanted to test out some new bits of kit. I wanted to test the HexPeak before my Tasmania trip and Rich wanted to test out Read more [...]

Peak District Walk – Derwent Edge & Ladybower Reservoir

For my first walk back in the Peak District after my holiday in Tasmania I went for an old favourite. Derwent Edge from the Ashopton Viaduct and back along the side of the Ladybower Reservoir. The weather was set to be good in the eastern part of the Peaks so off we went to burn away some of those Christmas calories. We set off from the viaduct and made our way across the road to begin the climb up to Whinstone Lee Tor. The sun was just beginning to rise above Bamford Edge as we left the Read more [...]

Peak District – Monsal Trail & The DJI Phantom 4

In this video we walk along the Monsal Trail from Bakewell to Millers Dale then back via Litton Mill and Cressbrook. I took my DJI Phantom 4 for it's first flight in the Peak District, we captured some great views of the Headstone Viaduct and even flew it though the headstone tunnel. After the flight through the dale I packed the drone away safely as the rain that had been forecasted started to arrive. We then walked down the trail to Millers Dale station for some much needed refreshments, Read more [...]

Peak District – Winter Camp at Crookstone Knoll on Kinder Scout

This weeks mini Peak District adventure was a last minute winter wild camp at Crookstone Knoll on Kinder Scout. I spotted a nice little weather window so packed my kit and headed to Hope. I walked up via the Roman Road to Hope Cross as fast as my legs could carry me as it was a race against time. I had initially planned that I would be up at my camp spot ready for sunset but sadly time was against me during the day and I had set off a little later than I wanted to. The sun was dipping Read more [...]

Peak District – Thirst House Cave – Bivvy Wild Camp

So, I've got a few items on a list of places and situations I'd like to wild camp in. One of my aims for 2015 was to camp up a tree, when I say camp up a tree I probably mean just sling up a hammock somewhere high up in th branches and sleep there for the night. Another item on my list was to sleep in a cave, that cave was to be Thirst House (also known as Hob Thirst's) and the time was to be tonight. My friends Ray, Jay and I headed for Chelmorton where we left the car then walked down Deep Dale Read more [...]

Peak District – Wild Camping – White Edge

Discreetly pitched up on White Edge As is usually the way with my shift patterns, the great weather comes when I'm at work and the rain arrives just in time for my days off. Well, it certainly feels that way at times and this week was no exception. My mate Ray and I managed to select perhaps the best day however to head out for a wild camp this week. The plan was to find a forest somewhere, pitch the tents, hang a tarp, then relax and enjoy the surroundings regardless of the weather. This was still the plan as we drove towards Read more [...]

The Pennine Way – 7 Days from Edale to Thwaite

This is an HD video of my Pennine Way adventure in April 2013, we walked for 7 Days from Edale to Thwaite and it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. I uploaded a lot of this footage in daily updates but this is the full HD version. Thank you to everyone who followed at the time and I hope to venture back again soon to tick of the northern half of this great trail. In the next few weeks I will be updating the existing Pennine Way posts with images from my DSLR. I will also be doing a summary Read more [...]

Peak District – Bleaklow

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 Read more [...]

Social Hiking – Peak District – Dark Peak Combi Map

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 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 [...]