UPDATE – We are meeting between 15:00 & 15:30 at the Old Nags Head on Wednesday the 10th
Some may have spotted my announcement that in April I will be undertaking a journey along the Pennine Way, I also mentioned that my friend Chris and I are hoping it will turn in to a very social event. I wrote a quick note in my previous post giving an open invitation to anyone who wishes to join us, In order to let people know where we will be I promised a rough itinerary. The very rough route plan is as follows….
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
Episode 2 of the newly formed Peak Routes Podcast is now available for download. This episode documents a walk of Black Hill from Crowden. I decided once again to head to an area that I have yet to fully explore, Black Hill was a Peak District summit that I still had yet to tick off. I talk about my appreciation of an iPhone app called ViewRanger and the great site called ShareYourAdventure.com that provide the amazing embedded maps you can find in each route post on PeakRoutes.com.
If you would like to download this episode or any of the
Another week comes around and this time I decided once again to head to an area that I have yet to fully explore, This was to be my first time on Black Hill. As I live on the south eastern border of the Peak District near Chesterfield, the area that Black Hill covers in the Dark Peak is just about as far away as you can get from me in the National Park. I have driven along the road from Stocksbridge to Hadfield just a hand full of times. Now I mention Stocksbridge, that reminds me. In my early teens
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