Peak District – Monsal Head – Social Hiking Meet Up

I've just got home from a fantastic meet up in the Peak District with my friends from Social Hiking - It was great to finally meet some of the people who I've been chatting to for the last year or so, we have all become friends while Sharing our Adventures on this fantastic website that was created by Phil Sorrel. The weekend event took place at Monsal Head but I could only make the Friday night and Saturday daytime due to other commitments. Friday was a great day indeed, Read more [...]

Peak District – Wild Camping – Edale Skyline Route

There are some times when just one day out on the hills just isn't enough.. well.. I suppose one day is never enough really when I come to think about it. I have been doing lots of day walks in the Peak District lately so I thought it was about time that I chucked my tent in my bag and headed out for 2 days. As luck would have it I had 2 days spare so I consulted my mate Andy and a plan was set. Andy decided that he could join me for 2 days of walking and I would Wild Camp alone inbetween as Read more [...]

Lake District – Borrowdale – 3 Days Walking & Wild Camping

I really enjoy getting out for the day for a big walk, its great to get up early and stretch the legs from sunrise to sunset. day walks always leave me with the same feeling though, sadness that its over so quickly and the need to get back out again as soon as possible. As daylight hours are now increasing the weather seems to be gradually improving from week to week, I though it was high time I dusted off the camping gear and headed out for a multi wander. I was sitting at home and looking 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 ( 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 [...]

Peak District – Kinder Scout – Hayfield Route Revisited

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 Read more [...]

Peak District – Stanage & Bamford Edge

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 Read more [...]

Peak District – Howden, Bleaklow & Alport

After my windy walk with Andy last week ("Peak District – Ladybower & Alport Dale") I decided it was high time for another Peak District outing. There has been rather a drought when it comes to walking of late, what with one thing and another I just haven't had the time to head out. I feel as though I have made up for it today though with a good route and some fantastic views thrown in, so without further ado here is my summary of where I headed and what I got up to. I parked up this Read more [...]

Peak District – Ladybower & Alport Dale

After a relative drought when it comes to walking I decided I would head out come rain or shine today. The forecast was for high winds and also plenty of rain but I thought what the heck, I'll just go for it. A quick call to my mate Andy and the plan was set. We would park at Ladybower, Ashopton Viaduct to be precise and then head up and over towards Rowlee Pasture to Alport Dale. The weather looked reasonable as we set off from Ashopton Viaduct but I knew we were going to get blown around Read more [...]

Peak District – Bakewell and Monsal Loop

I have just returned home from another rather impromptu walk in the glorious Peak District. This time we headed for the White Peak, Bakewell to be precise. I had been wanting to do a walk in that area for some time but the lure of the slightly more mountainous feel of the Dark Peak pulls me back every time, we only had limited time so it was the perfect choice as it's a short ride from home. We parked the car near Bakewell Station and set off along the Monsal Trail, I haven't walked along Read more [...]