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A Winter Walk around Derwent and Howden Reservoirs

A Winter Walk around Derwent and Howden Reservoirs

Walking in the upper Derwent Valley around the Derwent and Howden Reservoirs is one of our “stock walks”. if the weather’s a bit iffy and not overly great for photography, or if we just want to get a few miles in on paths that are […]

Ladybower Reservoir on a Calm Winter’s Day

Ladybower Reservoir on a Calm Winter’s Day

As it’s been particularly dull today I wanted to cheer things up and found these images of Ladybower Reservoir from a walk only a couple of days ago. Enjoy.

Alport Castles

Alport Castles

Alport Castles is a striking geological feature between the River Alport and Birchinlee Pasture on the eastern side of Alport Dale at OS map reference SK142915 on the OL1 Explorer Series map. Called castles because of their resemblance to a series of man-made defensive structures […]

Mam Tor in Winter

Mam Tor in Winter

We walked up to the summit of Mam Tor today. Some of the images from that short walk are below. Beautiful as they are don;t be fooled into thinking you can trot up there at a moment’s notice. Today for example the wind was up […]

The Great Ridge

The Great Ridge

The Great Ridge runs from Mam Tor to Lose Hill and separates Castleton from Edale. It’s only about 3 kilometres  long but its changes in height and exposed position make it a good medium difficulty walk, especially in challenging weather, and on the Great Ridge […]

Walking Around a Misty Ladybower Reservoir

Walking Around a Misty Ladybower Reservoir

Despite the mist and slight drizzle we decided to take a quick walk from the Ladybower Dam up to the first bridge on the River Ashopton today. It was a steady 9 degrees all the way so the 12km walk was too taxing, though I […]

Chatsworth in December

Chatsworth in December

Despite the overcast and drizzly weather we got out for a walk today at Chatsworth House. Only a quick 5km and a flask of coffee in the little temple folly next to the Trout Stream but got some fresh air into our lungs and out […]

A Snowy Cave Dale and Castleton Walk

A Snowy Cave Dale and Castleton Walk

These images are from a few weeks ago around Cave Dale and Castleton. We forgot all about them until today. The strangely attired fellas are part of the festivities around the Christmas lights in Castle. For more about Cave Dale you can click here.

Cave Dale in Spring

Cave Dale in Spring

On a dreary winter’s day like today I thought we could all do with a bit of cheering up so when I discovered some images we took when we started walking in the Spring they seem like just the ticket. Cave Dale is a picturesque […]

Carl Wark and Higgar Tor

Carl Wark and Higgar Tor

I began writing this to accompany the images we took while out walking around Higgar Tor, Carl Warl and Over Owler Tor today and while doing the research found out something quite surprising. It’s not earth shattering as such but the fact that I was […]