Walking

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 […]

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 […]

Ladybower Reservoir In Early December

Ladybower Reservoir In Early December

Walking around Ladybower was our second choice today after calling off a trek to Alport Castles. We felt the light was a bit flat so opted for a circuit around the northern arm of Ladybower reservoir rather than the trek across moorland. It was a […]

Mam Tor, The Shivering Mountain

Mam Tor, The Shivering Mountain

Mam Tor means “mother hill” but then it didn’t take a linguistic genius to work that out did it, LOL. It’s also called the “Shivering Mountain” which I always think sounds like something out of Lord of The Rings that has a band of ice […]

Autumn on Stanage Edge

Autumn on Stanage Edge

Stanage Edge is one of our favourite walks, it’s impossible to get lost and can be challenging in the wet and icy conditions so it’s a good one for pushing yourself just as far as you want to go. There is a limit of course […]

A Quick Walk by The River Derwent

A Quick Walk by The River Derwent

Living near the River Derwent means we are a) very lucky and b) often walk by the river in the evenings if we’re unable to get out for one of our longer walks in the Derbyshire Peak District. Just a hundred or so meters from […]