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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 […]

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 […]

Carsington Water In Autumn

Carsington Water In Autumn

Today we took a walk around Carsington water, a 13km circuit that we have already written up here. Our previous visit to Carsington Water was in the summer so the landscape was very different. It wasn’t too cold (around 6-7 degrees for the most part) […]

NikWax Footwear Cleaning Gel

NikWax Footwear Cleaning Gel

If you buy a pair of walking boots you can guarantee that they are going to get dirty. After all if they don’t you’re doing something wrong! So there are a number of products on the market that aim to clean up your footwear before […]

Walking Around Derwent and Howden Reservoirs

Walking Around Derwent and Howden Reservoirs

Some of the nicest places to walk in the Peak District are the reservoirs. Many are easily circumnavigated by well-maintained paths and for the most part are flat, or flat-ish because they follow the shoreline. They vary in size but some of the biggest are […]