Enjoying the Peak District One Hill At A Time

Month: December 2016

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 […]

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 […]