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Solomon’s Temple A Folly South Of Buxton

Solomon’s Temple A Folly South Of Buxton

Solomon’s Temple is a folly situated to the South of Buxton. It’s also known as Grinlow Tower so you’ll find both names on the ordnance survey map. We aren’t very familiar with Buxton so thought we’d have a walk around it from Poole’s Cavern today. […]

Grindleford and Froggatt Wood

Grindleford and Froggatt Wood

The section of the Derwent Valley occupied by the villages of Grindleford and Froggatt is a popular route for walkers. Grindleford has a community shop that also serves refreshments and the path in the valley bottom never strays far from the River Derwent as it […]

Easter on Stanage Edge

Easter on Stanage Edge

Stanage Edge is an easily accessible gritstone escarpment situated to the West for Sheffield, north of Burbage Valley and South of Derwent Edge. Because of its location within a highly scenic part of the Peak District National Park and accessibility from Sheffield and local villages […]

Froggatt Edge On A Lovely Spring Day

Froggatt Edge On A Lovely Spring Day

You can find a lot about Froggatt Edge on this site. Here for example. This post is mainly a quick image gallery of the shots I took on our walk today along Froggatt, Baslow and Curbar Edges. We started from the Curbar Gap Car Park […]

Spring Is Coming at Howden Reservoir

Spring Is Coming at Howden Reservoir

I couldn’t help but notice the greening up of the Derwent Valley yesterday when we took our 16.5km stroll around Derwent and Howden reservoirs. The walk began in bright sunshine at Derwent Dam. Soon the weather turned chilly with weather changing every few minutes from sunshine to snow […]

Burbage Valley In Winter

Burbage Valley In Winter

The Burbage Valley is surrounded by interesting geological and historical features making it a great walk at any time of year. Sheffield Country Walk runs North-South between Burbage Edge and Burbage Brook. Many other paths criss-cross the landscape too, though some care is needed if […]

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 […]