Enjoying the Peak District One Hill At A Time

Peak District Walks

Cromford Canal Walk

Cromford Canal Walk

Cromford Canal has a history stretching back over 200 years. It was conceived in the 18th century as an extension to the Erewash Canal. After receiving its Act of Parliament in 1789 worked started on the 14.5 mile cut. Despite initial hiccups including the costs […]

Ladybower Reservoir in Spring

Ladybower Reservoir in Spring

Ladybower Reservoir in Spring isn’t always the driest of places. However today, apart from the cold wind it was glorious. We parked on the Sheffield side of Ashopton Viaduct and walked up Crook Hill. From there we completed a 13km circuit taking in Ouzelden Clough, Derwent […]

Howden Reservoir Walk On The May Day Weekend

Howden Reservoir Walk On The May Day Weekend

We’ve talked about the Howden Reservoir Walk before here. The walk around the Howden and Derwent reservoirs is one of our favourites. here are a few images to show you what you’re missing if you’ve not already been thee. The circuit’s 16.5km so not perhaps for […]

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 […]

Ascending Win Hill

Ascending Win Hill

Here are just a few of the images we took while climbing Win Hill in the Derbyshire peak District yesterday. A beautiful sunny spring day and one that we were very lucky to be able to take advantage of. We parked near the Yorkshire Bridge, […]

Derwent Hall Lost and Found

Derwent Hall Lost and Found

Derwent Hall is one of the many lost country houses that now only exist in photographs and history books, well almost. Let me explain. When Ladybower Reservoir was filled in the 1940s the villages of Ashop and Derwent disappeared beneath the rising water. The old […]

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 […]

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 […]