28 March 2010

The Dark Peak

This weekend we drove up to the Peak district, about 200 miles north of us to see Danny, Emma, Bryn and Xerxes.  We inspected the newly renovated flat which looks fantastic, especially the library. 

On Saturday we went for a ramble near Ladybower reservoir.  The hike was supposedly on 4-5 miles but it was hilly in places and cold and windy and so I am certain it was more, or felt like it.  Bryn the mutt also ran off at one point and changed the walk significantly by running downhill after some rogue sheep.

The Area was beautiful, we saw some great animals and wildlife and it is always great to be outside and away from suburbia.

The walk conveniently ended at the Ladybower Inn where we enjoyed a cold bevvie outside in the sun.  We then casually made our way to a few more drink houses ending with dinner at the ‘The Cheshire Cheese Inn’ in the little village of Hope. 

Once home we retired to the library, lit the fire and discussed existentialism over a brandy and a cigar.

The weekend was splendiferous and we hope to repeat another walk with the Pettets later in Summer when the Heather is flowering.


We started at the car park in the bottom of the pic and walked north to Ashopton, up to whinstone Lee Tor, onwards to the Hurkling Stones and The Wheel Stones.  Then we wlked back down the valley via the Cotthroat bridge to the Ladybower Inn.


Group photo with Ladybower reservoir in the background.  This picture was taken whilst on an early diversion in the walk, we missed the first turn on the path.  The map then changed hands.


Striving for the summit


A great view of the reservoir, the mutt and the people.



Some big rocks with people in front of them


Walking down the hill after we had captured the errant mutt after he chased some sheep a long, long way.


Corinne on a big pointy rock

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