It always seems that when my friend Andy and I go walking we always get rain. We don’t mind though as we will walk no matter what the weather, today however the roll of bad luck had finally ended. We got the most beautiful wintery conditions with perfect blue skies, snow, ice and the hills to ourselves. We sett off from Birchin Clough at around 09:45, headed down in the Lady Clough and then up the path through the Pine Forest. We crossed over to Doctors Gate, walked along the Roman Road and then swung northward along Devil’s Dike. We had a great walk up to the summit of Bleaklow, swung eastwards to Bleaklow Stones and then headed back down via Grains in the Water. We climbed over the moors once again and then made our way back to Lady Clough via Upper North Grain. It was a lovely winter wander that I will write more about very soon… For now why not have a look at the images, the Social Hiking map and have a listen to the 3 AudioBoos from today.