Cromford Wharf

Cromford Canal – Cromford to Langley Mill – History Walks

This is the first video in a series i'm going to call History Walks, this instalment sees me walk the entire length of what was once the Cromford Canal in Derbyshire. The Canal once stretched some 14.5 miles from Cromford in the Derwent Valley to Langley Mill in the Erewash Valley. The 33 minute video … Continue reading Cromford Canal – Cromford to Langley Mill – History Walks

Looking out the main entrance of Thor's Cave

Peak District Walk – Manifold Dale & Thor’s Cave

I went for a short wander today down Manifold Dale in the Staffordshire part of the Peak District beginning at Hulme End. The route down the Manifold Valley Trail is nice and gentle, before I knew it I had reached my destination of Thor's Cave. I had an extended lunch break in Thor's Cave while … Continue reading Peak District Walk – Manifold Dale & Thor’s Cave

Bleaklow Stones from Grinah Stones

Peak District Walk – Grinah Stones & Bleaklow Stones

I love the Peak District as I'm sure you may have guessed by now if you're a regular visitor. I like to get away from the crowds, find a quiet spot and enjoy the tranquility the Peaks have to offer. There are many great spots you can go to, especially midweek, where you can find … Continue reading Peak District Walk – Grinah Stones & Bleaklow Stones

Waterfalls in Lathkill Dale

Peak District Walk – Lathkill Dale & Bradford Dale – Feb 2014

Not every walk has to be an epic, with 25+ miles in a day or with thousands of metres of ascent. My friend Ray & I had a spare day so we decided we would go to Alport for a wander down Lathkill Dale. We picked up some food, filled a flask with coffee, grabbed … Continue reading Peak District Walk – Lathkill Dale & Bradford Dale – Feb 2014

Peak Routes Podcast Episode 11

Peak Routes Podcast – Episode 11 – Kinder Scout, Jacob’s Ladder & The Official Summit

This episode of the podcast features a classic Peak District route starting from Barber Booth. From the car park at Barber Booth I headed for Upper Booth and then up Jacob's Ladder. I headed in to the clouds to the trig point at Kinder Low before navigating off to the official summit. After picking my … Continue reading Peak Routes Podcast – Episode 11 – Kinder Scout, Jacob’s Ladder & The Official Summit

Official Summit area, the false cairn is pictured with the Official Grass mound summit in the background

Peak District Walk – Kinder Scout – Jacob’s Ladder & The Official Summit

It's always great to return to an old favourite, walking routes along the southern edge of Kinder Scout is where I first cut my teeth with proper navigation. It is along this edge that my friends and I first set foot on this great mountain, longer ago than I care to recollect. I remember the … Continue reading Peak District Walk – Kinder Scout – Jacob’s Ladder & The Official Summit

Peter's Stone aka Gibbet Rock

Peak District Walk – Monsal, Cressbrook, Tideswell & Miller’s Dale

Another week, another walk and this time there was no getting around the bad weather. We have had lots of rain in recent weeks and the forecast was for more, the MET Office said that the rain was due to be around all day in the Peak District so I decided to stay low. I … Continue reading Peak District Walk – Monsal, Cressbrook, Tideswell & Miller’s Dale