Peak District – Mountain Biking – Parsley Hay & Millers Dale

In this video I met up with my mate Andy at Parsley Hay on the High Peak Trail with my mountain bike, we had decided to follow a route he had done before that was plotted in his Garmin 800 GPS. It takes in some great locations and some nice bits of downhill too, my … Continue reading Peak District – Mountain Biking – Parsley Hay & Millers Dale

The view down to the Headstone Viaduct from Fin Cop

Peak District – Wild Camping – Monsal Dale & Fin Cop

This week my friend Ray and I decided to head out for a last minute wild camp in the Glorious Peak District. I had been day dreaming about a certain spot for weeks which would require a bit of stealth as it was a rather cheeky location. We packed our bivvys, grabbed food and headed … Continue reading Peak District – Wild Camping – Monsal Dale & Fin Cop

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

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

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

Peak Routes Podcast – Episode 10 – Monsal, Cressbrook, Tideswell & Miller’s Dale

Episode 10 of the Peak Routes Podcast is the first to be recorded using my new Zoom H1 and it features a walk starting at the Monsal Head Hotel. Firstly I wander down Monsal Dale to Cressbrook Mill, from there I head up Cressbrook Dale itself, through the National Nature Reserve up to Gibbet Rock … Continue reading Peak Routes Podcast – Episode 10 – Monsal, Cressbrook, Tideswell & Miller’s Dale

Dove Dale stepping stones

Peak District Walk – Dovedale, Milldale & Ilam

The weather has been atrocious over the last few weeks, high winds, lots of rain and generally just a little bit grim. I was dying to get out for a walk in between xmas and new year and it just so happened there was a small weather window. I had mentioned to my friend Adrian … Continue reading Peak District Walk – Dovedale, Milldale & Ilam