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

Wild Swimming in the River Derwent at Chatsworth

Peak District Walk – Stanage Edge & Chatsworth Wild Swim

Another weekend, another wander, I'm getting rather used to this weekend walking lately. Thankfully my daughter agreed to come out in to the Peak District for a short route along Stanage Edge, only after I promised that there would be a nice cream van at the end of the walk :-). The day began with … Continue reading Peak District Walk – Stanage Edge & Chatsworth Wild Swim

Views to the south from Sandy Heys

Peak District – Wild Camping – Sandy Heys on Kinder Scout

Another week, another Wild Camp... This time we set off from Bowden Bridge near Hayfield and made our way up to Sandy Heys on Kinder Scout. We were extremely lucky with the weather and witnessed another great sunset. Sandy Heys is a very interesting spot, it has an important significance for the Aetherius Society and … Continue reading Peak District – Wild Camping – Sandy Heys on Kinder Scout

Discreetly pitched up on White Edge

Peak District – Wild Camping – White Edge

As is usually the way with my shift patterns, the great weather comes when I'm at work and the rain arrives just in time for my days off. Well, it certainly feels that way at times and this week was no exception. My mate Ray and I managed to select perhaps the best day however … Continue reading Peak District – Wild Camping – White Edge

The GoPro Hero 3 shooting a sunset Time Lapse

Peak District – Wild Camping – Grindslow Knoll on Kinder Scout

It's the school holiday's, the weather is getting better, so that means only one thing.... Convince my daughter that the best way to spend an evening is up a mountain somewhere. As it's Peak Routes, that somewhere is naturally the Peak District, The Glorious Peak District. Let me tell you folks, the UK's First National … Continue reading Peak District – Wild Camping – Grindslow Knoll on Kinder Scout

Terra Nova Competition Tarp & Wild Country Zephyros 1

Peak District – Wild Camping – Mermaid’s Pool

My daughter and I walked up on to Kinder Scout to wild camp at a spot I'd wanted to revisit for a long while... The Legendary Mermaid's Pool. I went in search of the mermaid in order to be granted eternal life, sadly she was nowhere to be seen 🙂 Amy used my trusty Wild … Continue reading Peak District – Wild Camping – Mermaid’s Pool

Peak District – Wild Camping – Bamford Edge

My friend Ray and I decided to head out for a last minute camp when we noticed the weather was due to be favourable. We grabbed our army issue bivvy bags, picked up a few beers and headed out to enjoy what was to be one of the most amazing sunsets I've ever seen. The … Continue reading Peak District – Wild Camping – Bamford Edge

Peak District – Wild Camping – Shining Tor

It's always great to get out in the Peak District, even if it's only for a very short time. A few of my twitter friends had planned a 2 day walk in the western Peak and I couldn't resist the temptation to join them for at least one night. I finished work at 19:00, met … Continue reading Peak District – Wild Camping – Shining Tor

Zephyros 1 & Zephyros 1 Lite on Crookstone Knoll

Peak District – Wild Camping – Kinder Scout

A Wild Camp on Kinder Scout with my daughter. We parked the car in Hope and set off along the roman road towards Hope Cross, we then headed up to Crookstone Knoll on Kinder Scout for a relaxing night enjoying the views. We had a great night and the sunrise in the morning was amazing … Continue reading Peak District – Wild Camping – Kinder Scout

Peak District Walk – Limestone Way – Matlock to Castleton

Ever since my journey along the southern half of the Pennine Way (The Pennine Way – 7 Days from Edale to Thwaite – April 2013) I've been trying to get out wild camping as much as possible. I love the freedom of being able to pitch anywhere (with in reason) and enjoy my surroundings. I … Continue reading Peak District Walk – Limestone Way – Matlock to Castleton