Peak District – The Great Ridge – Mam Tor & Lose Hill Walk

This weeks wander was a relatively short one but one of those classic Peak District routes, The Great Ridge. My partner Lisa and I met up with some of her friends from work at Hope before walking over towards Castleton, The Broken Road and up on to Mam Tor after a quick stop at the … Continue reading Peak District – The Great Ridge – Mam Tor & Lose Hill Walk

Peak District – The Broken Road & The Great Ridge

This week I headed out for a wander with a photography group who were tackling a classic route in the Peak District. I had been invited along by my friend Graeme aka @Black73Cat on twitter (and all good social networks), he can also be found at http://www.black73cat.co.uk. The route in question was the Great Ridge … Continue reading Peak District – The Broken Road & The Great Ridge

The "Famous Gate" between Hollin's Cross and Mam Tor

Peak District – The Great Ridge & Hope Valley

Today's walk saw me heading through heavy traffic to get to Hope for 09:30, It was one of those journeys where you seem to end up behind every slow moving vehicle possible. Tractors, Caravans and the odd horse, I'm not an impatient man so I just took my time as there was no rush. The … Continue reading Peak District – The Great Ridge & Hope Valley

Peak District – Wild Camping – Edale Skyline Route

There are some times when just one day out on the hills just isn't enough.. well.. I suppose one day is never enough really when I come to think about it. I have been doing lots of day walks in the Peak District lately so I thought it was about time that I chucked my … Continue reading Peak District – Wild Camping – Edale Skyline Route

Peak District – Castleton and Kinder Scout – Loop Walk

http://new.socialhiking.org.uk/maps/iframe/deanread/2011-05-25/300 I've just got back from another great walk in the Peak District, once again I recorded it using ViewRanger and Social Hiking. I'm getting rather addicted to using the Social Hiking website as you may have noticed if you were following our progress along the West Highland Way, while i'm on the subject here … Continue reading Peak District – Castleton and Kinder Scout – Loop Walk

Peak District – Edale Loop

Since we have set the dates for West Highland Way 2011, We thought we would go on a nice leisurely walk today in the Peak District with full kit. We loaded the bags with heavy items and headed off towards Edale. The loop we took started at Barber Booth and on towards Jacobs Ladder, Edale … Continue reading Peak District – Edale Loop