Annual Pieman Visit To The Dark, Dark Peak

It was that time of year again. The time when the TGOC folk hold the annual Snake Inn Gathering, and the Pieman – being one of The Gatherers – ventures south.


A few years back whilst in the area, he visited us when I was immobilised with a broken leg in a pot. And for the last couple of years, he has joined us for a wander on the Saturday of The Weekend in question.



Usually, he has some Tump or something he wants to bag and gives us forewarning of the relevant top so we can plan a route.



This year, he was after two Tumps. Mt Famine and South Head.



A route was duly plotted and gorgeous, spring type weather was ordered, and an excellent day was had.



And this year, on the Saturday evening, Geoff and I also drove over to The Snake Inn and joined in with the TGOC Gathering.



A very convivial time was had, meeting up with lots of lovely people and partaking of delicious food. I’m looking forward to meeting up with everyone again on the actual Challenge, in May. Not long now……



Unfortunately, one of The Gatherers had earlier in the day had a mishap whilst out on the hill, but GMRT had professionally organised his rescue and he was helicoptered off to hospital. We understand he suffered a fractured ankle and wish him a speedy recovery.


About chrissiedixie

Love being out on the moors and mountains, backpacking, dogs, travelling generally. Favourite place in the world - Yosemite National Park. Retired teacher and ex Mountain Rescue Deputy Team Leader. Married to Geoff, who puts up with all sorts.
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13 Responses to Annual Pieman Visit To The Dark, Dark Peak

  1. Brenda-Dawn Linney says:

    Wonderful, glad you all had a good time, and in fine weather too. Well done.


  2. Paul Besley says:

    Saw the pics of the rescue, a ride in the shiny new heli. Nice blog, enjoyed reading and looking


  3. andysmgray says:

    A nice crisp day with excellent views. Sorted. πŸ‘


  4. Ouch to the broken ankle.

    What a wonderful name ‘The Pieman’ is πŸ˜‰


  5. πŸ˜€ Don’t know if you follow his blog or not, but it’s called ‘Northern Pies’! Well worth a look…


  6. surfnslide says:

    The circuit of Chinley Churn and Mount Famine was a firm favourite when I lived down that way especially for an all too short residency in Glossop


    • We did consider taking him on that circuit, but chose the slightly shorter variation instead, since we were all going to the Snake later and had made a slightly lazy start in the morning….. πŸ˜€


  7. Sounds like you had a great time πŸ™‚ The weather looked really nice too in your photos, I believe you was also up Mt Famine when i did my Kinder walk from Hayfield. I really must get myself up there to as its a impressive shape.


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