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.

13 thoughts on “Annual Pieman Visit To The Dark, Dark Peak

    1. Hi Paul, am I right in thinking you’re a member of Woodhead? It’s about 8 years since we left Kinder, after many moons of service there, but I expect there are probably still folk in Woodhead who might remember us, eg Mike France, Duncan Sissons….


    1. 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˜€


  1. 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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