Cate and Chris are seasoned backpackers and wild campers. Over the years, they have steadily been picking off many of the UK long distance trails. They're not averse to short trips either and, living near us, have spent many a night out in the Dark Peak. They didn't know about the Hanging Tree, however. It … Continue reading Yes, It’s That Tree Again…
A Dark Peak camp with Dale and Pebbles, featuring: dry weather - good company - great views - 15 hours of darkness - Pebbles howling - Pebbles snoring - good fun.
It's been a weird year. I started with Plantar Fasciitis at the end of January and it's still not gone, eleven months later. Thankfully though, it has changed in character. I've been through many weeks where I was in so much pain I struggled to walk for half an hour, and then another period where … Continue reading End Of Year Round Up, 2018
Went out with Dale. ****************************** My sincere thanks to Dale for gallantly assisting me in the writing of this blog post, using his now world famous inimitable and succinct writing style.
Where to go for #ghostcamp no. 4? The brief I had this time was, "Not in the Peak District." A Corpse Road seemed like a reasonable idea, so we settled on the one from Kirkland to Garrigill. Not all the way though, but part-way. To Greg's Hut for the night. 'Corpse roads provided a practical means … Continue reading #ghostcamp no. 4
I do like linear routes, and I do like 'walking home'. The Plan this time, was for Geoff to drop Pebbles and I off in Castleton, and we would make our way home over three days/two nights. Best laid plans and all that. Forecasted road works and long delays at Winnats Pass, meant I had … Continue reading Walking Home – Peak Forest To Hayfield
'22 July 1954. Four RAF Sabre jets from No 66 Squadron had taken part in “Exercise Dividend” practicing air defences against a simulated attack on Britain by Soviet nuclear bombers. It was a huge undertaking, the largest since the war and a total of 6 aircraft across the country were lost that day, two of … Continue reading Sabres And Liberators