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
Day One I was very nervous. Not only was I worried that my foot might suddenly decide to go into self destruct mode again, I had also been having trouble with my right hip for a few weeks. I was putting this down to starting to walk properly with my left foot (as instructed by … Continue reading Not The Coast To Coast