Tagged: peaks

Pitched beside Sand Tarn - a truly lovely spot in the Yorkshire Dales 7

Wildcamps of 2016

I’ve not posted anything for the last 6 months or so, if I’m honest, I’ve not really had much to talk about and what I have done I’ve not felt the urge to publish. So as we start 2017 I thought I’d rectify the situation and look back to the...

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Kinder via Jaggers Clough

I took advantage of the glorious weekend weather – the first decent Saturday in June as far as I can recall and headed for another ascent route up onto the edges of Kinder. I chose Jaggers Clough today – a route I wasn’t really sure about, not sure there would...

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May #MicroAdventure

We (@PilgrimChris and I) didn’t really manage an April MicroAdventure – we did a camp site overnighter and walked 22 miles through the Yorkshire Dales, but in many ways we didn’t really think it counted. I was expecting not to be able to manage one in May too, what with...

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Kinder Winter White-out

I love walking in proper winter weather; not the usual winter weather we get in the UK – the drab, miserable, grey, wet and windy stuff that covers the country from October to March, but the rare Alpine winter days that are calm, clear and biting cold. We get so...

Kinder Scout Ascent Routes 20

My Kinder Scout Project

I really enjoyed last week’s walk up Fair Brook and onto the Kinder plateau. Despite the mud (see walk summary here). It got me thinking about all the other routes I’d used to reach the huge, peaty summit of Kinder. I could think of at least five just off the...

Utterly Butterley Reservoir 8

Summertime

I finally realised someone was having a laugh at my expense when I heard a brass band playing ‘Summertime’ as I stepped off my fourth train of the morning, at Marsden station, in the pouring rain, with a ferocious wind whipping the leaves from the trees and causing me to...

Misty camp on Kinder Low, either side of the path 2

A Weekend Sacrifice

The Oxford Dictionary defines sacrifice as “An act of giving up something valued for the sake of something else regarded as more important or worthy”. It also includes an alternative definition of “an act of slaughtering an animal or person or surrendering a possession as an offering to a deity”...

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Dovestone Reservoir

A rest from Wainwright bagging today, as take a wander around one of my favourite edge walks. Route Description: Dovestone Res car park, Yeoman Hey res, Greenfield Res, Birchen Clough, Great Dove Stone Rocks, Chew Res, Chew Road, Chew Piece Plantation, Dovestone Res car park Notes: I nearly didn’t walk...

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Walk Report: Stanage Edge

I desperately wanted to get out today – I’ve not walked further than round the supermarket for three weeks as I’ve been resting my recently repaired knee – and the weather today was going to be perfect winter walking weather. And so it proved. I selected a route along Stanage...

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Walk Report: Kinder Perimeter

Date: 12th Jul 2009 Stats: 13.5 miles, 2800 feet Weather: Overcast and cloudy, some rain spells, brightening at the end Trig Points: 2: TP4216 – Kinder Low, TP3019 – Edale Moor Wainwrights: N/A Other Info: Free parking in Edale village, by the Old Nags Head, toilets in Edale car park...