Category: Derbyshire walks

A July round up!

It has become an annual ritual as the Summer holidays kick in for me to think “Crikey, it’s ages since I have written a blog….but it’s just been so busy”, and, thank fully after the last year, 2021 has been no exception! We have been working all over the country with a really diverse, but

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Our favourite mountains-Chapter two-Kinder Scout

Okay, so first things first, it’s probably not really a mountain, but it is certainly a significant piece of British upland and it’s not just one of our favourite mountains but one of our favourite places in the whole world! A bold statement to be sure, but it’s not only a magnificently wild landscape in

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Another round up!

Well, the year continues to race on and the first half of July has seen us engaged on a variety of activities here , there and everywhere. It’s only a couple of days til I head off to Tanzania with Camps International and West Hill School which is very exciting but the last couple of

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Hope to Grindleford

The area around the Hope Valley is one of those fortunate spots in the UK’s National Parks that has genuinely good public transport links with the added advantage this brings of planning linear walks. Since injuring my knee during an Autumn expedition to Cambodia I haven’t had the chance to get out and do any

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The D of E season is in full swing!!

Walking with; Highgate School, Thistly Hough School and Dulwich College Well, it’s taken a while to get the blog back up and running this season but as we’ve been so busy it’s for all the right reasons!! The season has started with a lot of work on the Duke of Edinburgh awards and so far

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TrekFest, The Peaks 2016

2-4.9.16 Walking with; the 25km and 100km walkers TrekFest is probably my favourite mass participation event and for the Peak District one this year there were over 600 registered participants. The base camp for the event was on the playing fields of Hope College and from there the four different routes covering 25,50,75 and 100

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Kinder via Grindsbrook Clough

8.5.16 Walking with; Rae and Dave . Full album on Facebook I’d only just arrived back from my Cornish adventures when I received an e-mail from Rae asking whether we could fit her and Dave in for a walk in the Dark Peak, an area they’d never visited before. I chose Kinder as for me

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A Peak District wild camp

Full album on Facebook27-28.4.16 Walking with; Sam !! Last year Sam came over with his family from France and we had a fantastic day walk up Win Hill and over Crookstone Out Moor that concluded with a wild camp on the slopes of Grindsbrook Knoll. The weather was kind and we spent an enjoyable evening

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D of E practice with KEGCB and BXM Expeditions

Full album on Facebook23/24.4.16 Walking with; Jess, Jessica, Grace, Alex, Maya and Katy The Dark Peak is a great spot for D of E. It provides a variety of landscapes, a selection of wild land, footpaths, ridges and valleys and there are many decent campsites and interesting features. KEGCB were starting their practice expedition at

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Kinder from Hayfield

Full album on Facebook 8.3.16 Walking with; Nobody ! Kinder holds a very special place in my affections, it is probably the hill I have spent more time on than any other, due in part to it’s proximity to Manchester, but also because it offers a seemingly ever changing and challenging environment. Of the two

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