Category: peat bogs

Our favourite walks- Kinder Edges (for Thistle Trekking)

Thistle Trekking have been a great partner to us here at Come walk with me UK and I have led/supported on three of their West Highland Ways. Covid 19 has put pay to any plans we had to work together in 2020 but Davey has been busy updating their website and has asked for a

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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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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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B29 Superfortress crash site on Bleaklow

17.3.15 Walking with; Helen from Bradt Guides The venerable publisher of travel guides, Bradt, have over the last couple of years been bringing out what they call “The Slow Travel” series covering a large part of the United Kingdom. Their website describes the ethos behind this series as “a sedate, measured approach which is all

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My newspaper column on Bleaklow

9 miles 4.5 hours Bleaklow, in the Dark Peak, the very name is redolent of menace and wildness and, indeed, it is one of the more challenging environments in the Peak District, a huge expanse of peat hags, groughs, bogs and rough moorland. When the cloud comes down, as it so often does, it’s easy

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Walking on Bleaklow

28.11.13Walking with; Nobody Bleaklow can be an intimidating hill, a vast expanse of peat, groughs, bogs and moorland often enveloped in low cloud, it’s the kind of place where an overactive imagination could conjure up all manner of ghostly encounters. There are rumoured to be spirits of Roman legionnaires haunting the Pennine Way and the

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Black Hill via Holme Clough

22.8.12Walking with; Nobody I like paths. When I am on a path I know it is taking me somewhere and even on the odd occasion when that somewhere isn’t exactly where I think it might be, I know it’s going to end up in a defined place! However, there are times when I want a

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Back of Bleaklow in the sunshine

28.03.12 Walking with; Nobody A tough but beautiful day climbing up from the Woodhead Pass and with the sun beating down and tremendous views. As soon as I got out of the car and crossed the bridge over the River Etherow I saw a Dipper bobbing up and down on a small rock by the

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