On a brief stroll though the northern end of Chatsworth Park this morning I was treated to a wonderful view of the deer. A lone Fallow Deer caught my attention first, wandering amongst the sheep. Then not far away I spotted a … Continue reading Deer in Chatsworth Park
This afternoon, I needed to find a short, easy, low-level walk with some added interest as an alternative to the Dovedale walk that I had planned for a coach party on Saturday. From the look of the amount of snow … Continue reading A Walk Around a Football Pitch!
This morning as a change from guiding walks, I went out onto Wessenden Moor with Megan and Bryan from the Moors for the Future Partnership to look at some of their forthcoming work. The aim of their project is to … Continue reading Moors for the Future – Wessenden Moor
This weekend was our last guided walk before Christmas and it turned out to me my favorite walk of the year so far! We walked from Nether Booth in the Vale of Edale up onto the southern and eastern edges … Continue reading A dusting of snow on Kinder Scout
On our Stanage & Bamford Edges guided walk today we enjoyed some stunning views of Stanage Edge, Bamford Edge, and the surrounding hills and moorlands in the snow. I don’t think any of us expected to be walking in snow over Easter but we had a really enjoyable day. Our Stanage & Bamford Edges walk is great without snow too! Why not give it a try? http://www.peakwalking.com/day-walks/open-group-walks/stanage-and-bamford-edges/ Continue reading Easter Snow in the Peak District
View Full Album While many people have been grousing about the snow which has lingered for many weeks in the Peak District, last Sunday we were up on Derwent Edge watching the grouse make their way about in the snow! (Red Grouse to be precise) There are estimated to be over 5,000 breading pairs of Red Grouse in the Peak District, so it is not unusual see see them on our moorland walks. The males can be instantly recognised by their distinctive red ‘eyebrows’. It really was a great day to be out walking, with brilliant sunshine, fantastic … Continue reading Grouse about the snow