Kinder Scout Solo Trip

Kinder Scout – Solo Winter is by far my favourite time of year for a trip to Kinder Scout or in fact any summit. Midday Sunday I chucked my kit in the boot and set off for Edale. I was meeting a few friends (Tim, Faz and Andy) in The Nags Head for a beer. They’d been for a walk that day and planned to go to the pub before catching the train back to Manchester. Arriving in busy Edale I parked at the Ramblers Inn who charged me £10!! Double what I paid the last time (ok it was …

Wool Packs

Wool Packs The plan was for me to pick up Dean en route to The Snake Inn where we’d meet Dan. From there we were going to head up to Fairbrook Naze where Russ would join us later that evening after work. However, The Snake Inn was closed for refurbishment! Stood out in the rain Dean, Dan and I replanned. 30mins or so later we’d parked up in Edale and sat in the Nag Head with beers. After a couple we’d managed get through to Russ to let him know we’d changed plans and were now heading up Kinder from …

4 Day Lakes District Adventure

I’d been planning a trip to the Isle of Skye to do the Skye Trail with a friend of mine Dean Read, however plans changed due to various other commitments, so a shorter trip was arranged in The Lakes. Dean and I drove up on the Saturday morning to meet Peter Dixon (The Lake District Legend) near Elterwater. My friend Trevor made his way up later that evening to meet us at Camp 1. Peter had plans the next day so he walked with us for the afternoon and camped with us for the night before heading off the next …

Alport Moor

Location: Alport Moor, Dark Peak, Peak District Derbyshire Distance: 10km Date: May 2018 Shelter: MLD Duomid XL   Meeting up with a few friends after work Friday evening at The Snake Inn we had a couple of pints before heading out towards Bleaklow via Oyster Clough. The plan was to head to Bleaklow Stones to catch the sunset, however as we were delayed leaving the pub…we stopped short and found a nice spot on Alport Moor. The 6 of us setup camp just as the sun was setting. A perfect evening, warm, still and midge free! The night was clear …

Kinder Low

Location: Kinder Low, Dark Peak, Peak District Derbyshire Distance: 12km Date: 23rd-24th December  2017 Shelter: Hex Peak F6                            

Bleaklow Stones

Location: Bleaklow Stones, Dark Peak, Peak District Derbyshire Distance: 34km Date: August  2017 Shelter: MLD Duomid   Having not been out walking since the TGO back in May, it was high time I secured a pass out for an over nighter. A couple of texts later, my friend Dean and I had arranged to meet up in Bamford and head to Bleaklow, that was the extent of our plan. Friday evening I received a message from my mate Dan C and coincidentally he also had plans to head into the Peaks that Saturday. He and Dan H were planning to …

TGO 2017

Plockton to Kinnabar Links (Montrose) Day 0 Thursday 11th May I set off from home around 7am – taxi to Derby Train Station and the 0730 to Birmingham. Pete met me on the train at Burton. Arriving at New Street we hopped onto the airport-bound train, where we bumped into Caburn, also flying to Inverness to start his 2017 TGO. The airline flew Pete and I plus one pack to Inverness… yes, one pack short! After a frustrating visit to the customer services desk and some “computer says no” responses, Flybe agreed to fly Pete’s pack (if found) up to …