Monthly Archives: February 2012

#66 – More ‘Peak District’ wandering – The Crowden Horseshoe

Long before I first visited The Peak District, I wondered why it was divided into ‘The White Peak’ and ‘The Dark Peak’ …. I think I get it now.  The White Peak is named after the white limestone rock that … Continue reading

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#65 – A warm, sunny day on Cadair Idris – in February?!

My mum would have said, “it’s neither one thing nor the other”, in the way that mums do.  Now, I like my winters cold and with loads of snow, and last week held the promise of real winter conditions at … Continue reading

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#64 – Higger Tor and Burbage Rocks – a peek at The Peak District

Winter had definitely arrived, and looked as though it might hang around for a while.  This usually means ice-axe and crampons, and perhaps a look at something steep and icy.  Chris, however, doesn’t do ‘steep’ or ‘icy’,  and although ‘Mist’ … Continue reading

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#63 – Rishworth Moor from Ryburn

After the ‘buzz’ and drama of “The Spine” it was time to head back to business as usual. This walk could have been a big mistake.  A look at the map for Rishworth Moor shows several ‘drains’ that feed the … Continue reading

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