Yesterday i was joined by David, Jen, Alex and Alexandra. The two couples were looking to explore and refresh by spending quality time away from their busy lives in London.
After a quick exit from the capital city early on Saturday they all followed myself on a walk up to the summit of Kinder low, the south west edge of Kinder Scout.
With a good weather forecast on our side we headed from Hayfield up Oaken clough for the scenic walk to Edale cross. We spoke about the history of the Peak District and how the industry (pollution) of Sheffield and Manchester played a part in the creation and of the United Kingdom’s first national park.
Descending Kinder Low video
As we approached Edale cross we stopped for a quick drink and to admire the view.
Heading over to Edale rocks now and we spoke about how grippy the gritstone rocks are in this area. Some of the rocks are carved through a mix of natural weathering and footfall. Time for a rest and some posing in the landscape.
Descending down towards Hayfield Video
We started to descend now back to Hayfield over the summit of Kinder low with great views over to north Wales. A slight haze was limiting our distance view but we could still make out certain features of the landscape.
Thank you for a sunny, enjoyable day out David, Jen, Alex and Alexandra. Come back to the Peak District soon, and remember to bring the sunshine again.