Today i was joined by Amanda, Karen, Katey and Tracey. I was working for Peak walking adventures today. After looking at the mountain weather forecasts we decided to make the most of the morning before the weather turned.
We started near Ashopton and headed through the woodland to seek shelter and gain height. As the lades were setting quite a pace on the accent we stopped at Salt Cellar to take in the views.
At just over 500 metres of height we past the Salt Cellar boulder and Cake of Bread. We could clearly see Mam Tor, Lose hill and Mam Tor nic in the distance. I pointed to the nimbus cumulus clouds which were building from the south west. Rain was brewing.
After a relaxing stop for a cup of tea and refuel at Back tor (508 metres heigh) we started our decent passing Lost lad viewpoint and heading south to Pike Low. We spoke about the history of this land and how the bilberry can be made into lovely savoury pies.
Rain began to fall as we headed down Walkers clough on the easy side of the Derwent reservoir. Our luck had run out by the time we reached Fairhomes for a relaxing coffee. Rain was now falling heavily.
After a group discussion we planned an end to the days walking that was enjoyable and focused on the flora and the history of the valley. An enjoyable rainy day in the Dark Peak with lovely clients.
Thank you ladies.