Today to share the sun with me i was joined by Steve, Kevin, Joanne and Rose. I was working for peak walking adventures. My clients were staying in Edale and wanted a walk that was enjoyable and quite testing. I know just the route. All of my group had experience of walking and trekking in the UK and abroad.
Although the mountain weather forecasts were not predicting rain i thought we better make the most of the high pressure and head up to Kinder scout straight away. From the start we were in the sun with little wind. Perfect conditions.
As we ascended steep ground we took time to talk about the erosion of footpaths in the Peak District national park. A lot of visitors to the mountains means large amounts of footfall. It is going to take some severe work from volunteers (Peak park conservation volunteers) and national park rangers to maintain the land.
We stopped around Kinder low trig point for a further chat about peat bogs and how the Moors for the Future project was restoring the plateau successfully.
“Take me to the waterfall Matt” Rose stated. I agreed but pre warned that Kinder downfall would not be as impressive after little rain in the last few days. We predicted correctly but stopped for lunch here whilst talking about heather burning and cutting.
We then head to Noe Stool and Pym Chair from which we spoke about the gritstone rock and how weathering (wind and rain over time) shapes the rock into bizarre formations.
As we headed across the southern edge of Kinder scout we could hear the trains in the valley below. Unfortunately for Joanne none of these were classic trains, simply commuter carriages.
We ended the day back at the start of the Pennine way at the Old Nags Head public house.
Exercised, sunburnt and happy. With plenty of GCC and Fitbit steps achieved.
If you would to join me on a guided walk then please give me a call or email me. I can plan the day specifically around your requirements in the Peak District, Lake District, Yorkshire Dales or Snowdonia.