I finally managed to meet up with Andy and Sarah today. We had originally planned to meet for a walk around Kinder Scout four weeks ago, the weather was forecast to be particularly harsh that day and so we rearranged.
This morning with no gales forecast and a low chance of rain it appears we made the right decision. We started from Edale and headed via a path i often run around. It was apparent early on that conditions under foot were not great. An abundance of wet peat mixed with the slush of disintegrating snow was going to make our journey hard work.
Once we ascended the southern edge of Kinder Scout we talked about the influence of the industrial revolution on the Peak District. The cities of Manchester and Sheffield, how they have their part to play in the detoriation of the Kinder plateau through pollution. Currently the valuable Moors for the Future project is restoring the land and preventing further carbon escaping into our atmosphere.
Back to the walk, we also talked about the wind carved gritstone rocks. Natural erosion years in the making.
Thank you for a good day on the hill in difficult conditions Andy and Sarah.