Continuing onwards as we walk through the Peak District we arrive at part four of my blog series. I have been working as the location manager for a national broadcaster in producing a television programme on the Peak District national park. The five hundred and fifty five square miles of Britain’s first national park has a broad range of appeal. Millions of people visit the Peak District each year. Easily accessible from numerous town and cities the Peak District is an escape for many.
On this leg of the journey we travel from one side of the valley to another in Derbyshire. Good footpaths underfoot and plenty of options if inclement weather occurs we head for Edale traveling across a popular broad ridge.
The historic battle between Win Hill and Lose Hill is well documented and on a clear day provides scenic viewpoints for families and walkers. The vale of Edale below is easily recognisable as well as the southern edge of Kinder scout, the start of moorland terrain and a tougher existence for many.
The brittle edges of Mam Tor are testament to the A625 road being redirected. Numerous landslips made this road unusable after years of repairs. You can still walk on the remains of the road today just below Mam tor. The bronze/iron age fort which was situated on the top of Mam tor must have posed quite an imposing presence for onlookers. A natural high point in the landscape between two valleys.
A refreshing alternative to my usual guiding of walking clients, fell and trail running, climbing and providing Duke of Edinburgh award support. If you would like to hire me as your guide in the Peak District then please email or call me. I can build a day around your requirements.