Walking in the Peak District in winter

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Walking in the Peak District in winter
Walking in the Peak District in winter
The Peak District is very special to me and we've visited many times over the last 12 years but never really in winter. The last year has seen a different tactic in relation to us getting away, a long weekend in the off peak months in carefully selected cosy cottages with wood burning fires. On this occasion the heavy rain meant that we only got out for one walk but what a fabulous one it was. I took copious photographs (as I'm always convinced I'll hate them all) and now I can't narrow them down, so I'm not going to and will eke them out over several posts.
We parked by Ladybower reservoir, there's a long layby but it does get very busy, we were lucky to find a space) and took a walk across the road. I think the book we found it in said it was around 4.5 miles so it was just about long enough to be a proper walk and took less than 3 hours.

Walking in the Peak District in winter

Walking in the Peak District in winter

Walking in the Peak District in winter
 The landscape of the Peak District is one I have fallen in love with. Rocks lay strewn in beautiful formations, grasses of all kinds carpet hills in tufts and clumps blowing in the breeze. Wild, tough heathers make a springy covering in fields, a tricky surface to walk through but beautiful at a distance at the right time of year.
Walking in the Peak District in winter

Walking in the Peak District in winter
Never underestimate just how windy it will be up high. We took a walk along the summit and the wind was incredibly strong. I had to brace myself! C leant into the wind but I may have blown away if I'd tried it! C has asked me to point out he is not this size, his coat has been inflated by the wind.

Walking in the Peak District in winter

Walking in the Peak District in winter

Walking in the Peak District in winter
I had to laugh. I saw a woman wearing the exact same Mountain Warehouse coat as me but her partner was also wearing the same shade as C. Doubles!

Walking in the Peak District in winter
Walking in the Peak District in winter

Walking in the Peak District in winter

Walking in the Peak District in winter

Walking in the Peak District in winter
More to come from my walk soon! I hope you enjoyed the change of scene.

Sophie

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4 comments

  1. My goodness! Look at that incredible landscape! It's a shame about that pesky rain! But your photos show what a beautiful walk it was and some of the lighting here is just enchanting ^_^
    Ahh such wonderful big hills ^_^ Looking forward to seeing the rest :D

    Sarah xxo | thesaltyseablog.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Stunning - you caught the end of winter perfectly here!

    Lizzie Dripping

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  3. I just navigated over here after seeing Ladybower in the list of bloggers on Alex's blog (odd socks)... I grew up in the Peak and now live just on the edge so I'm always walking it :)

    You took some lovely photos!

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