Burbage

Monday, April 03, 2017

Upper Burbage edge
The last in my series from the Peak District... well, probably. On a Saturday afternoon back in March we drove the windy little roads to Upper Burbage for our planned circular walk. The weather was on the drearier side of iffy, with rain in the air at best and driving rain on the wind at worst. My heart sank as we pulled up in the (free) car park as I spied bovine silhouettes. COWS ON THE PATH!!!!! Oh the injustice of it. We consulted the book and our paths were the higher routes as opposed to the lower one that the cows were on but even so, there was essentially one enormous field for the cows to roam.
I plumped for going on the walk a planned. The quantity of people not being trampled to death by the herd somehow convinced me that we too may escape certain death, though I opted to walk the planned route in reverse to get the cow infested area done with asafp.
Upper Burbage edge

Upper Burbage edge
 Without adding too much drama, there are a few points to make.

  1. The undergrowth was sopping wet which quickly made boots and trousers wet too.
  2. The muddy upper path was definitely the hardened walkers route as opposed to the easy surfaced path below.
  3. Cows move, sometimes as a HECK of a pace if they think their farmer buddy has brought din-dins.
  4. If cows are on the move, so am I. Often to the detriment of our circular walk... More of a u-turn at halfway...
  5. Never try to dry saturated boots in front of an open fire as they will shrink/melt

Upper Burbage edge

Upper Burbage edge

Upper Burbage edge

Upper Burbage edge

Upper Burbage edge

Upper Burbage edge

Upper Burbage edge

Upper Burbage edge

Upper Burbage edge

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2 comments

  1. Oh no!! I remember how much you dislike cows, you left a comment on post I wrote about some sinister cows once and I always remember it! The walk looks cool apart from that though I dislike mud. You need to put newspaper inside the boots to dry them-a friend told me that once as it helps retain the shape.

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  2. I love the soft purple of the landscape

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