2014 05 31 Minninglow Meander


A week since our brave soldiers returned from the Valleys 100 with Trenchfoot. Should we give them a tough walk today? I'm too soft so just a gentle stroll around the Peak District for tender toes.

The pretty village of Parwich was our first objective. Considering the Peak District National Park is the most visited in Britain I expected green tracks flattened by thousands of footprints. Not a chance. Foot high vegetation and yours truly expected to flatten it for everyone. Everyone else must be on Kinder Scout or Mam Tor.

Leaving Parwich we cross many meadows with wild flower in abundance, so much so that virtually everyone finished the walk with yellow footwear due to pollen.

Some crowds were eventually found around the car parks at Carsington Water, a bird watchers paradise, where lunch was taken.

On to Harboro Rocks with stunning views across Derbyshire. A quick sprint across the High Peak Trail to avoid being knocked down -  have we become obsessed with cycling now Le Tour is coming to Yorkshire?

Good paths for the remainder of the walk passing Ballidon Quarry and Roystone Grange as we climb steadily back to the cars.

Just under 20 miles with around 2500 foot ascent. A dozen happy walkers.


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