Walking, then

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Post by humblebee » Sat Mar 01, 2008 8:11 pm

Woodbine wrote:I couldn't be arsed with the walking bit without an ipod though.
I actually find it quite hard walking and listening to music at the same time. I dunno if this is something to do with men and multitasking, or just me and being useless. Or my rubbish earphones falling out all the time. But if Sony had named their first personal cassette player after my usage habits, it'd have been called the Sittingonatrainman.

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Re: Walking, then

Post by Woodbine » Sat Apr 12, 2008 2:35 pm

Would anyone be up for an Anorak walking trip in the summer? Maybe around the Peaks or the Lakes? I would, although I'd need to buy some sensible shoes.

I draw the line at camping though.
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Post by lynsosaurus » Sat Apr 12, 2008 3:17 pm

i would definitely be up for that! i've been contemplating the west highland way for a while now, but i could be convinced to journey south rather than north.

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Re: Walking, then

Post by humblebee » Sat Apr 12, 2008 10:23 pm

Yes. I like the sound of that. Yes.

I went up Win Hill yesterday for the second time, going a different way to how I went before. The walk up was pretty horrid actually, cos the tracks were really bad and full of rocks and eight inches deep in mud. And there were hailstones. Lots of hailstones. But it was all worth it for being at the top. The views from up there are incredible.

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Post by Tomb » Sat Apr 12, 2008 10:29 pm

Woodbine wrote:Would anyone be up for an Anorak walking trip in the summer? Maybe around the Peaks or the Lakes? I would, although I'd need to buy some sensible shoes.

I draw the line at camping though.
Depends when but I would be interested.

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Post by crystalball » Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:36 am

I'd definitely be up for that, yes. Especially the Lakes because I've never been, but the Peaks would be great too.

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Post by humblebee » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:24 am

Yesterday me and mrs humblebee got out walking for the first time since we became parents (little 'un was at nursery, we both took the day off work). We walked up Win Hill again. I've done it a few times before but I do love it up there. Probably my favourite spot of anywhere I've been in the Peaks so far. On the way up you can only really see the Hope valley behind you (as lovely as that is), but when you reach the top and a stunning view of the Ladybower reservoir opens out, it's suddenly 360 whole degrees of awesomeness.

Naturally, I forgot to take my camera.

It was staggeringly windy up there too.

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Re: Walking, then

Post by andyroo » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:39 pm

humblebee wrote: Ladybower reservoir
Hur hur.

Sounds lovely though. There's a photo further up the thread that you took the last time you visited, funnily enough.
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Post by humblebee » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:52 pm

Oh I didn't take that. I just found it somewhere.

I should go somewhere different next time really. It's just dead easy to get to somewhere like Win Hill by train from here. Need to look at the buses out of Sheffield and see where's doable that way.

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Post by a layer of chips » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:57 pm

Pete, I went out for a walk with my mate and our little 'uns on Saturday through Wirksworth, and up to the edge of what was a massive, massive quarry years ago. You could see for miles, and it's the perfect place for a (beer) picnic. There's some really shite photos on my flickr from it, but the views are amazing.

I just bloody love it round there. If I could drive, I'd really just want to move there immediately.

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Post by humblebee » Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:14 pm

a layer of chips wrote:Pete, I went out for a walk with my mate and our little 'uns on Saturday through Wirksworth, and up to the edge of what was a massive, massive quarry years ago. You could see for miles, and it's the perfect place for a (beer) picnic. There's some really shite photos on my flickr from it, but the views are amazing.

I just bloody love it round there. If I could drive, I'd really just want to move there immediately.
Oh yeah, cos aren't there some relatively flat parts round there (so, easy to take kids)? Must give that a look.

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Post by a layer of chips » Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:53 pm

Well, there are, but this particular walk was up a Steep Hill-esque climb! Plus, we had to go round the long way because there was what can only be described as a DEVIL DINGO blocking our path on the normal route. However, there's a little playpark half way up the hill, so you can stop off there. The walk itself only took about 40 minutes, but that's easy long enough with kids, innit?

Also, Wirksworth has some bloody fantastic pubs. We went back down the hill straight into the town centre and into the pub, like. And most of them are fine with kids.

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Post by PCP » Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:49 pm

humblebee wrote:Oh I didn't take that. I just found it somewhere.

I should go somewhere different next time really. It's just dead easy to get to somewhere like Win Hill by train from here. Need to look at the buses out of Sheffield and see where's doable that way.
Good luck the bus services are getting worse and worse, no surprise there really.

Derbyshire County Council are the best resource for Peak District bus times, they include all the Sheffield - Peak District services. Have a look at there county services map
http://www.derbysbus.info/maps/county.htm
but remember some services are really irregular and are likely to change at any time, but the website is always upto date with any changes. They do a Peak District timetable book the Summer edition is due out soon http://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/transport_ ... efault.asp
considered essential by many walkers, I normaly get mine from Sheffield Bus station.

My favourite on-line travel planner is transport direct http://www.transportdirect.info/Web2/Home.aspx
but is not always up to date
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Re: Walking, then

Post by mimpkin » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:23 pm

Oooh, this is a good thread, I love walking!

I walked Lathkill Dale in Derbyshire with two friends late last summer. It was late in the afternoon and the light was beautiful, all dappled sunlight and there were trout in the river and we could hear the wild bees buzzing. It was magical! The pub at the end had a perfect view too.

I’d like to walk the Ridgeway one day.
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Post by nanski » Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:05 am

humblebee wrote:Yesterday me and mrs humblebee got out walking for the first time since we became parents (little 'un was at nursery, we both took the day off work). We walked up Win Hill again. I've done it a few times before but I do love it up there. Probably my favourite spot of anywhere I've been in the Peaks so far. On the way up you can only really see the Hope valley behind you (as lovely as that is), but when you reach the top and a stunning view of the Ladybower reservoir opens out, it's suddenly 360 whole degrees of awesomeness.

Naturally, I forgot to take my camera.

It was staggeringly windy up there too.
Win Hill is one of my favorite places in the Peaks, too. It's worth going in August/September when the heather is purple. The path going up from Hope is much better than the one from Ladybower, which is a real knee wrecker.
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Re: Walking, then

Post by yubo » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:07 pm

this is one thing I really liked about my trip to Ireland/England/Scotland a few years back. All the beautiful hiking! Aw. You guys are so lucky!
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Post by roundbitsofplastic » Tue May 04, 2010 3:15 pm

A couple of week ago I walked from Brierley Hill to Birmingham by the canals. I hadn't really done my research (we hadn't really decided where we were going) and this involved a treck through the Netherton Tunnel, which was incredibly disorientating. It's lucky the other bloke had some fancy filming-flash on his fancy-schmancy phone as we'd never have gotten through otherwise.

It took approximately forever to do the walk, which by my calculations was only about 17 miles.

Somehow I managed to Bost up my ankle so I've been nowhere since :-(
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Re: Walking, then

Post by humblebee » Tue May 04, 2010 4:05 pm

Kinell Ray, that's a fair hike.

I never did enough walking when I lived down your way. Clent. Lickey. Lots of other funny names.

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Re: Walking, then

Post by roundbitsofplastic » Tue May 04, 2010 4:40 pm

humblebee wrote:Kinell Ray, that's a fair hike.
It felt much further! That tunnel is NOT made for a pleasant stroll, ankle deep in water, slime on the walls, odd discolourations abound..
I never did enough walking when I lived down your way. Clent. Lickey. Lots of other funny names.
I walked to Kidderminster the week before n all. I like to walk places where I know I can get public transport back pretty easily :-D

Canals are the best routes by far.
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Re: Walking, then

Post by jayen_aitch » Tue May 04, 2010 9:45 pm

Pete... you still up for a wander down to Spurn, now the better weather is coming around again?

Anyone else fancy doing that too?

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