Bamford Edge


Bamford Edge

I’ve never been to Bamford Edge before, but it overlooks Ladybower and I’ve been around that area a few times before.

Bamford Edge

There is a small patch for cars near the top of the road, cross over a turnstyle and start the walk!

Bamford Edge

It’s not a far walk, but the first stretch of it is quite steep. Once you are up on the top though, it’s flat and the path is clear.
Bamford Edge

We got there just in time for sunset, and by the time we had walked back to the car it was just about dark.

Bamford Edge

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Mam Tor

At Mam Tor

As part of my holiday time I like to get out and about. Mam Tor has been on my To Do list for some time, but it’s never been at the top of the list because it’s almost an hour away. Not that far I know but it’s far enough at a 2 hour round trip, plus a walk when you’ve got gammy legs

. Mam Tor

As kB has two weeks off as well I decided that we should go on a couple of walks. Makes you appreciate eating warm, yummy food more if you’ve been out hiking!

The day was pretty nice, but the further out we got into the Peak District, the hazier it was. I also realised that my beloved 18-35mm had gotten stuck at a wide aperture (It capsized into a rock pool a year and a half ago, so it’s managed quite well since then really!)

At Mam Tor

After we had mooched around for an hour and half, we drove home, with a pit stop at Fox House for refuelling on the way! Mam Tor

I didn’t think I’d end up with much in terms of photos, but I used the Dehaze tool in Lightroom for the first time and I’ve been suitably impressed by it.

At Mam Tor

Monsal Dale (and Trail)

Headstone Viaduct, Monsal Trail Today we decided to go for a walk in the Peak District. Monsal Trail is somewhere I have been before, but I’ve never seen the viaduct from the hilltop, only walked over it. View into the Valley

We set off early (because in the UK the clocks went back last night, meaning that when we got up at 8 our bodies thought it was 9) and when we got there there was plenty of parking.

View into the Valley We were following a route from the Walking Englishman, but skipped bits of it because we didn’t have a lot of change for parking! haha View into the Valley

It was miserable all day. I did wonder if the mist would burn off and the clouds might get more interesting, but no. It stayed grey and misty all day.

Headstone Viaduct, Monsal Trail

Sunset – 4 September

The weather said it was going to be cloudy but sunny this evening, so I decided to go out to shoot the sunset. My idea was backlit heather. When I got to the place I was going to take the photo there were a few other people there. Some had been out and were going back to their car, others were there with camera in hand – maybe they’d had the same idea as me?
We were all to be disappointed if that was the case though, as the clouds were all along the horizon and so there wasn’t really a sunset worth photographing. This was actually the second shot I took, but I thought it wouldn’t work out so I carried on shooting. Turns out this was the only decent shot I had.

Sunset
Sunset, Higger Tor overlooking Hathersage

Early Mornings – September 3

Getting up at 5am to take someone else to the airport so that they can go on holiday isn’t my favourite thing to do in the world; but non the less that’s what I was doing this morning.

Early Mornings
Early Mornings

The advantage to this though is that I was driving over the Pennines when the light was good, so of course I stopped for a shot.
On a side note I’m also quite pleased with my hair 😛

Curbar Edge, Froggatt Edge, White Edge Circular Walk

Whilst I’ve been off I’ve been looking a walks. I like walking, but I’m a fair weather walker. But not too fair, because I don’t like being hot. I was disappointed that I got a tan in Norway, and it still hasn’t really gone!

The other week I went with my mum to the Peak District, and we did a walk from Surprise View car park, to Higger Tor, to Padley Gorge. It took us almost 3 hours, and it was quite a nice walk. A bit hilly in places, but my legs and knees were fine. We found the route on www.walkingenglishman.com and used his GPX file. It was the first time following a route and we didn’t do too bad, although we did end up a bit off track in Padley.

I’ve been looking at doing another walk with kB this bank holiday, and we decided on Curbar Edge and Froggatt Edge. We couldn’t find a GPX file for a circular route, so I made one. You can download it here.

I decided to not take my camera and just use my phone. Lugging around 12kg in a backpack isn’t the most fun, and often I take my camera and don’t use it.

We started at Curbar Gap car park. It’s £1.50 for two hours, £2.60 for 4 hours and £4 all day. It was a bank holiday Monday, and the weather was good; but we got there at 10am and it was pretty much full. We nabbed one of the last parking spots, paid for 4 hours (just in case) and set off.

View at the start of the walk, at Curbar Gap

The route is really easy (probably why there wasn’t a GPX file for it) as the path is pretty obvious and wide. The only time we got a bit lost was at the end of the Curbar Edge/Froggatt Edge walk, and connecting to the White Edge part of the walk. Another couple who were doing the same walk also got a bit lost as well though. To  be honest I knew where we were heading, and I think had we just walked towards White Edge we would have been OK.
We tried to have a drink in the Grouce Inn before we walked up to White Edge, but it was too early – it didn’t open until 12.
Once we were back on the route to White Edge it was straight forward again. Wide, easy to walk path, with sign posts too.

View from a short way into the walk.

At the end of the route, back in Curbar Gap car park a ice cream truck had appeared. Then we went to the pub.
Total length of talk 19.36km (Including back tracking and being off route). It took us 2 hours and 25 minutes to walk the whole thing.

I spotted some deers at White Edge, but they were miles away. Besides it’s a bit early for deer season, and I didn’t have my camera.

We also spotted this little guy on our walk! ^_^

Wyming Brook

Wyming Brook

After a rather cold and miserable week I suggested to kB that we go out for a walk. The chosen location was Wyming Brook, which isn’t far from Rivelin Valley that I’ve been to before, but although I’ve probably been to Wyming before, it’s not a location I can remember going to. It’s not too far out of Sheffield city centre, and is just past where my grandma and grandad used to live.

Overlooking the Brook
There is a little (free) car park, and the route is quite nice and easy. It’s very rocky and up/down hill but we looped around the whole thing in about an hour and half.

Before stopping off for a beer (for kB) and a diet coke (for me), and driving home.
Close to the River

On Unfamiliar Ground

On Unfamiliar Ground

After waking from her sleep she finds herself in an unfamiliar place. She must have walked here whilst she slept. There is heather as far as the eye can see, and the sun is hidden behind dark rain clouds, although it isn’t yet raining.
The sun has well and truly risen, and it is time to move forward and see what the new day brings.

King of the Moorlands

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The general rule is (or so I’ve heard) that you are better off going to shoot the deer first thing in the morning. This is because they are less cautious then. As the day progresses people walk over the land where they live, and bring dogs with them.
This morning however I wanted a lie in, so I decided to go and look for the deer at 12ish. They weren’t that cautious! 🙂Hazy Afternoons//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

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