Sunday, January 27, 2013

Seizing the day - Froggatt Edge under snow

Hard work pays you back in many ways. One is that a pint tastes so much better, and another is the wonderful views

I'd normally take these 9 miles in my stride, but snow and ice (not to mention being a bit out of shape) made the walk - not to put too fine a point on it - bloody hard work.

But on a day that has interesting skies and a blanket of snow, the high places call. I feel lucky that these amazing views along Froggatt Edge and Curbar Edge, with a lovely Derwent riverside walk are all about an hour from home.

My get-up-and-go has been on extended leave, and I am a confirmed fair-weather walker, but a day that has all this with a promise of rising temperatures and an imminent big melt is one that needs to be seized.

Many more photos are on Flickr here:

Details of the route are here:

The pint tasted amazing!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Favourite images of 2012

In the knitting world at this time of the year many people make retrospective photo montages, but it's not occurred to me before now to make a collection of my favourite walking photos from the past year.

Here are some very happy memories from the miles that I've trodden in 2012

These photos are in this set and there are links to the rest of the pictures from the walks represented.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Walcott beach

Not exactly the kind of hike that I generally write about here, but I've always loved a walk along the beach or clifftop.

Warnings have been issued about the clifftop paths being unstable due to all the rain, but there's no danger at Walcott and it has a concrete defence which you can walk along if the tide's right in.

More photos from this day here on Flickr