Peak District hike April 2019 travel blog

Peak District hike April 2019

Timothy travel blog
Welcome to my trip journal! In the 18 months prior to the trip I had walked Wainwrights Coast to Coast, the Pennine way and Offas dyke, all solo. With a distance of almost 200 miles in a little over two weeks I decided to visit an area I like but was often just passing through; the Peak District.
The schedule was designed to be less testing than the previous three long distance walks and hopefully, in consequence, more leisurely and enjoyable.Starting in Buxton where I decided to spent the first night; and explore the period architecture of the stylish spa town. The trek would end there after two weeks circumnavigating the Peak district.The schedule introduced many varied lansdcapes and aimed to showcase the stunning Peak district. From wild moorland of the south Pennines to the beautiful limestone landscapes of the Derbyshire Dales the route promised a mixture of quiet lanes, footpaths, disused railway lines, canal tow paths and of course rugged landscapes. Never too far from civilisation the whole expedition was designed with fun in mind. After all I'm an 'old git' now and enjoy venturing to places of interest and to where the real ale flows after a hard days walking.Liking other comforts too this again was a walk planned with a courier service so all my heavy luggage would greet me at preplanned overnight stops. On this 'trip' I arranged to use the service of 'Contours walking holidays' having previously successfully tried three similar firms on the previous walks.
Because the planned route passed through many isolated areas there were to be several days where there was a lack of accommodation where needed. One of the joys of using a courier service is that this is not a problem. A simple 'phone call on days like that before setting off to arrange a convenient collection time to overnight accommodation and then after a nights rest a lift back to the trail. Well I'm not going to rough it am I?
Because the route is not a 'National trail' signage was never going to be brilliant despite the efforts of the 'Friends of the Peak District Boundary walk' green markers from time to time. Accordingly I decided to carry one of three OS maps, a guide book and my trusted GPS each day.
It was planned to update this 'blog' each day on the walk with photos and observations, some I hope mildly amusing. It is easily read by clicking on the earliest dates in the itinerary (to the right of the map below) which opens up the pages that you can read at your leisure. You can move from day to day by clicking on the arrow at the top of each entry. Alternatively wait until the middle of April to read the whole journal.
If you wish to contact me while on the walk you can try my mobile but signals may not always be good or e-mail me at:-''

Order: oldest at top ( reverse )

Set Off from Buxton
Chapel en le Frith
Low Bradfield
Fenny Bentley
Upper Hulme
Wood Lanes
Leave Buxton
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