Monday, 21 January 2013

A Winter Walk

It's been a little while since I've posted anything on my blog, so I thought I'd share a few photo's of the little snowy walk that Gemma, Rocky, and I went on today. We walked the same route that Rocky, Pete and I took back in October (you can read about that here if you like), up and down the hills and valleys near Ashover. The only real difference being that this time the crawling uphill under the undergrowth was made even more fun by a good covering of snow, happy days.

The intrepid three about to venture off into the snowy wastes

Stepping stones over the infant river Amber.

I've been wondering about this wall since I first walked past it, there's a few of them in the area, they look like up-ended flagstones. Re-cycled road maybe?.....

......The same wall from the other side. If anyone has any ideas about this stone fence I'd love to hear them. Comment below.

Rocky and I having a little breather and losing a layer or two after the climb out of the first valley.....
.....before heading off down into the next one.
We weren't heading this way..........
....nor this.
I can't believe he's got butter! (sorry)
Starting to head up the nice leisurely footpath, again......
......but this looked much more appealing, again. We'll never learn.

The hill took way too much effort to stop and photograph anything, pretty much like the last time we climbed it, but with a cherry on top (well a foot of snow anyway). Somewhat surprisingly we got up there quicker in the snow than we did back in October when it was relatively dry, I'm sure the much smaller bags were a big part of that but we were still both surprised and pleased by our progress.

At the top it was time to replace those lost layers.....
.....which gave Rocky an opportunity to be Rocky (he's a pillock but we love him).
A tarp was set up to provide a little bit of shelter from the wind whilst we had a spot of lunch and a brew......
.....and had a look round for some nice photo opportunities......
.....unfortunately, after this shot the batteries succumbed to the cold. 

After a couple of burgers and a bit of soup for lunch we filled our flasks for the walk back, packed away, and headed off home. The walk back took a slightly different route, including a detour to look at some caves and scout out a possible new climbing spot for the summer. All in all a cracking day out in the beautiful snowy Derbyshire coutryside.

Bye for now,



  1. Lovely, I also have a habit of choosing the path with most resistance. Only because when I'm out for a walk I feel it's my mission to adventure as far away from people as possible. :)

    1. Thanks for the comment Liam, it's lovely to hear from you. The path less traveled is often the best one, and on this crowded little island of ours one of the only ways to find a little solitude.

      All the best,