This is an epic walk on one of the most celebrated areas of the Peak District, Kinder Scout. Starting off from Hayfield and following in the footsteps of the Mass Trespass of 1932, we'll look at the historic events of the past and local legends, as well as the stunning scenery from the highest peak in the Peak District.
This was an epic day's walking, not in terms of distance or difficulty, but in terms of the natural beauty of the landscape and the challenge thrown down by the elements. It probably serves as a reminder that things don't always go to plan.
The idea was to combine a walk around Buttermere with a climb of the modest but celebrated Haystacks. This was a solo trip; just me and my camera. Even that bit didn't go to plan.
So, here's the intended route details and we'll see what happened.
This is a very adaptable route, as it works really well as either a leisurely walk around beautifully scenic reservoirs and dams, as a kid-friendly family bike ride, or as a quick blast on a mountain bike. I've tried all three versions and loved them all. It's a fantastic route on which to soak up some very special history within beautiful, forested valleys. Stories of daring air-raids, tin towns and lost villages all lend a special atmosphere.
So, the basic information is as follows:-
This had all the elements of a classic January walk; Gorgeous scenery, great pubs, lots of mud, flooded riverbanks, and a final mile in total darkness (due to getting a bit too comfortable in the great pubs).
Our starting point was the village of Litton, set amidst the rolling hills of the White Peak in the Derbyshire Peak District. Our journey involved a train to Buxton, followed by a quick jump on the 65 bus to Litton.
There is plenty of the parking in the village if you prefer to travel under your own steam.
Well, the first thing I have to say is thanks for coming. I'm delighted that you've made it this far.
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