We were delighted when the good folks at Dark Peak Gear invited us to try out the brand new, lightweight, insulated NESSH jacket. So where better to head, accompanied by our trusty springer spaniel, Fern, than amongst the gritstone and heather of the Dark Peak itself?
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This is a very scenic walk from the heart of the Derbyshire spa town of Buxton to Whaley Bridge, through the beautiful Goyt Valley. Our route includes beautiful views of the moorland and forests surrounding Errwood and Fernilee reservoirs, before following the course of the River Goyt as it meanders through the valley towards the friendly pubs and restaurants of Whaley Bridge.
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 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.
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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.