Outdoor Discoveries

What originally was a news section for the rest of the website soon became a place for me to write about human-powered wanderings in the countryside. Photography inspires me to get out there, mostly on foot these days, though cycling got me started. Musings on the wider context of outdoor activity complete the picture, so I hope that there is something of interest in all that you find here. Thank you for coming!

Returning to Derbyshire?

5th April 2010

The western boundaries of the Peak District National Park are but a few miles from me and those of the county of Derbyshire a few more further again. With those statistics, you'd think that I'd be a constant visitor to the area but I got attracted elsewhere for a few years until I turned to doing some more exploring over there within the last twelve months. In fact, one Easter weekend saw me spending three separate days over there exploring the hinterlands of Glossop, Hadfield and Bamford. This one had me sprucing up photos of different places in the national park that I have shared online in the attached photo gallery, an act that decided me when it came to making use of the better weather on Easter Sunday. An afternoon was spent well by walking over the moors between Baslow and Grindleford and then threading muddier paths as I followed the Derwent Valley Heritage Way as far as Bamford. A full trip report should follow but thoughts of revisiting parts previously explored are bubbling up too. Looking back at those old photos has me wondering if I can make a better job of them. Some use peak bagging as a motivator but photography continues to do it for me. Long may it remain so…

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