Down the hill to Grindleford Station. West then over railway and across fields to Leadmill Bridge. Up the hill to Hathersage Booths. Up the Rnginglow Road a bit. There is a poor path up the NE edge of the Whim Plantation. Abve this there is an intricate network of paths on which I found my way to Owler Tor - lots of youths about, evidently something going on - and back down by Surprise View Car Park
Drove to Eyam. Which seemed all too appropriate. Over the hill to Stoney Middleton then on over the next hill down into Coombs Dale. Up the valley then back by Black Harry Lane.
With Helen. Another lovely human- escorted walk. Horrible virus was having its little summer easement. It wouldn’t last. We met at the car park at Gradbach. Up the hill to visit Lud’s Church – Helen had never been there. Pleasantly along the ridge of Back Forest and the Roaches as far as Doxey Pool where we had some refreshments before heading for home. Yes refreshments. A takeaway coffee. Living dangerously!
With Bella. Similar to previous walk but extended a bit to head up onto White Edge and visit its trig point and, oh boy how nice was this, with a human being for company!!!
From Longshaw Lodge down to B6251 near Grindleford Station then back up the hill to by the Grouse Inn and so back to Longshaw.
5th July: A steep road climbs out of Beeley towards Hell Bank Plantation where it turns sharply right. A lot of people had contrived to park here. Off to the northwest is a stone circle. Northeast of that Hob Hurst’s House. I visited both and went home.
24th June: Parked in Wetton by roadside. South over fields. Little detour to visit trig point. Over Larkstone Lane and on down path that follows the top of the steep slope above the Manifold Valley. Then right to have a look at Long Low. Back along Stable Lane. It is so beautiful here in early summer.
17th June: The car park at Monsal Head was taking cash only today but there was roadside space in Little Longstone. I walked to Ashford and back. On the way out I took a detour to look at Fin Cop then swung back east to pick up Pennyunk Lane. Heading back straight north towards then over Monsal Trail I didn’t like the way that big English Longhorn with a calf was looking at me. But she let me be and I let her be. English longhorns may look terrifying but they are gentle creatures and unlikely to kill you.