Sunday, 29 November 2009

#88 - Peak District - Snow on the hills

The forecast for this Will4Adventure Free Walking Weekend had us all geared up for some "cool" conditions. It turned out to be a fairly settled day, and, although overnight there had been some snow on the ridges, we weren't troubled at all by the weather.

Well, I say that, but the ground was sodden and a few of the large group of 25 managed to find themselves on their backside coming down from Lose Hill. Even more impressive, one bloke even succeeded in breaking his ankle in three places; a mean feat on a piece of ground that wasn't particularly treacherous, but, I guess, that's always the way!

The long lunch break/wait for the ambulance to pick him up meant a slight detour up Win Hill to make up time which we did, walking back into Castleton around 5pm, by the light of head torches.
  • Date: 28/11/09
  • Region: Peak District National Park
  • Status: Member
  • Description: Castleton - Hollins Cross - Lose Hill - Win Hill - Hope - Castleton -Overcast, Cold, Snow on high ground. 19km, 7.5 hours
  • Type of Walk: Personal Walking