Saturday, 27 November 2010

#121 - First snow of winter.

Huzza!
With forecasts of snow and record low temperatures for November, it was a relief when Maria text me to say the campsite we were heading for was closed for the winter. I made a quick phone call to Pindale Farm, near Hope, to confirm and book us straight into the bunkhouse.

As it happened, the drive up to the Peak District was unhampered by the threatened conditions and it wasn't until the morning that we saw our first snowfall of winter.

So to the walk; hastily rerouted due to the threat of bad weather, we met up by the edge of Ladybower Reservoir, a healthy group of about 20. When all had sorted out parking, we set off in the cold conditions, up Crook Hill, crunching across a hard surface that could well tell on the feet by the end.

Despite some good hills to climb, the urge to remove a layer didn't surface all day and at exposed points, such as at Lost Lad and all along Derwent Edge, a harsh northwind stung the face.


  • Date: 27/11/10
  • Region: Peak District National Park
  • Status: Member
  • Description: Ladybower Reservoir - Crook Hill – Lockerbrook Coppice – Derwent Reservoir – Lost Lad – Back Tor – Doverstone Tor – Ashopton - Ladybower Reservoir – Snow on ground, cold - 17km, 6hrs
  • Type of Walk: Personal Walking