Mad Scientess Jane Expat (nanila) wrote,
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Walking weekend in the Peaks

15/52: The Peaks
15/52: The Peaks


We went on holiday to the Peak District with our walking group (yes, we are OLD) at the end of January. The usual suspects were augmented by some new faces, but the basic strategy remained the same: Pub on Friday night, Strenuous hike on the Saturday, pub on Saturday night, "Easy" hike on Sunday, home on Sunday night.

This time we stayed in Ilam Youth Hostel. Up until last year, this converted mansion was very basic. Post-renovation, it's now rather swish. Sure, you still sleep in bunk beds, but it's pretty easy to pretend you're lord/lady of the manor.

Chrome Hill


Chapel attached to Ilam Youth Hostel


Chapel side door ("1618")



Surveying the grounds from the Italianate gardens


Route-planning in the games room


Many sheep watched us begin our ascent


Starting up Chrome Hill


Steep!


Very steep!


Last of the decorum from the race to the top


At the top! WIN!


Oo-er, god-light


Traversing the ridge




I will sit here until I attain enlightenment


Descending


Tumulus


Lunch spot




Spectacular view from lunch spot


Back to the road before the last peak


Had to stop here for a pint, of course


Eeyore


Puffing up the last peak


Kicking back at the top of the peak






Getting close to the end




Dovedale Canyon








Anyone for Pooh-sticks?




Bunster Hill




The sheep are always watching. Always
Tags: england, photo, travel
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