Mad Scientess Jane Expat (nanila) wrote,
Mad Scientess Jane Expat

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


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



Lunch spot

Spectacular view from lunch spot

Back to the road before the last peak

Had to stop here for a pint, of course


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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