Thursday, December 31, 2009

A crunchy stroll at Frogatt

A change of plan from a walk at Longshaw due to the snow and steep drive down to the car park. we decided to carry on and park up near the Grouse Inn. We enjoyed scrunching across the fields past a snow castle with turrets and made our way down a icy path to Froggatt Edge searching for polar bears, Keisha enjoyed posing for photos and then took over as the photographer. We made our way back to the car and went to the Moorlands for lunch before returning for an afternoon of watching sleeping beauty. Happy New Year

Chatsworth - Far from the Madding Crowd

It was a joy at Chatsworth today, to see it in the icy snow with the sun gleaming on it with no crowds. A refreshing change from the crowds of people and cars that litter the place in the summer. We met up with some friends in the car park at Baslow and walked up through the gate to Chatsworth. This caused great excitment as it was a large round metal cage which whirled round. We took a meander over to the house,Post Optionsthe children running and climbing on various tree trunks and wooden showjumps. We stopped at the bolted gates and shared some christmas chocolate treats before heading back home to share a meal with friends.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Waxing Moon at Linacre

Enjoyed this view of the moon whilst out for a stroll at Linacre it was quite blustery and the wind chill made it most shiverous! That did not stop us from having a good time.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Boxing Day at Birchens

Boxing day saw us shaking off the cobwebs and our christmas lunch. We met some friends at the carpark next to the Robin Hood Pub and greeted them with mulled wine and had some lovely homemade sausage rolls. Cameron and Keisha led the way and did some grand footwork making their way up to Nelson's monument, they enjoyed the obligatory climbing when we got to the top and then we made our way down the crag and back to the car. We all enjoyed getting a breath of fresh air with great company.