Hooray it's the weekend and this morning we are going to walk a short section of the darpeak50milechallenge. There has been a lot of rain and this morning there is light rain. We arrived at Fairholmes in the Derwent Valley SK173894 the car park was fairly empty.
Our walk took us along the side of the Derwent reservoir and upto Abbey Brook. This is an interesting valley with lots of twists and turns, and intriguing offshoots. We followed this onto the main path which leads to Back Tor. The descent from Back Tor was nice we followed a path which returned us towards the Abbey Brook path. There are quite a few paths in this area so we followed the line of a drystone wall to take us to a path which would return us closer to Fairholmes. The detailed route is shown on MapMyRun
This was a good walk after roughly 8 miles we both still felt able to walk a further 8. By the time we returned the rain had stopped and the car park had filled up there were quite a few people who had run the circuit of the reservoir. We had a quick cup of tea and headed off back home quite pleased with our quick tour. We finished in good time we were both in demand, Bryce was called on the phone by his daughter requesting his skills to decorate her bedroom.