2014-08-20

Heather Walk in The Peak District

Some photos of our walk in the Peak District with my parents. We were up in Sheffield of the weekend to celebrate the baptism of my cousins's children. The weather was simply glorious and it was so lovely to get out into some PROPER GEOGRAPHY. When I see hills I can see the point of living somewhere; in East Anglia the flatness makes life just that little more futile. As we drove out from Sheffield the heather was simply stunning, clothing the hills in a rich blanket of warm pink. Where we were heading - a ridge walk from Mam Tor - turned out to have no heather at all, so after getting back to the car and a quick refreshment stop in the pub, we drove back to find a heather patch to walk in and experience. It really was quite magical.
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Hope valley from Mam Tor
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Vale of Edale to the north
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Nether Moor, Peak District
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Back Tor above Castleton
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friendly pony
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rather too friendly sheep
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weathered post on Barker Bank
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fields towards Eyam Moor and Hathersage
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glorious sunshine
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the nobly top of Win Hill above the Ladybower Reservoir
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the heather of Bole Hill
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more heather in glorious pinky purple
2014-08-09