Wednesday, February 07, 2007
I walked the first of the six stages for my new book (The Inn Way... to the Peak District) over the weekend, from Youlgrave to Tideswell. The weather was perfect - cold, crisp and bright - and the views were spectacular. Lathkill Dale was, as always, stunning with a sharp frost lingering in the shadows, fish jumping from the still waters and mist gently rising from the river catching the morning light. The Bull's Head at Monyash was warm and welcoming, as was the Cock and Pullet at Sheldon. The views from Monsal Head were incredible, with a finale up through Monsal Dale and Tideswell Dale.
I'm looking forward to walking the next Stage from Tideswell to Castleton next week!