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!


Mark Reid

1 comment:

  1. Gradually getting round to the idea of doing the Dales Inn Way. Looking forward to seeing route/pub details for the Peak version. Many happy memories of the Stables bar at Monsal Head! Was sat outside the recently refurbed Fountaine at Linton yesterday (not very happy, flagged floors covered, bit of a 'bistro thing' going on!) contemplating the walk. Difficulty is ... pair of German Shepherds! Looked at breaking it into 10 days and spreading them over a few months.
    Good luck with the new book. Hope you can wangle some of it around Thors Cave/Wetton/Manifold valley also.