The voice in my head is an asshole.
Hot on the heels of our moderately successful post ‘Hill Walking: A Manifesto for Londoners’, we’re proud to bring you ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Hill Walking’.
In a quiet distant corner of the Dove Valley, a dragon has lain sleeping for millions of years.
I own a tweed blazer and a flat cap, and my idea of ‘smart casual’ is essentially looking like a Geography teacher who discovered Timberland chukka boots.
If you’d like to follow our walk, which is a little over 4 miles long and takes you through the beautiful Padley Gorge, you can download a GPX file with images and directions here.
If you’ve never walked through clouds on top of a hill before, let me be the first to tell you that they’re not fluffy. It’s a little bit like walking through sandpaper made from ice crystals that are being pelted at your face by gale-force winds.
Living in Nottingham, it’s easy to forget that not all of the Peak District is “basically 45 minutes away”.