Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Backpackers Peak District weekend

What a change from the same location the last time I was here. Then, there was much snow and I had to dig away six inches before I could pitch my tarp.  I can't resist uploading the photo of it again. It was so cold but I was able to prove that, in some conditions, a tarp can be a four season shelter.

This time the forecast for the weekend was wet and windy and so it proved to be. Actually, it was more windy than wet. The wind never dropped although I was in a tent this time - see the review below. We met at Wetton and spent the evening in the Royal Oak. There were probably around fifteen of us although a few others appeared the next day. A group of five of us walked over to Hartington to consume coffee and (for me) an egg and bacon bap at the tearooms, following which we visited the Cheese Shop where one of us (not me) bought some Sticky Toffee Cheddar. Having said that, I detoured back there before returning home to buy some. Let's just say that it's "interesting". The shop describes it as "a very sweet tasting cheddar mixed with dates, raisins and toffee, almost like fudge!"

From Hartington, we went via Brund to join the Manifold Trail up to Longnor where we stopped a while at the The Horseshoe before walking to our pitch for the night behind Ye Olde Butchers Arms at Reapsmoor. An excellent meal was had there in the evening. After a very windy night, we headed back to Wetton via Warslow and the Wetton Mill cafe.


  1. That looks cold!
    Looks like a great walk though.
    I've just been reading a few of your posts and you've completed some great routes!