I was joined by Wayne (my husband) and Amanda (my fit daughter) to try some walking in the Peak district.As Monday was light rain and our Amanda would not arrive till early afternoon we went to visit Matlock from Winster where we were staying in a rental cottage.
We last visit this area 35 years ago. The shops were uninteresting just places out of the rain but we did see an Tut tut? vehicle on a balcony like the ones seen in India. Planning for the days we were here it was planned that we would try Kinder Downfall as there could be low cloud and Kinder Scout is always boggy and I was the only one with walking boots. Amanda was going to lead and planned the route as part of here mountain leaders course. We would start at Bowden Bridge and walk up Kinder Road and along beside the reservoirand along the William Clough pathto Kinder Downfall.We would then join The Pennine Way path to Kinder Low. The cloud was low but not to bad but as we had not been on this route before we continued on the longer route along the Pennine Way to Edale Cross and then on Oaken Clough and then as time way getting on crossing the field path to Tunstead Clough Farm and then to our starting point. A long day for Wayne and I with practice of walking slow when leading elderly unfit people. Wednesday again the weather was unfavourable so it was a visit to Chesterfield to see the crooked spire and a visit to The Pomegranate Theatre to see a play in a preserved old theatre. Thursday was a visit to waters ports centre near by to try canoeing and then the Miller's Dale and Monsal dale trail. We just made it back to the car before?? heavy rain began falling. Friday again was a non starter but Saturday before we left we visited Wetton and Thor's Cave in good sunny with a little cloud conditions