Monday 7 March 2016. It is absolutely gorgeous here in Castleton today: snowcapped hills with a blue sky background. It is almost spring like in the valley and the snow seems to be melting in the tops. I wish that I’d arrived yesterday and could have made more of this perfect day. Hopefully it will be the same tomorrow but some rain is forecast by late morning so it might have to be an early start to get up on Stanage Edge before it arrives.