The main final walk of the year with RamSoc was to the beautiful countryside of Matlock. The sun was shining through my window as I got ready and I was feeling optimistic. This would be one walk where I did not start out in my waterproof, dreading the weather which we would face when we entered the Peak District. I was hoping for a lovely day, warm weather and a pleasant walk. Continue reading “Matlock”


Goyt Valley

The Goyt Valley, situated on the western edge of the Peak District is the site of beautiful reservoirs, peaks of Shining and Cats Tor, rocky edges and the River Goyt. It sounds wonderful and very picturesque. Continue reading “Goyt Valley”


I have been to Bakewell twice before; once on a geography field trip to investigate rebranding (what fun A-Level Geography was!) and once with my family. I was excited to visit again as it has lovely countryside and the town is very cute, especially with Christmas decorations everywhere.

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The weather forecast looked scary, proposals of snow and high winds in the Peak District suggested that this walk was going to be a little different to the other walks I had done. It was cool but bright in Nottingham when I left for the bus stop but, as the coach entered the valley of Edale, I could see snow on the peaks. It was definitely going to be an adventure! Continue reading “Edale”

Monsal Dale

My first trip out with the Rambling and Hillwalking Society did not look promising; it was pouring with rain, it was grey and it was the sort of day where you just want to stay inside, cuddled up in a blanket. But I was so excited to be able to go to the Peak District that I forced myself to brave the weather and headed off for the bus stop.

Thankfully, once we arrived at our starting point, the rain seemed to have passed on and we could enjoy our walk in dry weather. I must admit that, yes, we were all still wrapped up in waterproofs and jumpers but it’s better to be warm and dry than warm and wet. Continue reading “Monsal Dale”