Dec 28 2011

The Woodroffe Arms – Hope

So we wandered down to the Peak District to blow a few cobwebs off from the festive period…but of course at the end of the walk we had to visit a local hostelry! And The Woodroffe Arms was ideally situated bang next door to the car park in Hope. Luckily we had made the walk last just about long enough for the 12noon opening time, and we were greeted with a roaring open fire to our right, as Sir Edmund approached the bar. Stella and Carling Cold were on draught for the lager lovers, Guinness, Greene King and Stones (yes seriously, they still do sell Stones somewhere) for the stout and bitter lovers. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 28 2011

Walk 39: Walking in a Win-ter Wonderland

Overlooking Ladybower Reservoir

route: Win Hill from Hope
28th december 2011
distance: 4.5 miles
ascent: 1,060 feet
time: 2 hrs 40 mins
walkers: Dave, leanne, roger, Sandra & Simon Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 19 2011

The Red Lion – Burnsall

We reached the Red Lion after a short and sweet circular route from Burnsall, and after taking the boots off at the car we made the 50 yard journey to the pub.

Upon entering it wasn’t quite as I remember it but it was ten years since my last visit and I quickly realised that it was probably me who didn’t remember it correctly rather than the place changing massively. I ordered a few drinks and whilst waiting I stuck my nose through a doorway into what looked to be a new conversion and the room was set out for a wedding and looked wonderful. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 19 2011

Walk 38: Head For The Hill

A lone tree on Appletreewick Pasture

route: Langerton Hill from Burnsall
19th November 2011
distance: 5 miles
ascent: 866 feet
time: 2 hrs 40 mins
walkers: Dave, Graham, Roger, Ryan, Sandra & Simon Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15 2011

The Fleece Inn – Holme

After a very pleasant first ramble in the Peak District we arrived back in the small hamlet of Crowden and were informed by our man in the know, Sir Edmund, that there was a pub. He then revised this to there wasn’t a pub…I beg your pardon Sir Edmund??? No! what now??

So after a quick check with his pal Gordon, he decided we could head out on the road to Tintwistle, where Gordon indicated there was definitely a pub, or we could head back on the route whence we came and stop at the first pub we happened across. With Tintwistle in the opposite direction to home, Read the rest of this entry »