Report of Thursday 31st Jan. walk

Feb 1, 2013
Fortunately the lashing rain, thunder and lightning of the night before had moved on, and the next lot of rain didn’t arrive until after we’d finished, although there was a tiny sprinkle at some time during the walk. There were seven of us at the old Bakewell railway station to repeat the ‘winter wonderland’ walk I’d done with Marion on 13th December. So we set off, uphill initially and safely negotiating the golf course, on rather muddy paths interspersed with quiet country lanes, passing close to Pilsley and then, after a quick lunch stop on a grassy slope in the sunshine and wind, through Hassop and back towards Bakewell. Arriving at the Monsal trail, John chose to take my previous, shorter route directly back to our cars in Bakewell as he had ‘car concerns’, but the rest of us took the one mile longer route on a path through fields, to the river [delightful pack-horse bridge – thanks for pointing it out Dave!] where we ‘lost’ Andy and Rosie who were on a pork pie hunt. So a 7 mile walk for most of us, 6 miles for John and apparently 7.7 miles for those who like their pork pies. Vanda

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