21 walkers and 5 mountain bikers gathered to enjoy what promised to be a mainly dry day
The walkers set off from Hathersage up Eyam Moor, enjoying views back over the Hope valley , with a snow covered Kinder in the distance. We continued upwards to the trig point near Sir William Hill for more panoramic views.
After a slightly chilly lunch stop (we had to choose shade and shelter from the wind, or sun and wind) , we descended through lovely woodland to Stokes Ford and up to the Abney Road.
A small party continued along the road taking the direct route back to Hathersage , while the rest of the group carried on up and over Offerton Moor and descending down to Leadmill Bridge.
We all reconvened at our house for copious amounts of tea and delicious refreshments.
Thanks to all who came, all who brought food and to Mary for leading the mountain bike ride at short notice. I can’t report on the ride as I was not on it!
Happy Christmas to you all