You overslept again. What’s worse not to work this time!
It’s Sunday, 10 am. Daylight has shorten, and you want to see the mountains so much…
How about a 2-3 hour walk in the Peak District?
Quick (but without haste!), picturesque one and near Manchester. If by any chance you live there or visit.
Ladies and Gentlemen – Mam Tor And The Great Ridge!
We’ll go from Edale.
What can you experience on this quick walk?
1) Multi peak insanity
Although the walk takes 2-3 hours, is only 5 miles (with almost 400 m ascent), you will stand on couple of summits. If you walk our way (from Edale car park) it will be Mam Tor, Back Tore and Lose Hill, but like in the mountains you’ll probably step on unexpected ones too!
Accept this as standard. Walk in UK mountains without a sheep or a cow? Impossible! Add your dogs and feel like in The Jungle Book!
3) Healthy competition
This time you won’t be the part of it, but only smell the spirit. It might happen that all of the sudden you’ll become a witness of… a cycling contest! Effort, struggle, but above all laughter and fun – how nice! Who knows, maybe you’ll try it next year?
4) Fairy-tale hills
Seriously. Look at them. They are like from fairy tale.
You don’t have to buy a paint. Some green, some red… All colors sunk in surroundings.
6) Moderate ascent… after which you’ll realize you could come here by car
Imagine all this sweat and satisfaction after you reached the summit by your own. You see meadows, views and after a while… asphalt. Yes, you could come here by car… Luckily, to see all the beauty you need to walk a little bit away from the street!
7) Lone Tree
And not even one. The most visible is the one on Black Tor. If time allows you can even have a quick nap under…
8) Smile and satisfaction
Yes. It is today when you woke up too late, without a plan what to do… and eventually you landed in a place like this! Mountains, oxygen, views. All you desired in such a quick walk!
And what quick walk do you recommend?
PS. To see more detailed description of the walk see the link.