…with the sound of hiker steps!
Two weeks ago, we decided to take a hike across the Peak District. We last made a trip there 3 years ago but due to the dismal rainy weather, it wasn’t the most suited for hours of walking. This year we were very fortunate.
The weather was sunny and beautiful and there weren’t too many people around. The drive up to the main peaks itself were magnificent. We drove down winding valleys and narrow roads…completely surrounded by hills, lakes and mountains.
I did try to take more photos, but these two came out the best!
After about a one and a half hour drive, we parked the car in Bowden Bridge car park and decided which route to take from there. After popping into the library in the village, we looked through some maps, bought some water in the campers circle and commenced the hike!
A pretty lake flowing down the village, just before we’re about to set off!
It turned out that we were taking a route that the majority of the hikers were not taking, and that worked out very well for us! It was so quiet, peaceful and almost isolated, that we could just admire the scenery and its nature, so much more.
These photos simply don’t do justice for what we were seeing before us!
Eventually we made it to ….
and that’s where for me, I was coming up to the challenging bit-rocks on heights!
Yep, we climbed up that mountain! I’m not really sure how long it took, but I hadn’t counted on the winds higher up, and the small rocks to step upon! Having said that, it was totally worth it, just for the view…
Perched up for a quick break on the mountain…
…before gazing upon the beautiful breathtaking views.
After a few more hours of hiking, it was coming to around 5pm when we decided to finish off. We made our way to complete the hike…but not before completing our victory selfies…
and making our way down some (more!) steps…
to eventually grabbing a bite to eat!
This was a brilliant way to spend the day-beautiful weather, scenic views enough for a picture postcard, and a good workout for the glutes! I hope that we’d be able to do this again, with more people, more photos and more heights for me to tackle…! Until next time 🙂