The Northern Gritstone Edges 2011

The Route: The Northern Gritstone Edges
Distance: 32.00km (20 miles) | Time: 2 Days | Highest Point: 538m/1765 ft
Start: SK173894 | Map: OL1 & OL24 | Date: 11/06/2011 | Finish: SK263737

Looking out from Stanage Edge.

Sitting at Sheffield Station covered in rotting peat bog with blisters the size of golf balls and not a bone or joint that did not ache I began to fully appreciate the achievement of the last 2 days.

I had finally hiked along the gritstone edges of the Peak District National Park covering over 20 miles of walking over tough terrain in truly atrocious conditions. I had carried a 65 Litre rucksack containing all my equipment including my tent for the night and all my camp gear, food and clothes.

During the trip I ‘d been soaked by incessant sheet rain, bombarded with hail stones, been chased by Continue reading “The Northern Gritstone Edges 2011”

The Northern Gritstone Edges – an update

The Route: The Northern Gritstone Edges
Distance: 32.00km (20 miles) | Time: 2 Days | Ascent: Not known
Start: SK173894 | Map: OL1 & OL24 | Date: TBC

In July of 2010 I penned a small article detailing my hope during the summer of that year to have a crack at hiking along the entire length of the Northern Gritstone Edges in The Peak District National Parksee previous blog – Well unfortunately the plan in the end had to be suspended due to a catalogue of unforeseen sports injuries that I suffered in the latter half of that year – all self-induced I might add at this point! Continue reading “The Northern Gritstone Edges – an update”