Wessenden Valley

Walk: Wessenden and West Nab

This circular walk over superb moorland starts up high from a parking area on Wessenden Head Road. The route drops gently across moorland with stunning views all the way to Deer Hill reservoir on the outskirts of Meltham. From here, a bridleway leads uphill to Wessenden Head Road, the first real climb on the walk. … Continue reading Walk: Wessenden and West Nab

Black Hill summit

Walk Digley Reservoir to Black Hill Summit

Around 25 years ago, I decided to walk the first week of the Pennine Way with friends. I grew up in Malham and family still lived there at the time. The plan was to backpack from Edale to Malham where we were guaranteed a good meal, hot shower and some home comforts as our reward. … Continue reading Walk Digley Reservoir to Black Hill Summit

Langsett in August


Sometimes, it's nice not to drive so far to get away from it all. I'm really lucky to live only a short distance from Langsett Reservoir (nr Sheffield, Sth Yorkshire). The trails here are superb for a quick hit of nature and a blast of fresh air. Whether it be flat ambling by the side … Continue reading Langsett

Hidden Peak

The Peak District has been my back garden for over 20 years.  From living in Derbyshire and hotfooting it up into the White Peak at the weekends, to living in Yorkshire and heading over to the northern Dark Peak for my regular fix of the outdoors, I've explored many areas of the Peak on foot, … Continue reading Hidden Peak