A Grand Day Out!
So, about 11pm Friday night Paul sends Jimi a WhatsApp, "You doing anything tomorrow?" We end up here....
Stanage Edge near Hathersage is one of the most stunning places in Britain, voted #35 in Britains "Top 100 Walks" - and it's right on our doorstep - 1 hour from Jimi in North Notts and 1 hour from Paul in Leeds!
We did a five mile round trip ending up at the pub (of course - we earned it). The first mile is on a country lane, nice and easy. Then... bloody hell it gets steeper and steeper... Up a footpath, through some woods, stop for a No.1, through some heather and bracken, up through & over the rocks.... until we eventually reach the top where we had a flask of tea (essential for walking) and had some "snap" (that's Nottingham for lunch). After that it was about a mile along the edge - where massive boulders line the cliff - then down down down and back into Hathersage, the pub, a pint... Mint!
Oscar thought it was a Grand Day Out, and so did we....
Hathersage is "rate" near Sheffield and easy from Nottingham, Derby, Chesterfield all the way up to Leeds.
Download the OS Maps App (it's free to download) and find the route "Hathersage 2" and away you go - wear proper boots and sh*t though, don't be a nobhead out there in your best trainers! :)