Hello from a sunny Derbyshire. Well it was earlier, it's dark now and I'm sitting in the lounge at Ravenstor Hostel. I am the only guest tonight, just me and the Warden. I could have booked a private room but it would have cost more, I still have a room to myself, even though it has eight beds in it. I had a lovely hot shower and cooked my own dinner, the tele is on and I am watching it with one eye.
My journey took me down the M18 and the M1 motorways, off at Junction 30 to Chesterfield.Through Staveley where I stopped to have a look at a store which caught my eye while waiting at traffic lights. It was supposed to be a discount store, but I didn't think their prices were particularly cheap. I spent £1 on three cartons of juice drink, nothing else took my fancy.
Just past Baslow is Calver, I spotted a good walk on the map so made a stop there and parked next to the Church. The first part was following the River Derwent, past Stocking Farm, and on to Froggatt bridge. There is a wide horseshoe shaped weir.
Not far off the top now. I watched a climber crawling her way to the top.
That's the column of rock looking at it from the top.
I carried on along the top of Froggatt Edge, it turns into Curbar Edge.
At the end the path comes down to join the road. I turned right and walked back to the car. That's where I was, up there on that big rock.
And here is Jack the warden waiting to sign me in.
I hope the weather is good to me tomorrow, I've checked the map and found some routes to try out. Catch you tomorrow. Toodle pip.