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Message posted by heather + phil on 21/4/2014 at 3:50pm
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I managed to sneak off for a couple of days, so I thought that I would spend them on Big Moor.

Heather dropped me off at The Robin Hood pub and I made my way onto the moor via White Edge. I'd found what I believed to be an ideal spot until a black dog trampled all over the place where I had just dropped my gear off and p****d all over the grass. Then I noticed a man with a tweed hat marching purposely towards me, making me think aye aye, here we go, get off my land etc.

After a conversation, which lasted around twenty minutes with this very nice gentlemen who wasn't the land owner (phew!), I decided to think again as to where I was going to spend the night. (He told me that he comes up every day at around 6.00am).

To be honest, I was feeling a little put-out having to move at first, and after I had managed to get myself set up, a jogger went running past with an "Evening" greeting as he sailed past. Actually, I'm not certain who was surprised the most! Thankfully, he was the last person that I saw for the rest of the day.

After cooking and a brew, I was treated to a lovely sunset, followed by an amazing blood red moon rise over Dronfield. So, after a bottle of wine and the fact it was getting quite cold, I jumped into my sack and slept the whole night.

When morning came, and I could no longer put off the need to splash my boots, I got out of bed and headed back to The Robin Hood pub via Froggatt Edge, to await my lift home.

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great piccies. that is a bit too wild for me

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Great pics once again Phil.....

Was that a walking pole you used for the A frame???

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Thanks, scooby44. It was a nice camp. Just surprisingly busy.

I used two bivi poles, jelboy53. I usually use them in conjunction with two walking poles, but I forgot the blooming things, so I used a guy line as a ridge line plus one at each end. It worked ok.

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Looks like another good camp, even if it wasn't as quiet as other spots.

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some good photos there phill. I love the one where it is looking down onto a village. what is the name of the village

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Great pictures. I had to laugh though, not as quiet as you thought. You must have camped near the highway. Haha
I can see your A frame.

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Another great report

I think the nosiest place I've camped at in terms of just the location was one on the outskirts of Tarporley. It was a lovely setting, with a small disused quarry nearby, but it was right next to the A51 and the site wasn't big enough that some parts of it would be quiet.

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Fab as usual.

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I really enjoyed it, RTS5. I suppose it's unreasonable to think that you won't run into someone.

Thank's, superpup. I was on Froggatt/Curbar Edge, so it was probably Curbar.

Well spotted, heath63! I might as well have! Thanks.

Thanks, privatehudson. It sounds like an interesting place.

It wasn't noisy where I was. In fact, there wasn't even a wind. It did get very cold, which was a surprise.

I forgot to say that my breakfast of porridge, powdered milk and honey went down lovely.   

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Sounds like my idea of gourmet meals

I'm off on a hiking trip to Holland in May, but no camping as I'm staying with a friend in Eindhoven


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Sounds exciting. It looks like a lovely place. Wouldn't it be good to have friends in all the places where you would like to walk? Dream on, Phil......

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It is for me yes, a 10 day hike to cover the ground of the Market Garden campaign (featured in A Bridge Too Far). My grandfather was in one of the armoured brigades involved in the campaign, so I've wanted to go there for some time.

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That is really interesting. Will you do a review of your trip? Perhaps include photos of your grandfather, if that's possible? Whereas the reality of war is simply horrific, I can't help but find it fascinating.........

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Enjoyed the pics and report once again Phil.

It just shows what amazing scenery we have in the UK.

A man after my own heart..porridge for brekkie!!!

Hope you had a pint or three before the wife picked you up

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Can't beat porridge! Another great post thanks! Certainly got me wanting to get back to the peak. I'm having to go to Derby quite regularly with work now so if I can arrange it for a Friday I may be able to sneak a trip! The OH also wants to go to Chatsworth so maybe a family camp on the cards too.

Great to see you getting out so much. I bombed out for April mainly due to a family holiday (in a cottage - doesn't count!)- hopefully 2 camps in May, although for me the backpacking season is pretty much over till late autumn. Still hoping for some camps in the Lakes & getting our young lad up the 3000' peaks.

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