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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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Message posted by spiritburner on 27/4/2014 at 11:46pm
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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.
Under Canvas 2014
3 Jan Tan Hill Inn
7 Feb Sykeside, Lake District
14 Mar Syke Farm, Lake District
15 Mar, wild, Lake District
6-7 June Smeatons Lakes, Newark
15-28 August Monplaisir, St Remy de Provence, FR.
17 & 21 October River Tilt Park, Blair Atholl
18-20 October - wild, Cairngorms
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