Another Friday in the company of guidebook writer Paul Besley and his (SARDA search) dog Scout. White Peak wandering was the order of the day (after a huge breakfast at the Yondermann Cafe in Wardlow.
Millers Dale to Long Lane (Limestone Way), and then a series of lanes and tracks across ‘classic’ White Peak country (aka dry stone walls and green fields as far as they eye can see … broken up by enormous quarrying sites). We made the Church Inn in Chelmorton for a refresher. A look see in to Bullhay Dale was followed by Horseshoe Dale, Deep Dale, back over the top via Caxter Lane to the Churn Hole, and then Wye Dale and Chee Dale, and back to Millers Dale. A lot of Dales.
The weather was very kind, and the winding pathway through all the Dales, especially alongside the Wye was very very scenic. Scout enjoyed the many opportunities to dive in. Another good day ‘modelling’ for Trail magazine, 20km in the legs, and the work put to rights under a rucksack and under a blue sky.
Chippy tea in Tideswell to round the day off, and then the drive home across the White and Dark Peak in bright evening sunshine. Good be outside.