Friday, 26 July 2013

Derbyshire - July 2013

Andy, Rob and Neil together with Abby and Pip had a weekend camping at the Duke of York in Pomeroy, Derbyshire.

On Friday we walked to Earl Sterndale for a pint at the Quiet Woman and then carried on to Parkhouse Hill. Pip was severely put upon by a herd of heifers on the way back to the pub, where owing to the excessive heat, we were forced to have another pint. 

The camp site

Parkhouse and Chrome Hills in the distance

Rob and Pip rest in the shade

Parkhouse Hill

Parkhouse Hill

Andy poses on the summit

Neil at the top

Chrome Hill

Pip has a breather and admires the view

The way down

From the top

The hill is an ancient reef apparently
Pip and the heifers

Pip comments on the indignity of being chased across a field by Bovril on the hoof.

Rob leads the cows home
Back at the pub
 On Saturday we walked from Miller's Dale to Monsall Head along the old railway line and had a pint or two at the hotel before returning along the line. Too many cyclists to be comfortable, especially with dogs.

Tunnel vision

Monsall Head

Monsall Head

Rob and Neil

Pip and Abby

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Devon - April 2013

A few photographs from our camping expedition to Lynton back in April.

Saturday - A stroll from the camp site to the Valley of the Rocks.

Rob and Andy with Abby


Valley of the Rocks

Saturday - breakfast (enormous, with bloody marys at Simon & Sheila's caravan. What's wrong with a tent you weeds? Thanks for the breakfasts). Then a walk from the camp site, through Lynton to Heddons Mouth and the Hunters Inn. A near mutiny on the coast path was averted by Sheila constantly telling Simon that the pub was just around the next corner. Some of us started the walk back from the pub to be picked up by Simon and Rob at about half distance.

Sheila and Simon

Half way to the Hunters Inn - Simon on the verge of mutiny!

Sunday - Cold, Dunkery Beacon on the way home.
Dunkery Beacon

Glencoe, Scotland June 2013

Gill, Neil and Pip had a week in Scotland staying at the Clachaig Inn in Glencoe.

A few photos (mostly) of Glencoe and Glen Nevis:

The famous notice

Clachaig Inn

One of the locals


Gill in her deer hunting kit

The Deer Hunter

The Jacobite steam train

Caledonian Canal - Neptune's Staircase locks

Looking into Glencoe across Loch Linnhe

Pip at Castle Tioram

Glenfinnan Monument

The "Harry Potter" viaduct at Glenfinnan

Castle Stalker

These artists will paint with anything these days

Gill & Pip on the way to Kerrera


The rope bridge in Glen Nevis

The rope bridge in Glen Nevis
Some of us couldn't manage the bridge and had to swim

Steall waterfall, Glen Nevis

Glen Nevis

Inverlochy Castle

The Jacobite on the Lochy Bridge

Glencoe looking across Loch Leven

Pip at Chanonry Point, looking for dolphins, bored!