Posts Tagged ‘England’

Two straight legs – A walk from Derbyshire to Shropshire – Day five

Walk  Five – Croxden Abbey to Church Leigh, 7.25 miles Weather – as dull as very dull dishwater…again Petes view- More dull weather for a dull day of walking. Once we have left the Peak District it becomes a matter of plotting a route over endless unremarkable pasture, muddy green lanes and not much else. [...]

Posted by pete on February 27th, 2017 under Uncategorized Tags: , ,  •  No Comments

Two straight legs – A walk from Derbyshire to Shropshire – Day four

Walk  Four – Ellastone to Croxden Abbey, 6.25 miles Weather – Gloomier and greyer than a gloomy day… Petes view- At least it was dry and as it was only a short leg today we decided that the weather wouldn’t impinge on our enjoyment. Shock horror, we didn’t follow the Limestone Way – that went [...]

Posted by pete on January 30th, 2017 under Uncategorized Tags: , ,  •  No Comments

Two straight legs – A walk from Derbyshire to Shropshire – Day three

Walk Three – Thorpe to Ellastone, 7.25 miles Weather – Sunshine and a dusting of snow Petes view- A gloomy start to the year gave way to sunshine at last, and an overnight fall of snow gave a light dusting to some of the walk. We resumed at the car park near The Old Dog [...]

Posted by pete on January 23rd, 2017 under Uncategorized Tags: , ,  •  No Comments

Two straight legs – A walk from Derbyshire to Shropshire – Day two

Walk Two – Brassington to Thorpe, 7.5 miles Weather – Grey to start, delightful sunshine later … could do better Petes view- Before we started this new walk, we decided that we should try and walk the route in decent weather wherever possible. Kerry looks like she’s redefined decent weather to grey gloomy days. But [...]

Posted by pete on January 18th, 2017 under Uncategorized Tags: , ,  •  No Comments

Two straight legs – A walk from Derbyshire to Shropshire – Day one

Why two straight legs you ask? In 2014, I had two very bandy legs with little or no cartilage in the knees, followed in 2015 with one straight leg and one very bandy leg. A knee replacement had helped one leg, and to stop me walking in circles I had my other knee replaced in [...]

Posted by pete on December 23rd, 2016 under Uncategorized Tags: , ,  •  No Comments

The long path to recovery – Muggington to Darley Abbey

Muggington to Darley Abbey 6.8 miles – this the end, the end my friend, the end….of my old knee Petes view – Well all long walks have a start and a finish and this was no exception. The weather certainly rained on our parade today, but we arrived back in Darley Abbey to close the [...]

Posted by pete on July 11th, 2016 under Uncategorized Tags: , ,  •  No Comments

The long path to recovery – Edlaston to Muggington

Edlaston to Muggington 8 miles at 2.2 mph average moving – shuffling to the end Petes view – East and ever closer to the end. I tried not to feel too deflated as the end of our adventure was coming, and consoled myself that I have plenty of walks from my doorstep now. Today was [...]

Posted by pete on July 11th, 2016 under Uncategorized Tags: , ,  •  No Comments

The long path to recovery – Ashbourne to Edlaston

Ashbourne to Edlaston 6 miles at not very fast moving Petes view – The long path to recovery had already ended for me before todays walk had begun. My recovery form the knee replacement has been fine for the operated knee, apart from some nerve damage that takes quite a while to repair itself. But [...]

Posted by pete on July 10th, 2016 under Uncategorized Tags: , ,  •  No Comments

The long path to recovery – Milldale to Ashbourne

Milldale to Ashbourne 8 miles at a plod Petes view – A day of change, with no more Derbyshire Hills, and the very southern dale to walk out of into flattish agricultural landscapes. Only twenty odd miles left to get back to the starting point of a few months ago. From Milldale the route took [...]

Posted by pete on July 9th, 2016 under Uncategorized Tags: , ,  •  No Comments

The long path to recovery – Pilsbury to Milldale

Pilsbury to Milldale 8 miles with no moving averages – just moving Petes view – A peaceful day after last weeks storms, and very welcome sunshine to start the day. As ever Kerry considered my knees and offered to take the easy route along the gated road to Hartington, but I knew she’d already set [...]

Posted by pete on July 9th, 2016 under Uncategorized Tags: , ,  •  No Comments