haven't done enough camping since we arrived in the UK, so this
year we decided to try to schedule some. Our first excursion was
to Crowden in Longendale, a reservoir-filled valley east of Glossop,
cutting east-west into the peaty moorland of the Dark Peak, an area
familiar to those who plod along the Pennine Way.
pitched our tent in Crowden camp site (a CCC site, tents only),
which was very pleasant, apart from the rumble of trucks along the
A628, a few early morning jets flying into Manchester airport and
a billion midges that ruin any attempt to sit out late into the
evening. Ralph of course was instantly voraciously attacked, but
the midges also had a nibble at Lenore, which is unusual.
downloaded some walks from go4awalk,
followed one to the letter and the second we shortened a little.
time we camped at the CCC site at Hayfield, on the western fringe
of the Peak. Still plenty of midges, but a village with plenty of
pubs in which to shelter! Another couple of pleasant walks from
go4awalk.com and nice weather.