This weekend I visited the Peak District with 11 friends for a walking weekend. One of the group, Neil is working towards attaining the Lowland Leader qualification – http://www.mountain-training.org/walking/skills-and-awards/lowland-leader.
The weekend gave Neil the opportunity to gain invaluable experience in learning to lead a group walking. Our route started in a small village south of Buxton called Longnor. From here we walked south through the gritstone landscape passing the remains of Pilsbury Castle an Iron Age Fort onto Hartington.
After a short stop we continued further South where the geology of the landscape changed to limestone and the stunning Wolfscale Dale.
The walk then continued onto Wetton Mill and the Manifold Trail.
We then followed the Manifold Valley Trail to Hulme End and beyond returning to Longnor for a well deserved pint after 21 miles of walking.