Lowland Leader Training Day

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.

Hartington Village Square
Hartington Village Square

After a short stop we continued further South where the geology of the landscape changed to limestone and the stunning Wolfscale Dale.

The start of the narrow limestone valley.
The start of the narrow limestone valley.

IMG_5433

IMG_20041101_085222

The walk then continued onto Wetton Mill and the Manifold Trail.

Descending towards Wetton Mill.
Descending towards Wetton Mill.
Lunch Stop
Lunch Stop

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.

Sunset
Sunset
Neil - The Leader
Neil – The Leader
Great view to end a Great day.
Great view to end a Great day.
The final leg
The final leg

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s