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Grey Festive Days

Christmas week, bleak. Not the bleak mid-winter of tales and imagination with deep snow and icy winds, the landscape frozen in nature’s frigid grasp. Just wet, windy, dark.  Incessant rain, water levels rising. High water Days that didn’t seem to … Continue reading

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Hill Forts and Limestone Ravines

It was a dull, damp and dreary morning in the Peak District – not at all inspiring for running in the hills. Cloud capped Peak District hills With the air in the valley full of fine drizzle and the higher … Continue reading

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Howden Reflections

Not a breath of wind disturbed the surface of Howden Reservoir. Reflections on Howden Reservoir The air was cold and still, the glassy water mirroring the trees and hills on either bank, the sky a pale blue showing through the milk of … Continue reading

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Winter Coming

The high moors of the Peak District have had their first dusting of snow. Winter comes to the Peak District And with a cold, crisp winter’s day giving an ideal opportunity for a run I decided to visit some less … Continue reading

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I Spy Blue Sky

The deluge that affected most of the country this week made running in the Peak District an unpleasant experience. However the worst seems to be over, for now anyway, and I looked out this morning to see blue sky and … Continue reading

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Deer on the Moor

The weather in the Peak District has not been good for running this week. Strong winds and heavy rain combined with a niggling injury has seen me reduced to walking and practising my map & compass skills.  After almost a … Continue reading

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Bright Jewels on a Dull Day

Some days the Peak District is shrouded in low cloud or hill fog and the splendid views are replaced by a damp, dreary clag. It is harder to be inspired on these dull days, no yonder far horizon of blue … Continue reading

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Fell Running: Frosty Morning, White Edge

A beautiful frosty morning fell run in the Peak District It was the kind of morning I love.  As the daylight increased it revealed a pale, cloud free sky as far as the horizon.  I wanted to make the most … Continue reading

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Fell Running: Edale Skyline

The Edale Skyline is a tough fell race covering over 20 miles of rough terrain above the Edale valley in the Peak District. Taking place early in the season it is unreliable in terms of weather conditions, some years warm and … Continue reading

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Fell Running: Derbyshire White Peak

Fell Running in the Derbyshire Peak District. Pictures of a hilly fell run in the White Peak of Derbyshire. The steep climbs and narrow ridges of Parkhouse and Chrome Hills give an almost Alpine feel to this beautiful run. Parkhouse … Continue reading

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