People of the Peak

On this page are some of the people I have met and talked with whilst out in the Peak District. There is also a Facebook page peopleofthepeak

Saturday April 2nd 2017 Alport Castles, Dark Peak, Peak District National Park

 

Roger, Gill, Lynn, Keith, Steve, Ann at Rowlee Pastures heading for Westend

David and Diana at Alport Castles heading for Alport hamlet

Sean and Keith at Alport Castles heading for Westend. Keith has the best hat I have seen in many a year. The kind of hat a mother would knit

Friday 7th April Alport Valley and Westend Moor, Dark Peak, Peak District National Park

 

Patch, Sam and Roger in the Alport Valley. I was a little suprised to see anyone at all. These two gentlemen are members of Glossop Mountain Rescue. The lovely dog is the one called Roger. You just cannot beat that.

Malcolm above Glethering Clough. He really wanted to be back in the Karakorams

Sunday 16th April Derwent Village and Pike Lowe, Dark Peak, Peak District National Park

 

I met Paul walking along Derwent Lane through the old Part of Derwent village. He was a mad keen walker and knew a lot of areas. Lovely chap. We had a discussion about bikes on footpaths, when along came a cyclist telling us about a car abandoned almost in Howden reservoir.

I met Louisa and Phil near Pike Low above Derwent. Louisa is from Australia where it doesn’t rain as much as in the Dark Peak she told me.

May 2nd Derwent Edge, Dark Peak, Peak District National Park

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For some reason lots of people from Manchester on the hills today. This is Jeff, Julia, Mark and Helen who I met on Green Sitches. I liked the old Mountain Equipment jat that Julia had on.

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Another Manchester group this time at Back Tor. Had a long and lovely talk about everything outdoors. Susan, John, Ann, Roger and Badger the dog. I thought Roger a dead ringer for Mike Parsons of Karrimor.

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Eddie and Jane sheltering from the wind at Back Tor.

Saturday 13th May Birchinlee Pastures and Bridge-end Pasture

Lucy and Rachel on Birchinlee Pastures above Alport, Dark Peak, Peak District National Park. Paul Besley copyright

Lucy and Rachel on Birchinlee Pastures above Alport

Lucy and Rachel heading for Alport Castles. Kinder Scout in the future they said. Lovely chat with two lovely people.

Yuky at Bridge End Pasture on his way to Bleaklow, Dark Peak, Peak District National Park. Paul Besley copyright

Yuky at Bridge End Pasture

This is Yuky in training for an ultra marathon along Hadrians Wall. He had set off from Fox House and was heading to Bleaklow then return via Kinder. That is some run.

22nd May White Peak East book walk around Eyam

Time and Meg at Eyam. People of the Peak

Tim and Meg at Eyam

I met Tim and Meg on the closed road to Eyam. A former Sheffield lad Tim had escaped to live in Eyam. I do not know where Meg (the dog) came from.

I met this group down at Stoke Ford. They were all full of laughter. Many were from the Jaguar Land Rover plant and were enjoying a day out in the White Peak. L-R Maureen, Annie, Vince, Kevin, Mike, Chris, Dave and Finbarr. A great set of people.

L-R Maureen, Annie, Vince, Kevin, Mike, Chris, Dave and Finbarr.

I met this group down at Stoke Ford. They were all full of laughter. Many were from the Jaguar Land Rover plant and were enjoying a day out in the White Peak. A great set of people.

1st June White Peak East book walk Bradwell to Offerton

Fleur and Mick

Fleur and Mick on the Byway by Abney Moor

Fleur and Mick on the Byway by Abbey Moor. Both wanting to explore the Dark Peak more. Lovely chat with two wonderful people. Mick once chatted with a stranger for 90 minutes, which is no surprise Fleur and Mick were both very engaging and full of life.

23rd June Hope Forest

Jim and John in Oyster Clough Cabin

Jim and John enjoying a brew.

Jim and John enjoying a brew in Oyster Clough cabin which is sadly showing signs of the wrong kind of attention.

24th June Hagg Farm

Debbie and Michelle at Hagg Farm, Dark Peak, Peak District National Park. People in the Peak. Paul Besley

Debbie and Michelle at Hagg Farm, Dark Peak, Peak District National Park

Debbie and Michelle on the bridleway near Hagg Farm. I had a lovely chat with these two ladies about proper walking on proper moors. They were both so full of life. Marvellous.