Monday, 26 November 2018

Weekends go too fast!


Today we headed over the Pennines to view a flat with our daughter and spent the rest of the day mooching about in Sheffield - I love going to Sheffield, so many great places to visit and a trip wouldn't be complete without stopping off at the Unwrapped Shop to fill up our empty jars and containers.

The peanut butter machine is so much fun to use! 😍

It would be great if we had a a zero waste shop on our doorstep.

We stayed overnight in Castleton in our usual spot ready for a walk the next morning.


A bit drizzly first thing but it soon cleared up and we set off on our walk.
The Parish Church of Edale 

We parked at Edale Station to do the BL series which is a short series of 14 caches on a 4 mile loop.  The first cache of the series is very close to the start of the Pennine Way.
Pub which marks the start of the Pennine Way

The Pennine Way National Trail is a 268 mile (429 Km) walking route from Edale in Derbyshire to Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders. It was the very first National Trail and opened on 24th April 1965.  It's a trail I have always wanted to do, we have walked bits of it over the years but to set off and complete the whole trail would be amazing.

Including stopping for lunch and dawdling for muggle walkers and generally enjoying the scenery the walk took us 3hrs 19mins but we weren't in a hurry so if you were pushed for time you could easily do it much faster.

One of the caches, Oh Noe Not Again, required wading in the River Noe so we decided to go back for that one at the end of the walk with our wellies.  We were able to park right next to it, the water was quite fast flowing but it was great fun.

Oh Noe Not Again

We rounded off the day with a few Church Micros and a multi from 2006 called In Search of Thomas - sadly we didn't find Thomas because by the time we got to GZ it was dark and the leaf fall was heavy so after a long search we had to admit defeat, we'll have to return in daylight to find that one.  Sometimes it's fun finding caches in the dark but the one thing I miss is seeing the scenery, not long to wait now until the nights start drawing out again 😀

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