One of the best walks in the Derbyshire Peak District of England is Jacob’s Ladder; an old pack horse route with a short steep climb leading to a magnificent view of the vale (valley) of Edale. It is bounded to the north by Kinder Scout, a plateau described as being ‘full of strange stones and goughs’ A gough, is a channel or fissure in a peat moor; also known as a peat hag.

One of the best walks in the Derbyshire Peak District of England is Jacob’s Ladder; an old pack horse route with a short steep climb leading to a magnificent view of the vale (valley) of Edale. It is bounded to the north by Kinder Scout, a plateau described as being ‘full of strange stones and goughs’ A gough, is a channel or fissure in a peat moor; also known as a peat hag.

Great Ridge, from Mam Tor, Peak District National Park. Part of a great circular walk out of Castleton or Edale.

Great Ridge, from Mam Tor, Peak District National Park. Part of a great circular walk out of Castleton or Edale.

Scafell Pike, Lake District, England - I climbed this mountain in July 2009, as part of the national 3 Peaks Challenge. This challenge, and in particular, this mountain due to the dismal weather conditions on the day, was both the best and worst thing I have done, simultaneously. Loved it!

Scafell Pike, Lake District, England - I climbed this mountain in July 2009, as part of the national 3 Peaks Challenge. This challenge, and in particular, this mountain due to the dismal weather conditions on the day, was both the best and worst thing I have done, simultaneously. Loved it!

Luds Church Peak District National Park, UK | shorter route here: http://www.theaa.com/walks/luds-church-and-the-roaches-420970#directions

Luds Church Peak District National Park, UK | shorter route here: http://www.theaa.com/walks/luds-church-and-the-roaches-420970#directions

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