The Inn Way to the Peak District (1 of 4)

Regular readers with good memories may recall that last year my mate Colin and I did 4 days of the Inn Way to the Yorkshire Dales.   Well, we had so much fun (how could you not, with all that fresh air and real ale available 😊) that we decided to tackle another of the five routes in the Inn Way Series – this time, the Peak District.  As before we only did 4 days of a possible 6, by cutting across back to Hathersage instead of continuing on to Castleton.  (See overview route map below).

We had trouble finding accommodation in Baslow, so our first day would take us, slightly off route, to a wonderful B&B, with a HUGE cooked breakfast, called Holly Cottage, in Pilsley.

Our aim was to start at 11am but, thanks to not one, but two, cancelled Northern trains from Sheffield, Colin’s arrival in Hathersage was delayed by an hour an a half and we set off at 1pm.  This meant a cracking pace had to be set in order to reach our destination 14.5 miles or 23km later.   The route took us over the top of Stanage Edge, then south along White Edge, Froggat Edge and finally Curbar Edge, before dropping down through Baslow to Pilsley.

5 thoughts on “The Inn Way to the Peak District (1 of 4)

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  2. Hi Mike, liked the report of this walk! But I also wanted to pop in and say hi. Yesterday, I visited an art exhibit hosted in the old national gallery of Berlin (it’s on trough September 16th! 😉 called Wanderlust…and it was of course about the 19th century trends of exploring the Alps and other areas on foot. Had to think of you.

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    • Hi Dorothea. Thanks for dropping by and thinking of me. It sounds like an interesting exhibition. We have a book entitled How the English made the Alps (or something similar) which explains how the Swiss etc. didn’t bother too much about going to the top of mountains until the English (or maybe British) came over. So I presume it may have followed that sort of theme? (Or maybe the book used a bit of poetic license!)

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