One of the reasons we moved to London was that it enabled us to travel to nearby European cities on weekends instead of taking a massive European holiday. We have been truly inspired by the Travel Man, Richard Ayoade. Richard hosts a TV show that take him and a guest to a city travelable from London for 48 hours. He maximises some of the world’s most popular destinations in a bite size time frame by fitting as much of the city into 48 hours i.e. a weekend. We love his catch phrase – “We’re here but should we have come!” and have been pronouncing it every time we land in a city just like he does in his show.
The Peak District is a national park in the centre of England. It is bordered by Manchester and Sheffield and is mostly comprised of farmland and private land. There are many public walking, hiking and cycling trails with magnificent views. The highest peak is Kinder Scout.
Things to See and do
- Kinder Scout
- Mam Tor
Hiking our way down to Edale campsite
Peak of Mam Tor – it was very windy
Rainy start to a morning hike
The goats & sheep huddle along a wall
Hot tea for a very cold and wet day
The Peak District is about three hours by train from Central London. We transited through Sheffield and travelled via East Midlands Trains.
On the way to the peak district we had to improvise and catch a bus through as there was rail disruptions at Edale station.
As we were backpack camping, we stayed at a local tent only campsite based in Edale. Fieldhead Campsite is well equipped and has all the amenities necessary for a comfortable nights stay.
Back in our tent… airing our clothes
Finally – “We’re here but should we have come?”
- Amazing hiking trails
- Small interesting towns that sell food
- Bad weather dampens the mood
Total Cost Breakdown: £152.10
Food & Drinks: £10.00