hiking travel

Weekend in Peak District, England

August 27, 2018

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.

 

Peak District

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

  • Edale
  • 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

Transport

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.

 

Accomodation

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?”

The good:

  • Amazing hiking trails
  • Small interesting towns that sell food

The bad:

  • Bad weather dampens the mood

 

Total Cost Breakdown: £152.10

Transport: £110.10

Accommodation: £32.00

Food & Drinks: £10.00

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