Blogs from Castleton, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe


Europe » United Kingdom » England » Derbyshire » Castleton December 12th 2014

So in the immortal words of the group Slade - So here it is Merry Christmas , everyone having fun, ................we felt it was time to hit the road again . Suzy has been going stir crazy over the last few months. Just like us she wanted to be on the road again. We had being suffering cabin fever stuck inside. OK we have a new Camper stops book to peruse and our 2015 ACSI camping book has arrived but it is not the same sitting and reading at home in front of the Christmas tree rather than sitting and reading inside Suzy and being out and about. After her clean and polish it was time to think where to go. We had to do it . . Just a few days but surely there was ... read more
Castleton church
One of the pew ends

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Derbyshire » Castleton April 14th 2012

This weekend we headed out of town early on Saturday with one of Mike's friends from law school in Toronto and her fiancé to the Peak District for some camping and hiking. It was a struggle to figure out where we should go (the Peak District is a big hiking region in the English "mountains," three hours north of London near Manchester), but our lovely Australian friends Jas and Stu had the great idea of going to Edale. We originally were going to rent a car to get there, but since there was a train station near the campsite, we opted to take the train instead. It was easier since none of us like to drive on the wrong (left) side! The campsite was about a 20-minute walk from the train station, so we hiked in ... read more
A typical English country road
Sometimes, it is just easier to stand on your breakfast bowl...
The men are trying to find our campsite from the top of the mountain

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Derbyshire » Castleton April 17th 2011

Elke reden om te feesten is voldoende. Deze verjaardag wilde ik terug naar de UK; Hathersage, Baslow, Castleton, ... Een streek waar mijn hartje zich vrij en blij voelt. Op mijn verjaardag zelf vertrokken we om 2u30 richting Calais. Onze auto had pas een onderhoud gehad en in hun haast waren ze de koelvloeistof vergeten aan te vullen. Gelukkig hadden we dit snel verholpen. We misten in Calais de trein door op 'standby' te wachten tot het billboard aangaf om in te schepen. Veranderde het billboard toch zeker niet! Een uurtje later waren we toch op weg. Op de Londense ring reden we een beetje te ver. Door al de weg-werkzaamheden moet je extra goed opletten. Gelukkig verliep de rest van onze 4-daagse trip zonder noemenswaardige problemen. En we genoten van het klimmen. Mijn eerste dagje ... read more
Afstrepen van de routes op tijd en stond....
Prachtige dorpjes!
Feesten als de beesten!

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Derbyshire » Castleton August 16th 2008

A weekend walking in the Peak District comes highly recommended, so it was time for me to give it a go. We headed to Castleton, a small town in the Vale of Hope (aww lovely). We chose the Kinder Scout climb, first making our way up a dry(ish) river bed to the peaks plateau (the highest in the Peak District). There were lots of people following the same route (although apparently nothing like the ‘highway’ it is in summer). However, once the ascent is made, people disperse around the plateau, which is basically a bog. The peat bog on the Kinder Scout plateau is amazing. I’ve never seen anything like it. I picture a bog as one big flat area, but this is covered with deep trenches (and when I say deep, I mean deeper than ... read more
Start of the walk
Peat trench
Check out that peat trench!

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