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Weekend getaway to the Peak District

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Are you fed up with the busy city life? Do you feel the need to relax a bit in a beautiful scenery with fresh air? Are you tired of the gym and want a different kind of exercise, like hiking? Do you want to fall asleep to the sound of stream water and sheep instead of drunk people yelling and loud cars?

Well I have the perfect idea! Camping in the Peak District!

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We took a train from London Victoria to Edale through Manchester. The journey took us 3 hours and 15 minutes. I suggest getting a rail card if you don’t have one, as it saves lots of money!

We arrived to Edale around noon. We made our way to our camp site. We stayed in Fieldhead Campsite. We put our tent up, had a picnic and we were ready to explore!

We hiked to Mam Tor. We were very lucky with the weather as the sun was out the whole day. The hike was quite easy with nice views and not busy at all.However when we got to the top we realized you can make your way up by car as well, this made the top very busy with people.

Mam Tor Mam Tor

We sat down for a few minutes and enjoyed the view, then made our was back to the campsite for dinner. The Jetboil made it very easy and quick to boil some water, so we could enjoy our Wayfarer camping food warm. Tasty!

Jetboil

The next day we packed up our tent, mattresses and sleeping bags. We left everything in the storage room of the camp site and then set off on another hike on the Pennine Way. We walked through a few farms before we reached Jacob’s Ladder. There is a little stream at the bottom of it, where a few children were having a swim. Seemed like a good idea in the hot weather. It was a bit challenging to make our way up, but it was well worth the effort for the stunning views. Good hiking boots are definitely needed!

Jacob's Ladder Jacob's Ladder Jacob's Ladder

After Jacobs Ladder we faced a decision. Hike up to Kinder Scout or choose a shorter hike back to the campsite. We chose the shorter hike, which also had some nice scenery. We hiked past Noe Stool, Wool Packs and Crowden Tower. We had a little break on top of the mountain where we had stunning views to Edale.

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After we realized we can’t stay there forever, as we had work the next day, we said goodbye to this beautiful place and walk down to Edale, collected our things from the storage and caught a train back to London.

Do you enjoy hiking, camping? What’s your favourite place to hike in the UK?

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9 comments

  1. Looks like a great place for camping! Love the mountains and the endless green fields!

  2. Oh man, this is right up my alley! My blog has a major outdoor focus too and I loved learning more about this area from your post! Also, I really need to get a jetboil hahaha

  3. I love hiking and camping and would really enjoy some outdoor adventuring in the Peak District. The green fields and so vibrant and I love the photo of the lamb!

  4. This place does look very remote and quiet! Must be great to hike around the country side (instead of going to the gym! I hate the gym)

  5. I enjoy camping but I’ve only camped in Jamaica. My fav place is Holywell, found in our Blue & John Crow Mountains. Maybe you should try it here & then compare the experiences! :)

  6. I love your Jet Boil pic. My other half is always looking to make use of his so you’ve inspired me to plan our next camping trip :)

  7. I love the idea of a weekend getaway that consists of physical activity. I have never done a weekend hike, but your pictures are giving me ideas. Looks like it was serene.. cant wait to try it out myself ;)

  8. I am lucky enough to live right next to the Lake District so this has to be my favourite place to hike. I love Coniston Old Man. My brother lives in the Peak district and it is really nice to go walking when I visit him.
    Great post. Thanks for sharing.

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