As I wrote about recently, I’m part of the new steering committee for Marsden Walkers Are Welcome. We’re in the process of organising things like a survey of all the PROW (rights of way) paths in the area, in conjunction with Kirklees Council.
I had some time over Twixtmas / ‘Chrimbo Limbo’ which I’d blocked off for a walk on the hills with Brodie Dog. I had a notion to walk up to Millstone Edge, which I haven’t done for a while.
Then this morning friend Jenny invited me for a walk, but I couldn’t make that (I was awaiting a delivery). But the great weather and that invite made my mind up – I’d do an afternoon walk if I could (packing the head torch in case I was still out late on).
This was the third year that I’ve joined the Peak Bog Men Runners on their nighttime christmas jaunt to the middle of the moors, to decorate a previously selected fir tree (or trig point, as was last year).
The name is a misnomer for these jaunts as (a) some of the group a walkers (b) Peak Bog Women are in attendance (c) Peak Bog Canines are in attendance (d) strictly speaking we were on Marsden Moor – although at the very northern edge of the Peak District.
I haven’t been as far afield as I’d like since my recent Scotland trip. An already painful knee problem was exacerbated during the moors trekking we did. One (all ok) X-ray (‘now you need an MRI’) and an eight weeks (and counting) wait for a specialist consult – and I’m constrained to smaller jaunts. These are, essentially, dog walks up … Keep reading >
I have been helping to organise an outdoors themed day – Marsden Adventure Outdoors.
And thought I’d share it here for any readers in the West Yorkshire / Saddleworth / Peak District region (or further afield!) who wanted to come along.
This will be part of the Pennine Prospects Walk and Ride 2016 Festival.
I’ve become *slightly* obsessed in the last few weeks by the notion of spotting and photographing a Short Eared Owl on Marsden Moor, in more than a blurry camera phone fashion.
And I haven’t had much time for longer walks or indeed whole days away on a hike of late, so when I head out on what are essentially longer dog walks, it’s been great to have a bit of a focus.