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Sunday, August 05, 2007

Walk To Monsal Dale and Ashford In The Water

It's been a busy weekend so far. Yesterday morning I mowed the front and back lawn. It's been the first time in a while that the weather has been nice enough to do it. We bought Neil and Caroline's old petrol mower the other day, so that made the job easier. I still had to strim the grass first, and the mow it twice. Luckily it wasn't too hot.

In the afternoon we went over to Neil and Carolines for a BBQ. It's Carolines birthday during the week, hence the BBQ. As per normal Me and Neil were completely pissed by the end of the night. Amanda was quite tipsy too. Beer, Wine and the sun are an interesting combination.

Today Me, Amanda, Neil and Caroline went for a walk as the weather was due to be good. They picked Me and Amanda up at 8am and we drove past Bakewell to the start of the walk. We started the walk just before 9am, and it was already very hot outside.

This walk is very scenic. You go down into Monsal Dale. On the way down you get a really good view of the viaduct. The walk was also very steep in places. This was made harder by the heat.

The walk is 6 miles in total. Neils GPS reckoned we was doing around 2.8mph on average. Not a bad speed considering how hot it was. Also when we got to the forest, things cooled down a lot more.

We stopped for lunch about 12. We were all hungry by that point. My legs were starting to ache too. Sitting down for 20 minutes just makes you cease up, and it's difficult to get going again.

As we got to the last 3rd of the walk, we had to climb up a very steep hill. The hill was very rocky. Luckly it was dry. Trying to climb this hill when it is wet would have been difficult and dangerous.

This walk wasn't from the usual AA book. Neil got it off a website. I can't remember the link though. DOH!. I'll post again later when I find out the website address.

We are both knackered now, but we can now relax this afternoon and not feel guilty about be lazy as we have already done this walk.

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