April 22, 2012

Peak District hiking!

Last Saturday I, my wife and her friend from Coventry decided to walk somewhere in the Peak District.
So I found a route on the map that seemed to fit us three. A route of about 14km, which took off from Fairholmes visitor center.
The route took us along the Upper dervent reservoir to Howden reservoir, a distance of about 5km.
The path went further along a trail up the peak plateau. Once up we continued down to the Hope Valley, on to the Snake Pass and then back towards Fairholmes.
The hike was pretty nice where it began, with forrest and water, went on to areas with alpine character, with ravines and ended with forests.
All in all, with coffee and photo breaks, it took us just over 5 hours.

Managed to shoot for me a new bird species, a peregrine falcon and a redstart. I did not get any good pics of the peregrine but on Redstart, which you can see below.
New born lamb

White Mallard/Vit gräsand

Howden reservoir

Peak plateau, Hope valley

Hope valley

New born



Mallard babies

Meadow pipit


  1. Kul att nån hittat fåglar bl a ;)
    Ska bli intressant hur många pippisar du lyckas fota här sen ;)

    1. Jo det är kul när man hittar nya arter, men det är inget lätt jobb att hitta dom. Gäller o ha tur oxå.
      Är ju en sak att hitta dom, men desto svårare o fota dom ibland. :(
      Jo nog ska vi hitta några pippisar där oxå, måsar finns det väl i alla fall :-P

  2. Hehe jo dom asen finns överallt :)