Mostly downhill in the Peak District: the Dark Peak by Clive Price

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  • Walking -- England -- Peak District -- Guidebooks.,
  • Peak District (England) -- Guidebooks.,
  • Derbyshire (England)

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StatementClive Price.
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv,153p. :
Number of Pages153
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21939467M
ISBN 101850584214

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I really enjoyed this book, it had a dark and brooding feel to it. Ella Cooper has come to the Peak District to kick start her flagging career as a true crime writer.

She is to look into a series of disappearances of young girls spanning 40 years and see if there is a story to be told/5. "Dark Peak Walks: 40 Walks Exploring the Peak District Gritstone and Moorland Landscapes, Paperback by Besley, Paul, ISBNISBNLike New Used, Free shipping in the US Guidebook to 40 walks in the Dark Peak area of the Peak District National Park.

35 circular routes for most abilities, from 8km to 19km, around Edale. Guidebook to 41 graded scrambles in the Dark Peak and Roaches areas of the Peak District, most of which can be done year round.

Includes areas such as Kinder Scout, the Wilderness Gullies and Bleaklow, and features both classic (Wilderness Gully East and Wildboar Clough) and lesser known routes. Link routes, variants and extensions also described. Buy Scrambles in the Dark Peak: Easy Summer Scrambles and Winter Climbs (British Mountains) by Terry Sleaford, Tom Corker (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(21). The Peak District is a beautiful upland area at the southern end of the Pennines stretching from Ashbourne in the south to the M62 in the north. The northern Dark Peak is an area of wild heather-clad moorland lined by gritstone edges and boulders that contrast with the limestone plateau and deep dales of the White Peak.

The Peak District covers a vast area in the center of England, and is divided into two main areas: the Dark Peaks and the White Peaks. The White Peaks are found in the lush, green south of the park, where you’ll find beautiful forests, limestone caves, and quaint towns and villages.

The Dark Peak is the higher and wilder part of the Peak District in England, mostly forming the northern Peak District but also extends south into its eastern and western is mainly in Derbyshire and parts of Staffordshire, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire.

It gets its name because (in contrast to the White Peak), the underlying limestone. The Peak District is an upland area in England at the southern end of the is mostly in northern Derbyshire, but also includes parts of Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Staffordshire, West Yorkshire, and South area of great diversity, it is most easily split into the Dark Peak, which forms an arc along the North, East and West sides where most of the.

My interest in using a strong sense of place in crime fiction goes back a long way. Conan Doyle’s 'The Hound of the Baskervilles ' made a deep impression on me as a child - a very dark story, with a wild, remote setting. In another story, Holmes tells Dr Watson: "The lowest and vilest alleys of London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful.

When it comes to walking in the Peak District it tends to be the Dark Peak and its gritstone edges that receive the lion's share of the attention. For those in search of something a little different and a little slower - but no less stunning - the White Peak is full of hidden gems, not just in terms of the walking, but also in terms of wildlife.

Need more help planning your Peak District trip. Join my Peak District walks Facebook page, follow on Instagram and/or Twitter for inspiration.

More information on the Peak District, including transport options, where to stay + other useful resources. Check out 7 YHAs in the Peak District and find the best walks direct from your accommodation. For camping or glamping near Stanage Edge and the Dark Peak, you might like to look for sites near the village of Hathersage.

White Peak. The Hope Valley, one of the most popular parts of the Peak District, crosses the national park east to west and provides a natural boundary between the Dark Peak in the north and the White Peak in the south.

Guidebook to 40 walks in the Dark Peak area of the Peak District National Park. 35 circular routes for most abilities, from 8km to 19km, around Edale, Marsden, Fairholmes, Baslow and Castleton, including Kinder Scout and Mam Tor, and 5 longer (25km to 45km) routes highlighting the best of the Gritstone Edges, High Moorland and Deep Valleys.

Lose Hill walk from Castleton Lose Hill summit, a short walk from Castleton. Distance: 5 miles/8 km Walk time: hours Total ascent: m/1, ft Lose Hill is a great short walk to do in the Peak District and Castleton is a hikers hub, with good car parking, shops and pubs for before or after your hike.

The Peak is a mile ( km) mountain bike ITT(individual time trial) in the rugged Peak District National Park of central England. This means that you can ride the loop — starting at any point and time of the year you like — and time yourself to see how you compare to other riders who’ve gone before you.

It’s an alternative to mass-start bikepacking events that’s been. There are two maps that cover the entire Peak District. For the south section of the National Park, known as the White Peaks Area you need Ordnance Survey map OL For the north section of the Peak District, the Dark Peaks Area you need Ordnance Survey map OL You can buy both maps at most outdoors shops or if you want to buy online ready for your trip you.

The Peak District’s Dark Peak area is essentially the southern end of the Pennines, especially as the Pennine Way starts at Edale and traverses it’s length before. It includes the Peak District’s highest point, Kinder Scout at m as well as the summit of Bleaklow Head which is the second highest.

These are both plateaus, with extensive ground over m. The Peak District is informally split into two distinct parts: the southern part is called the White Peak, and is generally made up of many quaint little villages, stone-built cottages, babbling brooks and forested hills.

The northern part is called the Dark Peak, and is more rugged and windswept, with largely high moors and heathland areas. Out of print. New edition due summer Our companion mountain bike guidebook to the bestselling Peak District Mountain Biking – Dark Peak Trails, White Peak Mountain Biking features the best trails, routes and rides in the White Peak in one compact and comprehensive guide.

Combining the finest trails in the southern half of the Peak District with new some new routes from the Dark Peak. A mountain bike trail guide for the (Dark) Peak District. It contains well-written, easy to follow routes for mountain bikers.

There some great routes that cover probably the best of what the Dark Peak has to offer. I’m part way through the book – moving to continue through to the longer and more difficult routes towards the end of the s:   Where is Peak District Located.

The Peak District is an upland area in England at the southern end of the national park spans square miles and is located within five English counties – Derbyshire, Cheshire, Staffordshire, Yorkshire and Greater Manchester.

The Peak Districts central location means it’s one of the most accessible. Few places in Britain provide such an infinite variety of walking opportunities as the Peak District National Park. From craggy crests of the Dark Peak, to the rolling limestone and flower-rich dales of the White Peak, this area offers sublime walking and a rich cultural and historical heritage, most notably, Chatsworth house, home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.

Our bestselling range of mountain biking guidebooks covers the UK and Alps, offering hundreds of fantastic route ideas. From the classic rocky big-mountain riding in the Lake District, the rough and tumble of the Peak District, classic Quantocks singletrack, Yorkshire Dales, Wales and Scotland and much much more.

Riding with sleeping bag on Peak District tracks The next morning, we pack our bikes and head off, with our 90km, two-day route pre.

Alpine descent Peak District near Ladybower. Whistler A-LINE: Can I Clear the World's Most Famous Jump Trail. - Duration: Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The Peak District Dark Peak Area OS Explorer Map (, Paperback) at the best online prices at eBay.

Free delivery for many products. OS Explorer Map OL1 The Peak District: Dark Peak Area New Map Book. £ Free postage. Book to join a small group of other people on an open group guided walk in the Peak District. These walks are on set dates throughout the year, and are usually between 8 and 13 miles and over hilly terrain.

The vivid atmospheric writing brought the cold and wet of the Peak District to life. The story was fast paced and exciting. I loved the well developed three dimensional characters of Sanne and Meg, who of course I wanted to get together as a couple.

For that reason alone, I will be compelled to read The Dark Peak Series Book s: Collect your bike and bikepacking bags in Sheffield city centre and head straight into the heart of the Peak District. Ride out to the overnight camp along a wiggly, 60km route that takes in gravel tracks and quiet lanes.

The Northern NIght Sky from Flagg, Derbyshire from Peak District Holiday Cottage on Vimeo. Peak District National Park dark sky sites. The 3 dark sky sites at national park car parks are located at: Surprise View, off the A near Hathersage; Parsley Hay, off the A near Hartington (nearest postcode SK17 0DG) – closest to the cottages.

The most popular thing to do on a day out in the Peak District is of course, go hiking. The Peak District is an upland area in England situated at the southern end of the Pennines.

The Peak District is divided into two areas: – The Dark Peak in the North – The White Peak in the South. Peak District National Park: Sarah Fowler, chief executive of the Peak District National Park said: “In a year that was already written into the history books by the unusual and unprecedented, no-one in the Peak District expected our skies to be graced by one of Europe’s most magnificent and rarest birds.

Sett Valley Trail. The Sett Valley Trail, on the Manchester side of the Peak District, is a short gentle trail. The mile walk, between the towns of Hayfield and New Mills was originally a stretch of the Hayfield to Manchester railway, closed down inwhich explains why it is an easy, level walk.

The Roaches Walk to Lud’s Church offers something different to the other Peak District walks and is usually quieter than popular parts of the Dark Peaks in holiday periods. With an unusual sandstone landscape, timeless woodlands and breathtaking views, it is no wonder it has inspired many famous tales and British climbing legends.

Peak District National Park: HEADING TO THE PEAK DISTRICT. HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW. If you're a first time visitor or haven't been back for a while, this simple guide will keep your visit safe and enjoyable. Alport Dale in the Dark Peak has an air of remote wilderness, enhanced by the tottering towers and eroded rock faces of Alport Castles, said to be the largest landslip in Britain.

Many valleys in the Dark Peak were flooded in the early years of the last century to create a series of reservoirs.

Mercifully for us, Alport Dale has escaped this fate. A frosty morning at Higger Tor one of the most famous photographic locations in the Peak District. Image by Chris Gilbert / Fotovue / “The Peak District is split into the Dark Peak – an area of moorland and gritstone cliffs; and the White Peak, a more rural area with lots of farms and drystone walls, villages and churches.

Map sheet number OL 24 in the OS Explorer series covers the Peak District area surrounding Buxton, Bakewell, Matlock and Dove Dale and is the perfect map to use when exploring the White Peak area.

Map sheet number OL1 in the OS Explorer series is ideal for exploring all that the Dark Peak area of the Peak District has to offer. Today, Victoria Peak is world-famous for offering fabulous panoramic views of Hong Kong.

There are many ways to get to Victoria Peak. By the Peak Tram: The most popular option is to catch the Peak Tram from the Lower Terminus.

The Peak Tram operates from 7am to 12 midnight and it takes only seven minutes to get to the top. Peak District Mountain Biking: Dark Peak Trails, Paperback by Barton, Jon; Coefield, John (ILT), ISBN X, ISBNBrand New, Free shipping in the US Peak District Mountain Biking by Jon Barton features 26 of the best mountain bike rides in the Dark Peak, between 9km and km in length, suitable for all levels of mountain bikers.

The Peak District is located in very close proximity to the main Sheffield universities of Sheffield Hallam University and Sheffield University. For students considering studying in Sheffield, the Peak District offers a wide array of activities and things to do while they continue their studies.Peak District Mountain Biking: Dark Peak Trails is the second edition of the bestselling guide to some of the greatest mountain biking in Britain.

Part of the MountainBiking series from Vertebrate Publishing, and as with all MTB guidebooks in this series features Ordnance survey Landranger mapping and striking action photography.

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