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    To my shame, I haven't really explored the Peaks beyond a couple of short day trips when I was a lad. I might get the opportunity for an overnight up there soon, so my question is:

    If you were allowed to go to the Peak District for a day only, where whould you go?

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    i would defo eat lunch at kinder downfall

    on the northern edge of the kinder plateux there are some rather tasty overhanging boulders which are great for sleeping under.

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    I'd probably go out from either Edale and walk or run around the edge of Kinder Scout on one day - the less visitied far side overlooking the Snake Pass etc is lovely - then head out on the other side of the valley the day after for some added limestone.

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    Was thinking about Kinder, I guess Edale has the added advantage of also being able to go up Mam Tor to look at the hillfort (I'm an archaeologist)....

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    And it has a pub

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    If going up Kinder, I'd recommend going up via Crowden Brook from Upper Booth near Edale. Assuming it's not too wet, stick to the stream when it steepens, a bit of boulder hopping leading to a fine scramble. Things to see are Kinder Gates, Kinder Downfall and The WoolPacks near Pym Chair. I'd avoid descending Jacob's Ladder as it's horrid on the knees!

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    like I said, I'm an archaeologist....

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    Will 2 pubs do then?

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    and an offy?

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    As far as pubs are concerned, I quite like the Cheshire Cheese in Hope. It isn't far from Edale.

    I'd second the advice about the far side of kinder, the prospect is wilder.


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    I would park at the snake inn, walk up to the Kinder plateau via Fairbrook. Walk the whole edge path ( 7 hours ish ) and then drive to one of the many campsites in Edale,Castleton, and then go for a nosey at Mam Tor and maybe head over to Longnor to look at Parkhouse Hill and Chrome hill and all the caves that had skellybobs in

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    You could do the downfall and take in some archaeology.

    Maybe plan a round walk including Mam Tor hill fort > Rushup edge for the Lords seat bronze age round barrow > Kinderlow cairn > Downfall.

    If you really want to push it end your walk with a hike over to Crook Hill stone circle then across to Hordron edge stone circle.

    Or you could plan your own walk taking in some of the things covered on my wee site here.

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    Thanks for that Twiglegs

    A great site. I did not know I had that much moorland history near me!

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    What are the four photos on the fornt, Twiglegs?

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    Twiglegs: great site. Only one problem: the list of cairns and barrows is too long for my screen so I can't get down to the bottom of it! Otherwise I liked it.

    Thanks for the suggestions, folks. Looks like a wander in the Kinder vicinity. Like the sound of the north side....Will probably stay at the YHA in Edale as it's only £10 in Feb, when I'm going.

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    Twiglegs.That's a really well written website.On a different
    slant,do you have any up to date stuff on the Buxton Wallabies.?. Cheers.

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    We've been to edale a few times taking in the jacobs ladder path and following the edge around to ringing roger. a great walk with great views and coming across all manner of strange boulder sculptors. A few photos HERE Stanage Edge is always worth a trip out as well. Its a great area

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Parkin View Post
    What are the four photos on the fornt, Twiglegs?
    Can't remember the caves name off hand, 2nd pic is Nine stones close, 3rd is The Headstone in Sheffield, but close to the Derbyshire border.

    Last one is a carving on Rowtor Rocks in Birchover Derbyshire, behind the Druid pub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waldo View Post
    Twiglegs.That's a really well written website.On a different slant,do you have any up to date stuff on the Buxton Wallabies.?. Cheers.
    I'm sorry i don't, i live in central Sheffield so don't get much info from over that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davey Mole View Post

    Twiglegs: great site. Only one problem: the list of cairns and barrows is too long for my screen so I can't get down to the bottom of it! Otherwise I liked it.

    Thanks for the suggestions, folks. Looks like a wander in the Kinder vicinity. Like the sound of the north side....Will probably stay at the YHA in Edale as it's only £10 in Feb, when I'm going.
    Hmmmmm, not had any other reports about that.

    Did you try scrolling down the list with your cursor over it. ?

    I use a widescreen monitor and it works fine for me too, though i willon my sons pc and our lappies.

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