That said, it would be absolutely criminal not to get out on a weekend like this one. Sunny, blue skies and temps of 15C or higher (low 60s F). The kids and I saw Kuk off to the airport and then we headed out ourselves.
The destination was Castleton (again). We've covered the area fairly well, but two other ex-pat families went to Cave Dale in the last few weeks though so we thought we try it out.
Our previous two trips to Castleton specifically were raining so it was nice to get some sun.
link) was the magenta line above whereas we tried the blue this time. It involved heading south through Cave Dale, across some fields and then up Mam Tor before heading back to town.
As a reminder, we like this area. Check out all the walks we've done in the vicinity.
On to the photos:
Good start. Friendly cat in Castleton before getting too far.
link. We must like this time of year for Castleton as our previous walk was almost exactly a year ago as well.
and further up with a view through the dale and back to the valley where we started
some obligatory sheep shots for my buddy Jay
lunch time (for the sheep -- the food truck just drove by)
cows -- equal opportunity photographer
nearly there -- a short catch of our breathe before the final ascent
a view to the other side and the snaking road that leads to Edale
kids in front of the Edale/Hope valley
back towards Castleton
and one with the kids -- great weather, isn't it?
the blue skies are nice but its hard to beat the rainbow (from 2012)
back in the valley looking back to Mam Tor
Side note: Alex was like "Cool, they have an actual Juice Box". Uh, Juke Box, Alex. "oh" :-)
So, a great day with my great kids doing what we like to do. How many more of these, if any, will we get?
Have a great week everyone.