peak district walks

castleton and bradwell peak district walk

100. Castleton and Bradwell 27th February 2015.

Parking carefully on the verge of Old Dam Lane just out of Peak Forest we headed Northeast across fields on the Limestone Way towards Castleton. A friendly lone walker chatted for a while as we descended the rocky path, where you had to decide either to stumble along the rocks in the dried riverbed or balnce sideways on the angled grass verge. It wasn’t long before I heard a yelp and a crunching sound behind me. Woman down! Yes face down! Well I’ve never heard swearing as badly pronounced! The worst was her arm, not broken but badly bruised. Into Castleton now and The Nags Head for a pint and a sherry as per..then just round the corner into The Peaks Hotel for another pint and a nicely presented cup of tea with little chocolates, this was going well..  Heading along Pindale road south east out of Castleton towards Bradwell passing the picturesque Bradwell  works with its lovely chimneys and white dust generously  peppering the surrounding countryside. A revisit to Ye Olde Bowling Green Inn for a JD and a nice cup of tea. Heading south westish along outlands road and across fields and back to the car. Julie is now left with a notch in her arm which is unfortunate but I suppose could act as a sort of marker for the first 100 walks. Here’s to the next 100!