Xmas Meet – December 4th-6th
Falcliffe Cottage, Peak District
Myself, Kent, Simon and Andy travelled up to the hut on Friday morning and got settled in.
We decided to take a walk and check out the local area while we awaited the arrival of the other club members, so we took a stroll to the village of Grindleford and found a welcoming bar/restaurant where we had some drinks and dinner and then headed back to the hut. After most members had arrived we sat and chatted in the lounge area where, Dan had built us a fire, and discussed plans for the next day.
Saturday morning saw us all up early to start the day. All but 4 of us decided to plan walks. Sophie and Bob did some bouldering and Thom and Owen took a run out to the Snake Inn at Ladybower and back.
The group I joined, led by Andy, took a 17km walk which started at Grindleford Train Station and went through Burbage, along Stanage Edge (where we all got blown over by the windy conditions) and then we stopped for tea and cake in Hathersage before we finished our route by walking along the river back to Grindleford.
Once everyone was back at the hut, Kent and helpers cooked us all an amazing 3 course xmas dinner, which we sat down together and enjoyed, while catching up on what everyone had done that day.
Sunday morning, Kent cooked us all breakfast. It was a bit of a grey day and most people chose to a drive out to Ladybower to pick up routes to walk and then off home.
A good weekend was had by all. Special thanks to Kent for cooking the very tasty meals.