Friday 1st December
Alan, Jason and David did a circular hike from Grindleford to Burbage, Stanage then back to Grindleford. The later arrivals were all very grateful that they had the fire going by the time we got there and overnight the hut warmed up nicely.
Saturday 2nd December
Alan, Jason, David and Graham did a circular hike from Edale, up Grindsbrook Clough, Fox Holes, Swine Back and back to Upper Booth / Edale along the Pennine Way.
Gill, Adam, Floyd, Alex and Malcolm did a five mile circular hike from Castleton, going up Cave Dale behind Peveril Castle, exploring all the nooks and crannies in the gorge, past Hazard Mine, Windy Knoll and back down again past the Blue John, Treakcliffe and Speedwell Caverns. It was a great route but a tad muddy.
Saturday night was our Christmas dinner, expertly prepared by Alan M and his merry elves, Turkey and all the trimmings, Christmas pud and Malcolm’s wonderful mulled wine.
Sunday 3rd December
Alan, Jason, Graham, Lizzy, tall Adam and Malcolm all did a circular hike from Tideswell Dale, through Millers Dale, Cressbrook Dale and back to Tideswell.
Gill, young Adam, Floyd and Alex drove to Stanage Edge and did a lovely hike along the top, taking in the trig point with no name at 457m close to Cowper Stone and going almost as far as Crow Chin in the other direction. We had great views all the way. We forgot to check out Robin Hood’s Cave and will have to go back!
It was a great weekend, thank you to Alan M for organising!