I sense a change coming, a change from the feeling that a walk has to be long, have lots of climbs and to feel as remote as possible. Ever since I first got in to walking these 3 aspects were essential every time I planned a route. Now days however they are not as important. Don’t get me wrong, I love a big walk, the sense of achievement, that tired feeling afterwards and the mood enhancing chemicals a good exercise releases.
These days it seems that the most important thing is just getting outside, getting out in the elements come rain or shine and lapping up all that nature has to offer. I’ve found that a short walk close to home or a nice scenic stroll feels just as rewarding. I’ve climbed all the big routes in the Peak District I want to climb so now I’m focusing on another aspect, the history. I’m totally amazed at how much the area has to offer, from the mills in the Derwent Valley to the Bronze Age Burial Mounds up on the moors.
Today I paid a visit to a spot I’d been meaning to go to for a while now, Hob Hurst’s House up on Beeley Moor. A 3,000+ year old Bronze Age Burial Mound that was one of the first monuments in Britain to be taken in to state care. I’ll leave you with this AudioBoo, the following images and I’ll come back and right some more words very soon.