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Peak District April 2019

posted 10 Jun 2019, 13:03 by Swindon Mountaineering   [ updated 10 Jun 2019, 13:15 ]

Peak District 18th -22nd April 2019

Thanks to all who could make the Peaks over Easter. We camped at Upper Booth campsite just outside Edale, some of us arriving after work on the Thursday night and others arriving on Friday and Saturday.
Friday we all climbed at Birchens Edge and on our return to the campsite made the best of the weather by having a BBQ .
On Saturday Andy, Hannah, Tom, Vanessa and myself were joined by Chris, Dom, Marnie and their dogs Rufus and Winston from bucks Scouts climbing Club. We walked up the highest point in the peaks Kinder Scout. Chris and I took a small rack and a rope and climbed a route on Kinder Downfall called Zigzag. Theresa and Lee spent the day climbing at the plantation on Stanage Edge. On our return to the campsite we were joined by Ed and Emily. That evening we all enjoyed a hearty pub meal in Edale.
Sunday we all headed to a venue called Windgather, a friendly crag with grades for all abilities. That evening some of us walked into Edale for some well deserved pub grub.
Monday, after packing up from the campsite some of us went off and done the Hathersage traverse (shopping and breakfast) while others went walking and running, all making the best of the weather and putting off the journey home as long as possible.
Great trip guys, look forward to the next one!

Andy E.

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