A day in the Peak District has become something of a tradition for the people at Triad. Having missed last year, our Creative Director decided we were all overdue a dose of fresh air – always good for the creative mind and soul. It started with a few drinks the night before in the village of Edale, with the vain hope of a good night’s sleep before the 14 mile ridge walk the following day.
The weather was kind; not too warm and not too sunny but the walk out of the valley up to the ridge and Mam Tor was demanding enough to build up a sweat. The views throughout the walk were spectacular taking in the entire Edale Valley and across to Kinder Scout, which we crossed in 2017. This walk was somewhat different; no rainstorms or bogs! If anything, the lack of water in the streams and vegetation in May would be a concern long term given the threat of moorland fires. So far, June’s uncharacteristic weather has probably helped the landscape since. We continued from Mam Tor along the ridge to Back Tor and Lose Hill then started the descent into the valley near the village of Hope before the climbing back up onto the northern ridge where we stopped for lunch taking a perfect view right down the valley. We continued along the ridge and across Nether Moor before our descent from Nether Tor back into Edale for a well-deserved drink at the village pub. Thankfully, only then did the rain show up. Well done to all and thanks to our Creative Director for organizing another trek in the great outdoors.