Friday, 7 October 2011

Where to go for a walk in winter? (mobile post)

As you will have spotted, I've not been able to get out much since the twins were born two years ago.
It's amazing how much time twins take up and how little time I can spend getting out there.
This means that any trips need to either be places I know, or very well planned. Otherwise I'd overrun the time I've put aside, or not have enough time to accomplish what I wanted..
For the last few years, the winter walks have always ended in Edale. This is because it's easy to get to, there's a good selection of bus stops outside the valley and the trains run through any snow we've had.. Edale is also beautiful in itself, there's a great pub, a shop, somewhere to get a breakfast and perhaps most importantly - a well sheltered campsite that opens all year.
As daft as it sounds, it's proving damm difficult to find a replacement. Either the campsite is closed in winter, or the village is easily cut off by snow. Somtimes there isn't a pub..
My favorite contender so far was Threlkeld, but no all year camping..
Who said sorting a walk would be easy?