Daddy thought we all needed to blow the cobwebs off today and so we got out our new AA Peak District Walks book out and picked this walk. Its a very famous walk and is the highest grit stone peak in the Peak District so it's a VERY big achievement for the children to have walked all the way up there. I am (as always!) super proud of them all :-) We started at the bottom with the remains of an old fashioned sheep dip and an ash tree that was a 150 years old!
The walk was an expert level in the book and was meant to take 5 hours in total and be 8 miles. It took us 5 and a half which I think is amazing when you think how little the kids legs are! It felt more like 10 miles to me! I hardly took any photo's on the way back down as we were all pretty warn out. We even passed mountain rescue on our way back down and had an interesting talk with the children about what to do in an emergency and the importance of staying safe so high up in the peaks. Pippi said they would be fine if mum and dad did fall to the bottom of the cliff though because she could phone mountain rescue, Bailey could do first aid and Cordelia could rummage through the bag to find snacks for Ruben! Priceless :-))