Last Saturday the book came out. Which book? The “AA Walking in the Peak District” book. And by out I mean off the bookcase. We haven’t done a big walk since the Kinder Scout walk, although we have been doing smaller walks. We really liked the look of the Matlock walk ‘Scaling the heights of Abraham”. The book describes this walk as “A steady climb raises you above the hurley burley of Matlock Bath to a more familiar peakland landscape”. It was 8 miles with an ascent of 365 metres. And let me tell you, it felt like 365 metres, especially as it was all at the beginning! We altered the end part a little and came through Matlock Bath, which wasn't so nice as it was extremely busy and kind of ruined the atmospheric peace we had enjoyed during our walk!