The GUCH Walking Club's Annual Peak District Trip

Its not often I'll positively recommend a company but the placed the GUCH Walking Club stayed this weekend was so good I'll make an exception!

http://www.closetotheedgepeakdistrictaccommodation.co.uk/accommodation.aspx

Centrally located, very nicely equipped, warm (almost too warm for some GUCHs!) and not outrageously priced.

Anyway on to the walking - this was the end of my 2 weeks recovery from my marathon distance exploits - so the last 2 weeks have been 2 night time 5kms and a 5 mile stroll.

The Peak District is where the GWC started, and going back is always an absolute joy - getting there with one a day early also means that as well as a long walk to a couple of my favourite walking shops (14km) I could tailor a walk just for them... ok, slightly extended by the stepping stones over the Derwent being underwater, but still tailored to their wants.

Then it was off to another GWC favourite - Chatsworth House - a good solid 7km around the woods (no cabinet ministers this year though!), seeing the aqueduct that feeds the gravity fountain and then undoing the good work with a pasty!

I'll be sending the recipe for the GWC pork and peppered cheese to the CHF for their recipe book - as its easy to cook, tasty (and its not just me who says so) and just what you need to warm your innards! http://www.childrens-heart-fed.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/75881/Cookbook_poster_Final.pdf

Continuing the theme of food, the Sunday breakfast was award winning sausages, Chatsworth cured bacon and sauteed potatoes... The GWC may walk, but we also eat!

A gentle potter and then it was off home - another good weekend had, with plenty of plans for the next 2 years.

TTFN

Paul

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