Our 200th Walk - Win Hill Family Walk

Posted 9/8/2015

We were blessed with a fantastic, sunny day for this milestone celebratory walk for the group.  Starting from the car park near the viaduct over Ladybower Reservoir, we crossed the dam and descended alongside the weir before starting the steep ascent adjacent to Parkin Clough.  With a few breaks to catch breath and take on food and water, our party all successfully reached a blustery summit to enjoy the splendid views across the Peak District that the fine weather conditions afforded us.  Unfortunately, on the way down, Rhys, the day's youngest walker, took a nasty tumble, landing nose first on a rocky path.  He put on a pretty stoic performance for a four-year-old and, although shaken up and carried for a few hundred yards, when blood and tears had dried up, he was able to complete the walk under his own steam.

As we returned across the dam, our party retired to the Yorkshire Bridge Hotel for refreshments, who kindly lent Rhys a bag of frozen peas for his swollen nose and forehead! Thanks also go to Kev and Sharon for letting us use their room at the hotel to clean him up and of course to everyone who weighed in with first aid and assistance at the scene.

Thanks most of all, though, must go to everyone who attended, just for coming along! A record-equalling total attendance of 27 turned out today, with a record-breaking 23 adults present.  One new face made it on our walk today, too - 17-year-old Luis Perez Martin, visiting from Ciudad Real, south of Madrid, Spain. It was a pleasure to meet you!