"A peek at the Peaks" Top 5 Page for this destination Peak District National Park by timlloydlangston
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A long weekend in January is definitely not enough to do The Peak District Park justice, but I thought it worth passing on some of my findings. I was based at the Waltzing Weasel hotel (see picture) which is just outside Hayfield (roughly halfway between Chapel en le Frith and Glossop). The weather was incredible with clear skies and views across the moors that simply went on forever. On the down side, it was January and the night-time temperatures had the brass monkeys worried! The simple solution was to nab a spot next to the open wood fire and spend the evening toasting our toes and quaffing beer.
Although the weather was great I still didn’t trust it enough to walk up onto the Peak. I don’t have the kit necessary to survive a sudden change in winter weather and would be mortally embarrassed if I had to be brought down by mountain rescue. Hence my tips and comments focus on what to do when not up the hills.
- Pros:wonderful scenery & plenty of pubs
- Cons:you'll not be the only tourist - even in January
- In a nutshell:Huge outdoor playground
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