Travel - Peak District

Well... I had a fantastic two week break, back home in the UK and I feel extremely lucky to have spent my well earned rest in two fabulous locations. 

The first week (as previously posted) was spent in the South West corner of Ireland, close to Bantry and the second was spent, back home visiting family, in the beautiful Peak District National Park and surrounding areas.

It was so nice to spend most of that time out in the open, walking and just exploring and doing the many things I love to do. It was also good to have an wealth of fresh air, freedom, see loved ones and then share many special times together. It makes going home very worthwhile.

My family is cool, the best there is and where possible, whenever possible, it is great to just spend time with them. It's even more important now I don't live as close. Then again it is only a 50 minute flight from Amsterdam to Manchester or around 3 days by bike. : )

Now, for me it's back to reality, as work starts once again, but I'm looking forward to yet more great times in the next few months. As we have lots of exciting things planned.

For me, in my world, there are certainly good times ahead...

Most of the images posted here are from the ‪#‎PeakDistrict‬ ...my playground, from now and when I was young. Visit Peak District I love this play as it brings back so many great memories and it's a place I would always call home.

Besides this short blog post, I have also posted the following images on my Instagram feed @garethmate What appears here are the copies of those. https://www.instagram.com/garethmate/

I would also like to extend a big thanks to the lovely people at Haglöfs for providing me with wonderful outdoor gear that allows me to explore this great place in comfort and of course enable me to be in my element while doing so.

Thanks for reading this short post. I really appreciate it.

Links

Peak District National Park

Visit the Peak District

Things to do in the Peak District


Here are or two images from this wonderful Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Most of the images here are taken my IPhone. They have then been slightly edited using the apps Snapseed and also Instagram.

Above the remote location of Three Shires Head is this pretty special spot. From here you can see for miles. On a warm day its stunning, a no place better, on a cold day it can be extremely bleak and challenging. Instagram @garethmate 

Above the remote location of Three Shires Head is this pretty special spot. From here you can see for miles. On a warm day its stunning, a no place better, on a cold day it can be extremely bleak and challenging. Instagram @garethmate 

A lonely tree stands solitary and proud, just below the popular walking route of Shuttingsloe, Cheshire. From here you can tackle this great climb and at the top, see for miles in all directions. Instagram @garethmate 

A lonely tree stands solitary and proud, just below the popular walking route of Shuttingsloe, Cheshire. From here you can tackle this great climb and at the top, see for miles in all directions. Instagram @garethmate 

Out for a summer stroll with my Mum and Dad at the beautiful Lyme Park, Cheshire. The park and manor house are stunning and i do believe they were filmed and used, as a backdrop for the popular costume drama called Pride and Prejudice. Instagram @garethmate 

Out for a summer stroll with my Mum and Dad at the beautiful Lyme Park, Cheshire. The park and manor house are stunning and i do believe they were filmed and used, as a backdrop for the popular costume drama called Pride and Prejudice. Instagram @garethmate 


Here are a further selection of images. These images are taken mainly around the popular Roaches range and also Gun Hill.


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