Hi, I’m Helen, or H to my friends. I love all things outdoors and travel. There’s lots on my blog about cycle touring, but also some mountain walking and general travelling. Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy reading and participating vicariously in my adventures!
Monday 3rd May Day 4: High Peak Trail to Matlock 16km; 145m ascent I woke up to silence, which given the terrible stormy forecast for today, was not what I was expecting! I was fully expecting rain pattering on the tent! It was a bit nippy however, and so given the forecasts of rain and … Continue reading Outrunning the rain
Sunday 2nd May Day 3: Marsden Moor to High Peak Trail 75km; 1,280m ascent It was a super cold night up on Marsden Moor and we woke up to a heavy frost. The sun was out though and the early morning views stunning. After a fairly rapid breakfast to avoid getting cold, we headed up … Continue reading Don’t let the cook navigate!
Saturday 1st May Day 2 : Fox Inn to Marsden Moor 74km; 1,465m ascent After a somewhat restless night, thanks to Danny, we were up early and packed and ready to go before 8am. The day started by following the rest of the Houndkirk Road across to Ringinglow. It was mainly rideable and with stunning … Continue reading A tour of Yorkshire’s reservoirs
Friday 30th April Matlock to Fox House Day 1: 35km; 610m ascent We decided to make an early evening start on Friday, with a hopeful plan of making progress and therefore missing as much of Monday’s forecast crappy weather as possible! When the trip was planned only 5 days ago, there was great weather forecast … Continue reading Unforecast downpours and an annoying man!