Curbar Edge with Baslow Edge in the background

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Abney Clough

Every year I take a group of Bronze Duke of Edinburgh participants to the Peak District to complete the expedition section of the Award. For many it is their first introduction to hills and wild countryside -coming from Lowestoft in level East Anglia!

The second day involves a walk from our base just outside Hope to finish at Bretton and a cold drink (soft!) at the pub before piling into minibuses for the journey home. Their route takes them through the beautiful Abney Clough and the weather never seems to let us down. The stream is a wonderful opportunity to rest and relieve tired feet. As supervising staff we don't always get the chance to do a lot of walking - but I always finish my weekend with the walk down into the clough and spend a happy hour or two seeing the groups through the final leg of their 2 day expedition.

For the first time I will be visiting the White Peak area this Easter holidays without 25 youngsters in tow. I will be sure to include a walk which takes in Abney Clough whilst I'm there - especially to introduce my 1 year old border collie to its delights.

Written by Donna Dean, 2006

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