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England's Peak District Photo Album

In preparation for the hills encountered in 2005 Parish Walk on Isle of Man, Jim and Jan hiked 5-7 miles daily in the Peak District National Park, east of Manchester, UK. These pictures show the route they took one day in the Goyt River Valley, near the city of Buxton.   They also hiked from the village of Hayfield to Kinder Scout, the highest point in the Peak District (~2000 ft elevation) and the site of the famous "mass trespass."  The mass trespass in 1932 was an act of civil disobedience that secured the rights of walkers to cross open spaces on public footpaths in the UK.

Looking down at Errwood Reservoir and parking lot where we started our hike in the Goyt River Valley, Peak District, UK, June 2005.

Walking down from Shining Tor, through heather moorlands 800-900 feet above the Goyt River, June 2005. Woodlands and moorlands in headwaters of the Goyt River are visible in background.

Standing on small bridge over tiny, spring-fed stream in woodlands planted decades ago with lodgepole pine, Sitka spruce, and larch, June 2005.


Walking along side of a ridge above Hayfield toward the high moorlands atop Kinder Scout, shown on upper left, June 2005. Gorse is growing on the left and heather is on the right of the trail; grasses are intermixed with these low shrubs. Mist and fog moved in shortly after this picture was taken, so the steep ascent to the top of the moor was murky, windy, wet, and slippery.


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