We Went For An Adventure

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Adventurous travelers have long held pleasant memories of England's unspoiled natural glory, harsh weather conditions and the diversity of hiking trails in one of the Englands oldest parks - Peak District National Park. By extending holidays and filling our hiking backpacks with essentials - we went there to see natures beauty ourselves!

 

With Hiking Backpack To Capture Blooming Spring

If you do not want the UK to associate with mist, strong wind and bowing, then let's start by saying that the best time to travel to England in the spring, when the magnificence of nature comes not only in the green hillsides but also in the cities. We took this opportunity, and instead of enjoying the changing weather, we enjoyed the sun, bloomed the spring and had a wonderful time!

 Photo credit:   Annie Spratt

Photo credit: Annie Spratt

 Photo credit:   Annie Spratt

Photo credit: Annie Spratt

 

A particularly striking memory was when we went hiking in the Peak District National Park. To get to the chosen destination, in a small village named Edale, we sat on one of the first morning trains. We were prepared for the hiking appropriately filling our everyday backpacks ranging from warm tea and complete lunch boxes to suitable clothing and comfortable hiking boots.

Placing a considerable section of the train through the hill area underground tunnel, we reached the ground. Landscapes looked like trip postcards - mountain ranges covered with green carpet which sheep have grazed smoothly. When you see the landscape with your own eyes, you do not have to wonder why exploded silhouettes inspired artists to create art films, paintings, and adventure stories.

 

Full English Breakfast - Not Exactly Our Everyday

On our platform, our first thought is to enjoy England by having full English breakfast at Penny Pot Cafe. As you may know, breakfast is not only a meal but a plate full of nutrition and source of energy. In the tourists' favorite pub we ordered a traditional meal consisting of roast hams, eggs, pork sausages, potato pancakes, fried bread slices and beans. You will agree that the breakfast of this size is a real challenge for Europeans! In the fight with breakfast, we stayed in the losers, but we promised to revenge ourselves in the coming times. We put our day backpacks on and was ready.

 Photo credit:   Hans Vivek

Photo credit: Hans Vivek

 

Backpack Ready - The Day To Hit The Road

We started our adventure in a small Edale village, surrounded by massive hills and mountain ranges. The river that flows through the village, has kept its wilderness in its confines. Just like in the British series, we crossed several obstacles in order to get deeper into the territory of the National Park. The wooden and stone stacked farms built in the park to prevent the shepherds from the meadows from falling. What's interesting is that the walls of the stone are free of binders, free from mortar, and building them is the knowledge gained over the generations.

 Photo credit:   Annie Spratt

Photo credit: Annie Spratt

 Photo credit:   Annie Spratt

Photo credit: Annie Spratt

 

The slow fields quickly turned into steep slopes. Following the trails marked on the map, we slowly headed for our first destination - the Valley's most famous cliff slope, the Stanage edge. During the road we met travelers greeted with kindly "Hi, how are you?". This cultural attribute created a warm smile and provided additional energy for hiking.

Upon reaching the steep slope of the cliff, we enjoyed a real move - the scenic landscapes turned into spectacular views. This was a good place to take a moment to relax, appreciate the peace of the mountains and great friends we had with us.

 Photo credit:   Annie Spratt

Photo credit: Annie Spratt

 

Continuing along the route, we crossed beautiful, natural-created waterfalls that locals call moorlands. The total hiking route was ~ 12km. Everyone who has active leisure here will find the most suitable route - from very simple to hardening. The highest point reached more than 600 meters above sea level. As we found out, the most beautiful time to visit the national park trails is in the autumn, during the blooming of the hills, when the green hills blend is replaced by the purple heather fields.

Peak District National Park will not deprive any traveler of indifferent natural beauty! None of us were able to express how rich we felt after a hiking trip. Reveal the world with your own eyes and enjoy every mile your own - it's a special feeling!

 
 

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