/ Where to go in the Peak?
Where can I take him in the Peak, looking for lots of V.D's to H.S.
Good campsite close and good pub advise as well please.
Eric Byne campsite is never full, but basic. Robin Hood Pub is unavoidable a the beginning of the crag path and Birchen has a load of easy, short climbs although some starts are rather steep even on the easy ones. If you go this weekend, you may not even have to climb up the crag, just walk up bank of snow
> . Robin Hood Pub is unavoidable
Just to be aware; We went last winter and they shut early due to lack of passing trade, couldn't believe them calling "last orders" at about 1800!
Might have changed but worth checking
Prob should have said not going until Aug.
Another Question, is grit as bad as people say in the summer? (fricton)
The friction is absolutely fine (for VDiff to HS) but midges can be really annoying in summer.
> Prob should have said not going until Aug.
> Another Question, is grit as bad as people say in the summer? (fricton)
Don't listen to all this daftness about the Grit season being in Winter, Grit isn't bad for friction in Summer, it's just particularly good in Winter.
Unless you're climbing an E2 or upwards, that relies on friction moves, then you probably won't even notice unless it really is boiling hot.
I think the Roaches is better in every respect than Birchens for what you want. The climbing and the setting is much better. Goodish camp site below Hen Cloud (great setting). Rock Inn for evening meals in walkable distance (and several other pubs by car). Good breakfasts at the farm opposite the campsite. Lots of quality routes in the VD to HS range.
Thanks to all.
Hope the summer will be beter then last year!
Where is the campsite near there?
I would also say Stanage at this time of year since the campsite just down the road won't be too full. It is about 30 minutes walk to Hathersage from there too.
Are all of these currently free from snow? My local crags are buried!
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