This Sunday we were back on the hills with Tyler, practising for our big sponsored walk in September. If you’ve not heard yet, Tom, Catherine and Tyler will be tackling the Brenig Way, a 32-mile challenge walk from Corwen to Llyn Brenig in North Wales, to raise vital funds for Noah’s A.R.T. (If you’d like to sponsor us, head to our JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/aat).
We set off from the High Peak village of Whaley Bridge, and headed up onto Taxal Moor. From there, we made our way to Windgather Rocks and across the ridge of Shining Tor. We took in some fantastic views from up there, including spotting Jodrell Bank and the impressive Lovell radio telescope over towards Macclesfield. Tyler had fun bouncing and sliding around in the moss and heather! Luckily for us, the bilberries that grow prolifically in moorland areas are perfectly ripe at this time of year. We came home with hands stained purple from berry juice.
We then meandered down to Errwood Reservoir and the ruins of Errwood Hall. An interesting stopping point was St Joseph’s Shrine, a remote little circular hut built in 1889 for the Spanish governess of the family living in the Hall. By now thoroughly ready for a cup of tea (Tom and Catherine), and a dog treat (Tyler), we then followed the river Goyt back through the valley to Whaley Bridge.
Tyler accurately sums up how we all felt afterwards in this post-walk photo:
Tired but contented.
If you would like to sponsor Tyler’s journey, head over to our JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/aat . Check back here for more updates on his progress!