I'm steadily plucking up the courage to do my first wildcamp. I was hoping to head out from Glossop as it's not far from home and was wondering...
if any of you charming, lovely, and most delightful OMer's out there would be willing to give me a pointer or two on where to pitch???
PM's most welcome and I promise to keep any kind such info well and truly under my hat if asked to do so
Pretty, pretty, please...
Down in the Alport valley by the river, or in the woodland nearby where there's some flat ground, i've camped there a few times.
Back tor on Derwent Edge, there's a bit of flat ground under the overhanging rocks, myself and Moonlightshadow spent a night there a while back.
There's also loads of options on and around Kinder.
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If you really want to take it easy from Glossop, try Cock Hill, there is an old quarry with plenty of little spots and surprisingly discreet (although it's easy reach from town and dog walkers are out early so don't faff around in the morning). Harry Hut, another little hill close to Glossop has good potential at the top.
It depends really how you want your first wild camp to be, go for it and be as remote as possible in a "sink or swim" kind of way or something which leaves you the option of decamp and go back to civilisation with minimum hassle at night.
Many thanks! I think it'll have to be a full nights commitment, no running home until the sun's up!
I have walked bleklow plenty and was thinking along the lines of bleaklow/kinder via old glossop. Far enough out not to be bothered (or a nuisance) but close enough for comfort should things go badly wrong.
Bleaklow top should do the trick then, go looking by the stones up there (Wain Stones and the likes) where you can generally find a decent patch to pitch. Take ear plugs, planes can be quite noisy when all is quiet at night...For that Kinder is rather more quiet.
If you do camp on Kinder, watch out for strange men at sunrise.
Ah ah....I don't have that one actually!
Do you have this one. ?
Your kitchen was a sight to behold that day.
Edit: Feel free to use either of the pics of course.
Cheers Twigs, twas a nice kitchen indeed...
First one on Grindslow Knoll, second at Back Tor.
The Back Tor pitch is quite close to the path that leads to Lost Lad, so pitching as late as possible is required, though as we did, you might still see the odd night walker/runner/cyclist.
Which we thought were aliens coming to abduct us after spending a few hours talking about...aliens and weird shit...
It's peat Jake.
Great spot Barrow Stones, enjoyed my night out there...
Went up there two different ways, from the A628 and from Bleaklow, which between the wooden post and Bleaklow Stones is just an orgy of peat...Good path then to Grinah Stones.
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