Bet you went in The George? Wall to Wall Wankers, Wankers Pub full of Wankers.
Next village Wetton has a much nicer pub. The Royal Qak
Bet Biggin Dale was wet? and north of alstonefield esp between Gratton and Narrowdale Hill would have been like being on the Somme, pure mud.
Really noticeable differences in temperatures. Saturday was sunny but bloody freezing! By Sunday morning it had warmed up and thawed
Yes we went in the George. Why they had metal braziers outside I don't know. They were smoking but producing little real heat. They looked naff. The staff were nice enough allowing us to use a reserved table for some 45 minutes before the actual customers came in. The bar has a tiny fireplace that doesn't keep the room warm. Posh, pretentious - naff.
Biggin Dale was in pretty good nick actually. A bit muddy in places but generally pretty good. The bit between Gratton & Narrowdale Hill had the deepest snow about 3 inches or so but it was exposed to a bitterly cold wind. The muddy bit was at the bottom near Narrowdale Farm. If it hadn't been for our gaiters we'd have gotten a boot full of mud. It was that deep.
If I'd known about the Royal Oak we could easily have swung out that way. We had the time.
You know the area very well Nick. The Devonshire Arms in Hartington has also gone upmarket foodwise since I was last there some years ago. Excellent food if rather expensive.
The weather and snow made it a cracking day to be out even if it was rather cold.
Yes. Sorry we had to dash off Skip but it was just as well we did. We drove away at 15:44 and due to traffic problems on the M1 I didn't drop Dave off until 19:40. After short break at Dave's I got home at 20:45.
Changeable weather and I couldn't believe that the ice on the concrete drive on our first descent out of Longnor had melted by the time we got back. Just shows how much it had warmed up.