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After a day at my parents we visited Paul for a trip into the Peak District.

We thought a walk along Stanage might be nice. We eventually got to Hathersage and dug out a space for Paul’s car, deciding to take the 4×4 up the hill. Three quarters of the way up and the road was blocked by a snow drift not even our car would get through, so we parked up and started to walk.

The road was closed!

The road was closed!

Just above Hathersage the road was completely buried by the mega snow drifts!

Just above Hathersage the road was completely buried by the mega snow drifts!

It was bitterly cold, and the drifts got bigger.

The road up to Stanage was definitely not passable by car!

The road up to Stanage was definitely not passable by car!

Paul walking along the road from Hahersage to Stanage

Paul walking along the road from Hahersage to Stanage

But we continued up along the hidden road and eventually got to Stanage edge.

A snow covered Stanage

A snow covered Stanage

Messing about on the rocks.

Messing about on the rocks.

On the way back we decided to build a shelter for lunch.

A huge snow hole.

A huge snow hole.

The drive home was fraught! Every A-road across the Pennines was completely snow bound. We waited at one point near Tideswell for over an hour while a snow plough struggled to clear the way ahead towards the A6 from the grips of two metre deep drifts right across the road. We gave up! We turned round and headed back east towards Sheffield and came home via the much longer M1, M62, M6 route…

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