Bog hopping and uphill walking

Just another weekend for staff at Hunt & Coombs

Fourteen members of staff from Hunt & Coombs Solicitors go for a walk in the Peak District

On Saturday 23rd April, a group of fourteen staff and family members (plus two Labradors!) set off for an enjoyable walk in the Peak District. The sixteen mile route took in spectacular scenery ascending Mam Tor and following the ridge line of the surrounding peaks, with surprisingly nice weather holding out for the majority of the day.

The group were guided by seasoned professionals Denis White (Senior Partner and Head of Private Client) and Paul Tate (Consultant in the Company Commercial team), both of whom were interested to see that one of the more challenging stretches of the walk – an uphill peat bog – had been partially paved since their last visit.  This was much to the delight of the rest of the group!

Never fear – there were still patches of the aforementioned peat bog to be traversed and the warnings given of bog, sludge and engulfing mud did not disappoint. Many of the group invested in a pair of gaiters to assist them during the bog hopping, with Henry Anstey (Partner) making the most use of his special purchase after a dodgy step saw him nearly knee deep in the stuff! However, Henry was able to confirm the gaiters did their intended job and thankfully he was able to extract himself from the mire without needing further assistance.

After a full day of walking, the route ended with a refreshing drink in The Old Nag’s Head, a traditional walker’s pub in the picturesque village of Edale, before the group headed on for a celebratory meal in nearby Castleton.

An enjoyable weekend was had by all and we look forward to the next outing in the not too distant future.

Many thanks go to Tony Humphries and David Godfrey for attending and assisting with the walk.

Please see below our gallery of pictures from the weekend.

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