We have a new tent and as our niece is visiting this weekend we thought we would drag her off camping in the Peak District. The decision was to go back to Ye Olde Royal Oak at Wetton and camp there for the weekend.
Paul and I were going to go off to the Lake District for the remainder of the week once Chan and Loz and gone. However, plans changed – Chan and Ross went camping at Cromer for second half of the week and we ended up staying at Wetton and then joining them in Cromer for last few days of the week.
We had a really good week – and was lovely to end the week at Cromer – seeing the puppies playing on the beach was fab – we had good weather, drank lots of beer (a little too much in my case on our first night in Cromer), played cards, had some lovely walks and avoided scary cows that seemed to want to chase us!
We pitched the tent, well, Paul and Chan did. Loz and I pretty much just watched them. The weekend then started with beer and a pub lunch – of course. In the afternoon we went for a lovely walk, pretty similar to the one as we’d previously been on as we wanted to take Loz to Thor’s Cave.
A rainy evening was spent playing Bullshit in the tent. We had a BBQ and a campfire, the wine was flowing and it was a great night.
Then there were two (sorry, three – Tilly here too of course) – Loz, Chan and Winston returned home. It was so sad to see them go but we had such a good laugh and we are all off for another weekend’s camping for Paul’s birthday. Loz has loved it so much she is coming again as long as we avoid cows – they are too scary!
Paul, Tilly and I went for a 7 mile circular walk on Wednesday starting at Gradbach, along the River Dane, through woodland pastures and farm to Danebridge. At Danebridge we stopped off for a pint and we were going to pop into Wincle Brewery where you can have a snifter or two. Unfortunately it had closed when we got there so we will have to pay a return visit. Also, unfortunately, we didn’t get lunch at the pub we went to as lunch service had finished and they were not serving food again till 6pm – should have bought cobs with us!!
So back to the walk, about half way through and heading back, we go past Hangingstone Farm, which was named for the massive outcrop erupting on the hill above. It then continued on to Lud’s Church and eventually back to the start.
This was a lovely walk and was taken from an Ordnance Survey book called “Peak District Outstanding Circular Walks”.
On Thursday we travelled to Cromer and joined Chan and Ross at Manor Farm Caravan and Camping Site which is a lovely site. We walked into Cromer that evening and had a few beers (I was a little inebriated – got carried away trying to keep up with the boys on the pints of beer!!!) and had to be put to bed by my daughter while they ate pizza. I was very sad about missing the pizza when I found out the next day!
Fish and chips was delicious the next day and a lovely walk on the beach. The puppies had their first swimming lesson and were very good at it. They loved it on the beach.
Chan went crabbing but never caught a thing!
Evening BBQ, campfire and cards – brilliant night.
Packed up camp on the Saturday and went to Cley Next the Sea on the way home for a lovely lunch and a walk. It is an absolutely gorgeous little village – go visit it if you’re in the area.