A nice Drive - Peak District

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  1. trainer

    trainer MB Enthusiast

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    At the moment I only use the C32 at the weekends. Partly due to the company car and partly down to fuel costs.

    I set off from home and drove out to Bosley cross roads and then across towards Buxton. The road is fantastic with views of Shutlingsloe and the Roaches.

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    http://www.wildaboutbritain.co.uk/pictures/data/11/TheRoaches001.jpg

    I then went over to Longnor via high edge raceway. This takes you past chrome hill which is lovely

    http://www.picturesofengland.com/img/L/1065508.jpg

    Then back from longnor to Leek via Ramshaw rocks

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    all in all a nice drive out.

    It's a shame my achilles is playing up as it would have been a good run.
     
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    Love the Peak District, used to live near it for 30 years then moved down south.
     
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    My Merc decided to bust today:doh:

    So I got the 4x4 out and went up Derbyshire too:bannana:

    Got down some very thin tracks down back beyond Matlock.

    If only the Merc was as well built at my Toyota:wallbash:

    Steve
     
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    Looks like you dont live far from me, I regularly drive that road (got to be one of the best biking roads in Britain)
     
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    The bumps are bad for your fuel consumption, the curves are terrible for tyre wear. It doesn't make sense. Why is it such a nice road?



    :)
     
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  6. StevenN

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    Actually I found the back roads in Derbyshire are better than the main roads in Notts.

    One thing I found odd was that people do give way to a 4x4 where they don't to a MB?
     
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    Finistere the curves are fun to drive round and the bumps are just bumps. The scenery makes the drive what it is - that and the odd times when I get to drive hard.

    Fizzer I live between Stoke on Trent and Leek so I am on the edge of the peaks.

    I would normally been in a position to run over the hills rather than drive round them which puts an even bigger smile on my face.
     
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    me too..well not 30yrs but 15+ then moved south then usa, still miss weekly visits into the peaks :(
     
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    I suppose I have lived on the edge of the peaks for 25 years now. I used to live in Macclesfield which meant I could run round Macclesfield forest several times a week as well as forays into the DARK peak. The joys of trogging across Kinder Scout and Bleaklow.
     
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    One of the good things about living here is the chance to dark peak it when the ground is frozen or dry.

    I have never been to the states. Saratoga sounds pretty good. I understand the mountain biking is outstanding.
     
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    Have been mountain biking in the peaks for years and whilst I wouldnt' want to say I've covered most of the routes in the dark and white peaks...I probably have.

    The riding is good here!..I was out at the weekend and had a cracking time. I would describe the peak district as 'undulating' in comparison (even Jacobs ladder, Stanage etc...even if riding up out of Edale doesn't feel like it) here its a lot more 2 hrs up and 30 mins down. But what strikes me most is the lack of people, although it has a relatively high population...I did a 3hr route and saw perhaps 10 people? mostly around the start/stop...it did strike me (whilst 'going for it' in the middle) that if I had a major off (not unknown in my case!) It would be some time before anyone came across me.

    p.s. sorry for 'hijacking'
     
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    Then you need one of these............. It's a 4x4 and it's a MB :thumb:

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    If you ever in Canada the Ice field park way is an amazing drive that take you through the Rockies! I could of driven that road all day and every day!
     
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    Another great Peak District drive is to go to Glossop and then take Snakes Pass and on down the Hope Valley. Great views. Great drive.
     
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    Watch out for the giant potholes on the snake. I got caught out the other week and was almost thrown onto the wrong side of the road after hitting what I can only describe as a canyon!!!
     

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