April 20th – First dayride of the year on a glorious spring day racked up a decent 188 miles.
Leaving at dawn to return in the evening, a run the length of the High Peak and Tissington trails and then over the Weaver Hills was just what the doctor ordered although I was exhausted at the end of it.
The rout was broadly Lichfield – Burton via Whittington and Walton; Derby via Findern; over to Keddleston Hall where I opened these majesticic gates to cross the hall grounds. From there, Mercaston to Kirk Ireton, joining the HPT at Middleton Top.
Return was via Rochester, Abbots Bromley and Handsace.
I have missed having the Peak District in my life so much.