White Peak – Nov 18

Outside the pub in Hartington

Our 2018 AGM meet was in the White Peak on the first weekend of November. We stayed in the comfortable and well equipped YHA-affiliated bunkhouse at Sheen, which is just within Staffordshire, but near to Hartington, over the border in Derbyshire.

Navigating in Beresford Dale

The White Peak, the southern part of the Peak District, isn’t as rugged as the areas where we usually have our meets, but we found it good for practising navigation, with a mixture of terrain including riverside, fields and open pasture. The scenery was lovely and it was quiet at this time of year.

On the Saturday evening we had a communal meal, which one of our members had volunteered to cook. This was delicious and helped to create a convivial atmosphere, which we like to have on our AGM weekends.

On Ecton Hill

Eight of us – four women and four men – attended the meet. New member Gregg, attending the meet as a taster, found the navigation practice particularly useful and decided to take out annual membership for 2019 only a couple of days afterwards.

We enjoyed the weekend so much, that we are probably going to go back there for our next AGM.