Thursday, 16 June 2016

Walking down the broken road

Last week England surprised us all, we had a beautiful few days of lovely sunshine. i'm not just talking a bit of sunshine breaking through the clouds but no clouds in the sky and 25/27 degree heat. Even though I was still in college and getting the last parts of my work done I scrapped that for a few days and enjoyed the sunshine because you never know how long it is going to last when you live in England. 
The broken road was built in 1819 to connect Castleton and Chapel-en-la-Frith and was locally known as The New Road. It was built across the ancient Mam Tor landslip and because of this required major roadworks throughout the whole of the 1900's and finally was closed to traffic in 1979 when road workers finally gave up trying to win a losing battle against the landslide.

Both walkers and cyclists use it now as it has beautiful scenery and you can see for miles. Me and Adam decided to go up here as I hadn't been there for years and Adam went the night before with a few friends but in the dark and really liked it. We parked quite a while away as it was really busy and it is a popular place for tourists. It wasn't bad though because it was sunny and it was a really lovely walk to the broken road. 

Me and Adam had said for months that we wanted to go on a walk somewhere but 1. the weather was never good enough and 2. we never knew where to go. There was no planning with this we just decided and half an hour later we were on our way. I love spontaneous little trips like this. They are my favourite. 

It was a little windy but this didn't stop the heat beating down. The road is very uneven so I suggest if you take a trip here that you wear appropriate footwear because its very easy to go over on your I found out for myself.  

We walked all the way up the broken road and sat at the top for hours just looking at the scenery. Its such a beautiful place especially when its sunny. It would have been perfect if we'd taken a picnic as we would have been able to stay there longer. We had to leave as the heat was beating down and both of us needed a drink....which we unfortunately left in the car.  

It was a lovely day and I can't wait for many more days like it in the coming months :) Have you ever been to the broken road? What did you think of it? If you haven't, would you like to go??

Kia x x x 
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