Baby’s First Trip To The Peaks
On the 18th August 2020 we took Minnie on her first of many trips to the Peak District with some of the family. It’s somewhere we love to go as a family anyway so to be able to take my little me along for the adventure was just ace.
We left the house at 10am which is usually Min’s nap time anyway so she spent the majority of the journey fast asleep and woke up just in time for her bottle and some food before we went walkies around mam tor and that area. We took our baby carrier with us and took it in turns harnessing her to our chests, however I spent the most time with her strapped to me because I am generally much less clumsy and I left Stewart to go and explore with my brother.
We stopped and refreshed ourselves half way through our walk with coffee and snacks, Minnie enjoying her juice and snacks too. It proved for Minnie that it was tiring being strapped to someone’s chest and carried around the beautiful views of the peak district and fell asleep as soon as she’d had her snacks and that meant I had to carry a dead weighted sleeping baby for the rest of the walk, which was all uphill.
All in all it was a really great day, Minnie certainly enjoyed herself and I’m sure she will enjoy it even more when she’s using her own little feeties and running around burning off her excess energy.
Mum, Nan, Grandad and my two younger brothers left us once we’d walked the bottom of mam tor, it proved to be a bit too much for my grandparents to hack and so mum took them home, just as they left we went to venture around Winnats pass, a place Stewart and I always venture back to because it’s the most gorgeous valley in the peak district, however as we arrived in the middle of the valley, the heavens opened and we had to seek shelter in a nearby cave.
It didn’t take long for the rain to pass though and then my brother went exploring again and very soon returned with a couple of sheep also chasing him. Quite possibly the highlight of my day to be honest.
We then ventured over to Lady bower reservoir just for a drive-by to get a feel of where it was, we’ve never actually been before or knew where to go to find it but now we know for next time. We were extremely lucky with the weather considering the whole day was meant to be raining – I’m just super pleased that I remembered to take some coffee with me. I’d have not been able to do it without that energy boost every now and then.
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