Sunday, 28 November 2010

Black Rocks, White over

From Black Rocks. Overlooking  Cromford & the Derwent Valley 

An early finish on Friday coinciding with clear blue skies, tempted Billy and I out for a short  run and  play at Black Rocks.  A Gritstone outcrop set aboveWirksworth and Cromford with trails to run/walk and the Black Rocks to climb. It  featured in the film Hard Grit and even the Villan himself Don Whillans once came down for a go.

After a quick lap of the blue trail (ok, it wasn't that quick), Billy and I stopped for a scramble on one of the easier sections. Unlike the other dogs we have had, Billy doesn't seem to have grasped the concept of hieght and its dangers, which keeps me on my toes. 

We reached the point where Billy's legs were too short for him to go on, turned  round and finished off with a couple of hill reps. Not a bad start to the weekend.

Saturday morning, like much of the UK we woke up to this. Cool! Isnt snow BRILLIANT ? We only had time for a brief run up to Bunkers Hill and back but as you can see from the picture below, Billy enjoyed it.


  1. love the shots steve
    sir bill looks well in his element!

  2. Love the last shot - just asking to be run through!

  3. i love how billy goes from 'stately, this is my good side' pose, to 'mental, isn't snow brilliant' :)

  4. UC
    tks. Dogs and snow, great combination.

    4 Winds
    It was hard to get a picture without Billy's paw prints in.

    Snow does the same to me.

  5. Steve, you look really happy in the picture third from bottom mate ;-)


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