In January 2018 a group of likeminded people gathered in the Peak District, brought together by Creative Countryside, an online journal and quarterly printed magazine for wild and wholehearted folk.
From our base at Dalehead Bunkhouse we walked, taking in all the sounds, smells and sights - the tiny details along our wanderings. We savoured views over to Mam Tor, which were all the more dramatic on a cloudy morning.
Being outdoors, with the wind in your hair and the spray of rain hitting your face really does make you feel alive. From the moment we arrived in the Peaks, our eyes were wide open, taking it all in, the vast views, the wildlife, the brown, grey and muted green tones.
We walked, created, star gazed, wassailed and ate together, free from wifi, off the grid. Friendships were formed as the group got to know each other, sharing stories, ideas and knowledge whilst sat around the blazing fire on a cold Winter's evening.