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'Knice' time at Kniveton

Late Summer can bring some unpredictable weather and at Kniveton for Sheffield DA's nineteenth meet of the year it's fair to say that mother nature gave us her the best and then followed-up with some of the the rest!

A stunning start to the weekend on Friday closed out with a glorious sunset over the twenty-four units pitching-up on this well presented, peaceful site. Saturday began in a similar vein with more wall-to-wall blue skies and everyone looking forward to a fine day-ahead.

A delegation of ten aged between six and (almost) sixty set-off for Middleton Top and what proved to be a successful mission to reach Parsley Hay, navigating the 22-mile round-trip alongside a hoard of charity walkers sharing the spectacular Peak District views from the High Peak Trail. Iain and Cathie chose to head-off in the opposite direction, taking the pedestrian option finding an off-road route through the undergrowth to reach their target destination of Ashbourne. Others took a more sedate option, taking the opportunity to relax in the warm late Summer sunshine. After a good turnout and catch-up at 4:30 for coffee, the sun went down on what was a lovely day.

Sunday brought the promised change in meteorological fortunes, with campers waking to the familiar tinpany that accompanies a dousing of heavy rain, although fortunately without the accompanying thunderstorm to hinder the packing rituals. However despite this change in the weather everyone could look back on what was a very pleasant weekend.

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