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Peak District

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08:19 Keele University

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The Library
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Looking up to the Lennard-Jones Lab (Physics & Astrophysics)
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The Post Office, where we pick up our post (mail, en-us)
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Walter Moberly Building (CIEL, Centre for International Exchange and Languages)
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Keele University Students' Union (KUSU). This is where we send our mail/post and pick up parcels/packages. Also there are a few bars and two dance floors for our nights out.

09:26 Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent

So today I would like to go to the Peak District. First, though, I must slowly make my way from town to town by bus...
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BBC Radio Stoke
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Hanley Town Hall
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10:58 Leek

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11:50 Ashbourne

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This was a nice small town that reminded me of the mountain towns back home.

12:54 To Hartington

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13:41 Derbyshire Moors

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13:57 Walking to Warslow

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(14:06) One mile out of Hartington in about 25 minutes. So, then, it should take about another hour to Warslow...
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14:26 Hulme End

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After Passing through Hulme End, the midpoint of my journey, I was faced with a choice...
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I could either continue along the road to Warslow, or I could see where this "Manifold Track" would lead. I finally determined that I would follow it down to the next road it cross which would take me up to Warslow so I could catch my bus home.
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Okay, so I decided to try to satisfy my curiousity down this trail.

15:15 Ecton

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Ecton Hall, under renovation. is this nice little village hamlet with this hall and three houses along a little wooded road running up this hill to a dead end.
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View from Ecton Hall over the Manifold Valley.
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Climbing Ecton Hill
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View from the top of Ecton Hill, a little more than 1000 feet elevation (my estimate).
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