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Winter Wonder!

February 24, 2013
February 24, 2013 - Winter Wonder!

Our guests returned from a cycle ride yesterday to tell us of the fantastic display of icicles in the Hopton tunnel, so this morning armed with the camera we set off on the horses to take a look. It was a chilly ride and poor old Jess didn't seem too keen to go that far. We knew we were in for a good display when we met a lady carrying a 5 foot long icicle.

As we reached the entrance to the tunnel we were amazed by the dramatic display, but getting the horses to go through with it looking so different was quite a challenge. It was a little like playing Russian roulette - I wouldn't want such a thick icicle breaking off and spearing me!

The tunnel on this part of the trail slices through the hill side, so in times gone by the trains could avoid a lengthy detour around the hill. These days it makes life easier for the walkers, cyclists and horse riders who use the trail.

Children just love squealing as they go through to hear the incredible echos. Horses on the other hand can be a little timid but it's not so long, and they can see the other end.

Once you have negotiated the tunnel your are rewarded with a hot drink and a cake at Middleton top

Nearing the tunnel you can just make out the icicles

Incredible display of ice
Incredible display of ice

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Hoe Grange Holidays Tripadvisor Comments...

  •   It's been three years since we last visited but once we arrived it certainly didn't feel like it!
    We stayed in Hipley again which had had a refurbished wet... read more

  •   lovely surroundings real farm country with chickens paying you a visit nice decking area to chill at the end of the day accommodation very good plenty to do nearby... read more

    vincent s
  •   Arrived and was shown to our pod, fantastic location and the pod was very good indeed plus we had home made bread and milk and tea and coffee. A... read more

  •   Loved every minute of our stay, and so did the family and friends that came to stay. Excellent facilities in our cosy Hipley log cabin. By far the best... read more

  •   We spent four nights at Hoe Grange and had a lovely time. The location is fantastic and right next to the High Peak Trail. The cabin was very clean and... read more

  •   Recently spent a week in "Pinder" and had a lovely time. The location is stunning - the site is nestled in a beautiful valley on the edge of the Peaks... read more

  •   Another great holiday at Hoe Grange - such a great place for us all to holiday as a family - this time with a baby, a 3 yr old, a... read more

  •   We stayed in Rainster cabin for a long weekend 6 th to 9 th September. This was my 5 th visit to the amazing Hoe Grange. I had visited before... read more

    Jan Horsman J
  •   What a wonderful find. As our first experience of needing accessible accommodation we could not have wished for better. Beautiful well equipped lodges in lovely surroundings. We stayed in both... read more

  •   For the second year running, we have had a great family holiday at Hoe Grange. We had one cabin for the week, for two sisters and our elderly wheelchair-using... read more


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