More, via my WAP phone.

Been out and about on Bradfield Moor. Ordanace Survey Ref: SK 230925.

Weather man lies again. really cloudy.

This message via my WAP phone. On to Derwent Moor shortly. SK 205885. 450m

Peak District National Park Authority

http://www.peakdistrict.org/

Edale 01433670207 edale@peakdistrict-npa.gov.uk

Upper Derwent Valley 01433650953 (Fairholmes)

also the Ranger Service

rangers@peakdistrict-npa.gov.uk

http://www.peakdistrict.org/contacts/rangers.htm

Tried to get a specific weather forecast from the Met Office for the Peak District, but only general regional forecasts are available. Useless, I pointed out, since weather in Sheffield and Manchester, can be really different.

So, apparently, I get the individual services of Met Officer, at £17.00 a throw.

The Peak Authority said the only other thing to do, was ring the Ranger Service at Edale 01433 670216

edale.ranger@peakdistrict-npa.gov.uk

who get the latest detailed forecast, faxed through, for the Met Office, themselves. so they pay the £17.00, I expect. Not as good a service as what I got, few weeks ago, in Snowdonia.

The other option, fellow walkers, is to send a text message to the weather centre and get a forcast for the next few hours. The service is described here: —

Mobile Text Forecast: http://www.meto.govt.uk/services/wxtext2.html

Type in wthr4 (either upper or lower case) followed by a space then enter either a full UK postcode (with no spaces) or type in a UK city, town or village name.

An example using a postcode: wthr4 S330BJ

or using a UK city, town or village name: wthr4 Edale

BT Cellnet, send to: 2638

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As an example of this service, here is the text message, the Met Office returned to me for a 6 hour period:

EDALE 28/09:

12pm-rain,

1pm-bright dry,

2pm-bright dry,

3pm-bright dry,

4pm-cloudy dry,

5pm-cloudy dry;

12 to 14 C