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

Edale 01433670207

Upper Derwent Valley 01433650953 (Fairholmes)

also the Ranger Service

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

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:

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:


1pm-bright dry,

2pm-bright dry,

3pm-bright dry,

4pm-cloudy dry,

5pm-cloudy dry;

12 to 14 C