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A lovely trip out to the peak district.

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It was a better day on Sunday than it has been all last week, so we decided to take ourselves off into the Peak district about an hours drive away. It’s a beautiful area for walking or just parking up in the different areas if walking is a problem. I took a few photo’s to show you the beautiful views along the way from Baslow to Hassop, Great Longstone, Wardlow, Middleton Dale, Stony Middleton to Chesterfield and home.
We were honored to meet the Queen sitting by a farm gate as we made our way to Wardlow. Of course I got out of the car and did the curtsy for Ma’am. She didn’t have a great deal to say though…..

It was nice to see so many horses roaming free in many of the fields…

This pony was too busy feeding to let me take her photo…

and this fellow decided he didn’t want to leave the house to talk to us….

We spent a lovely hour or so sitting here at Long Edge looking out at the view to (Lt to right) Baslow, Hassop, Ashford in the Water, Little Longstone and Monsal Dale.

The rock face glittered with spar in the sunshine.

The sun was warm as we sat with just the sound of birds singing and lambs bleating, it was bliss…

There are some lovely wild flowers to see too….

We continued on to the top of Longstone Edge.This was our view from here…

Unfortunately they are quarrying further down the track so we turned back. As we made our way back to the car we were met by these on the puddle filled track…

The Mother butted her way through a gate into here. Well, bless her, she can’t read….

Aren’t they lovely sheep….

Someone has been busy building a pond here in the middle of nowhere, complete with water lilies …

A little further on over Long Edge, we saw so many more sheep. If I had stopped to count them I would have fallen asleep…


I haven’t seen ‘proper’ clover for ages…


Looking over towards Tideswell and Stockport……

I bet it’s a full time job keeping all these dry stone walls in good order…

I wonder why they called this village Stoney Middleton?……

It was a lovely breath of fresh air getting out up there in the peak. There were very few people surprisingly too. We must get up there more often, it’s beautiful. Hope you enjoyed the photo’s. xx

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Great blog HB. Enjoyed it.

10 Jun, 2012

 

Thanks Cinders I am glad you did...:o)

10 Jun, 2012

 

Beautiful scenery, I certainly enjoyed seeing all the lovely pics, the horses, sheep and the wild flowers thanks Homebird..

10 Jun, 2012

 

Thanks Homebird, brought back memories of walking up there. People dont build Dewponds - I dont know how they arrive !

11 Jun, 2012

 

I really enjoyed your day out.

11 Jun, 2012

 

lovely views - glad you enjoyed it too :)))))))))))

11 Jun, 2012

 

Looks lovely! I especially like Stoney Middleton - like you, can't think why it's called that??!! ;o)

11 Jun, 2012

 

beautiful scenery Hb, that was lovely... thanks for sharing your day :-)

11 Jun, 2012

 

Thankyou everyone, I am pleased you liked the scenery up there. It was a really lovely warm sunny day too for a change and felt more like summer. Perfect in fact.....

11 Jun, 2012

 

It looks lovely and peaceful there.

11 Jun, 2012

 

Enjoyed that little trip Homebird, nothing quite like the English countryside is there.

11 Jun, 2012

 

It was so peaceful Gg all we could here were the birds and the sheep. It was bliss. I think you are quite right Stroller. Glad you both enjoyed looking. Thankyou both very much.

11 Jun, 2012

 

Ah,lovely Derbyshire..only about an hours drive for us too....and this is very apt just now,as we are going to stay for a short break in early September..at the suggestion of our Goy friend Carole (Pansypotter) and OH's of course..:o) ..Carole booked today..yippee ! we are so looking forward to it..:o)

11 Jun, 2012

 

That will be lovely Bloomer and I am certain you will all enjoy the countryside and the views. :o))

11 Jun, 2012

 

Lovely blog, so nice to see places like this :-)

11 Jun, 2012

 

Thanks Willi, it is a lovely area to visit.

11 Jun, 2012

 

Theres some gorgeous areas in the peak district and that is no exception. Beautiful area seems so peaceful.

My OH and I go up to Longnor fairly often. Not much there but its a beautiful area. Ended up getting rather lost one day and found a little village we call Croakadote (no idea what the real name is anymore lol). Lovely little village with the river flowing down through it. Looked like it ran round the edge of the one house and its garden, looked like a lovely place to be in the sun (probably not so good when it rains a lot though lol).

11 Jun, 2012

 

T says it's about another half hour or so drive from where we were so we will have to make a point of visiting 'Croakadote'......it sounds lovely. We are very lucky to have the Peak District so close to where we live aren't we.

11 Jun, 2012

 

If I remember rightly Croakadote is one of the villages by Longnore. Just had a quick look at the map, think it might be called Crowdecote. Nothing there, but still beautiful.

We are very lucky to have such a beautiful area so close by. Shame my OH and I haven't made it out in ages. Will have to go out one day if the weather gets any better. Last time we went out we sat outside in the sun to eat lunch. Absolutely lovely.

12 Jun, 2012

 

I wish the summer would hurry up and come now, then we can enjoy trips out more often, and even more often sit out at home in the evening. (without jumpers)T will look for the village on our map of the district, thankyou. x

13 Jun, 2012

 

You and me both HB, I'm getting sick of winter like weather now. Want to get out in the garden.

If you decide to go I hope you enjoy yourselves.

13 Jun, 2012

 

enjoyed looking at your blog homebird, its so lovely there, so peacefull :o))

14 Jun, 2012

 

Glad you enjoyed it Sanbaz, it is a lovely area to visit when the weather is good.

15 Jun, 2012

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