But of course its the views that make it. It was here that I discovered I hadn't indeed won the Euro Lottery (but it turns out my horse came 3rd in the office Grand National sweepstake - so that's where the bird plop came in!).
After a swift pint, we wandered back through the village,
past the pretty little church,
and back down to the beautiful river Lathkill. Plenty of people were making the most of the lovely weather and the cool water and having a paddle. This is the best place for miles around to paddle.
There are plenty of places that are shallow enough for a dip.
but as you wander back, past where the river Bradford and Lathkill meet, and wandering back towards Youlgreave,
there is a part of the river that has been dammed to make a pool deep enough to swim in. It is officially the villages open air pool. It had been busy earlier, but everyone had dried off when we got there.