Like the birds and plants in my garden, Today I was lulled into a false sense of security by the incredible mild weather we have had over the last few days. So today hubby and I set off on our walk with thinner coats, not hats or gloves, only to find that the very strong wind was blowing straight from the polar ice caps!
I couldn't believe this when we walked passed the camp site on the farm - I can't wait to get my tent back out, but I cannot imagine how cold it must be at night in a tent in February in Derbyshire!
We walked up through the lanes from Great Longstone,
and over the moors and fields.
The skies were amazing.
We reached our half way point in Little Longstone. Pub lunch in the Packhorse is always gorgeous. Steak and chips with the most wonderful Bernaise sauce. I am a very saucy person and hubby let me have his too.
We usually sit outside, but today the open fire proved too inviting.
After our walk, we took ourselves off to Bakewell. We parked near the old Sheepwash bridge and walked into town - which was very busy!
The river was full of birds and the most enormous trout!
Bakewell has fabulous houses of every style from grand old town houses, where Mr Darcy would have come calling...
to tiny but very sweet cottages.
We walked up the hill to the churchyard for a better view of the town.
Its great to be able to get out and about a bit more at weekends, the days are getting noticeably longer - Hurray!!!!!