Hubby and I took ourselves off for a walk that I have been wanting to for a long time - the river and canal walk around New Mills in Derbyshire.
The walk starts at the confluence of the rivers Sett and Goyt. I've driven through New Mills before and also rode through on the train, but I've never seen this part of the town before.
I commented that Victorian bridge builders must have been kept very busy here as I have never seen as many bridges in one space.
It is an old Mill town plonked in the middle of the peak district and houses are perched on every hillside.
I would love to know how old this little bridge was.
I couldn't believe how flat our walk was today. I imagined that it was going to be really hilly, but it wasn't. After we walked along the river, we climbed slightly to join the canal.
I was fascinated to find that the huge factory by the canal is owned by Swizzles Matlow - the largest UK owned sweet manufacturer still manufacturing in the UK. They make Love Hearts and Swizzles and Parma Violets etc. Apparently, they work 24 hours a day and the air around the factory smelled so sweet!
We saw our first lambs of Spring along the way.
On one part of the walk, we came across this weird fungi. It actually looked liked plastic and there was lots of it. Does anyone know what it is?
I'll show you the rest and most spectacular part of our walk tomorrow.