Yesterday, Hubby and I ventured out into the Peak District for another long walk - we have really missed getting out and about what with one thing and another. We did wonder how much snow we would find, and we found tons!
We decided to walk around the Longshaw Estate and Paley Gorge - just outside of Sheffield. It seems unbelievable that we moved our clocks forward heralding the start of British Summer Time!
The estate is managed my the National Trust and they had an Easter Egg trail on the go - I loved this little woodland creature house .
It was as bitterly cold as it looks, but the snow does make it even more spectacular out here - and it is unbelievably spectacular to start with!
Thankfully, we had some sunshine and blue sky too.
It did also have a flurry of snow while we were walking - will it never end!
We called at the Station Cafe in Grindleford for a sit down and sustenance before continuing through Padley Gorge. It was quite tricky walking on the snow and ice and I felt that my legs got a very good workout!
We had set out early on our walk as we had to drop the DQ off at work. We finished fairly early and didn't want to go home, so we decided to drive out to Eyam. I have to say that the drive up to Eyam was very scary with 10 feet snow drifts on one side and a sheer drop on the other side, and one very icy single track road inbetween!
We were both too tired to do a full walk around the village, but we managed a walk along the main road.
Eyam was the plague village and the school gates have the words to "Ring a ring a roses" on the gates -
Eyam hall has just been handed over to the National Trust - I think we will visit in Summer when the gardens have some colour.
In spite of the extremely cold weather, I am enjoying my lovely long weekend.