Monday, 22 December 2014

Hope to Grindleford Walk

On Saturday, instead of battling in the shops with the Christmas throng, I joined our walking group  for a final walk of 2014.  We caught the train locally and changed trains in Sheffield.  We caught the train out to Hope in Derbyshire.


 We followed the river down towards Grindleford.

 The scenery was spectacular all the way.


 Most of our gang were dressed seasonaly!
 There was plenty of water flowing - the river was quite full.




 A fair few of the group had cried off the walk as they had succumbed to winter coughs and colds.



 We finally caught the train back from Grindleford station to Sheffield where we waited in the "Sheffield Tap" restored Edwardian station pub until it was time for our connection.

Another brilliant ramble and a great one to end the year on.  Here's hoping for many more in 2015

12 comments:

Sujata Aten said...

Thank you for sharing your photos. Stunning views and wish you and your family a merry Christmas. X

Amy at love made my home said...

So beautiful and much much nicer than dealing with all the crowds that is for sure! Happy Christmas! xx

Sue Hayton said...

So lovely! Happy Christmas to all your family.Miss hearing how the Dancing Queen and her brother are!

Vintage Jane said...

Sounds like my kind of perfect day ...

Linda P. said...

That's a good walk through beautiful countryside. All the best for your walking group outings in the coming year. Merry Christmas to you and yours Diane.

elsy said...

have loved all your walking posts...sadly with youngest finished uni we wont get back to sheffield on a regular basis....but you are very lucky so be in such a lovely area....have a great christmas x

Lyn said...

More beautiful photos and yet another delightful walk. I hardly got out of breath! Thanks xxxx

Purrfect Haven said...

Festive Greetings from all of us...
Love Helen, Darcy, Bingley and Fred xxxx

Rosie said...

What a wonderful walk. Lots of coughs and colds around at the moment so stay healthy and have a wonderful Christmasxxx:)

Curtise said...

Great photos, as always, Diane. Aren't we lucky to have such fantastic countryside on our doorstep? Love the Sheffield Tap too!
Have a lovely Christmas! xxx

topchelseagirl said...

Better than battling the crowds for sure. So many people are ill at the moment aren't they? Wishing you a Happy New Year! x

Lisa said...

Much more interesting than a trawl around the shops. That sheep is a handsome beast. Love all the Christmas head gear!
Lisa x