The young man wanted to know who had built the hundreds of miles of dry stone walls? Good question!
On the way down to the Dale, we passed some great old farms.
We found some interesting articles to take home - you can see why I was the prime contributor to my infant school's nature table!!
The Dale itself is such an interesting place. It has a river running through it, but this disappears in places as there is another huge river underground too. There are lots of old Lead Mines too, and the water disappears through cracks in the rocks into these.
Everything is covered in layers of very thick moss.
The fascinating part of this area, is that although it is really high, at one time, this part of the world was on the sea bed. You can find fossils of sea shells etc embedded in the rocks. I think that takes some getting your head around.
There are signs up asking you not to paddle in the water, or let your dog swim in it as they are trying to preserve the native crayfish that are in here.
Some of the caves are pretty spectacular too. This one gushes water out after heavy rainfall.
We had time later to call into Bakewell (which was heaving with Sunday visitors). You have no idea of the number of tourists I had to glare at to get them to vacate the shop window of the Bakewell Pudding so that I get get a decent photo!