To our delight, the village was hosting an Easter Fayre in the community centre. I chatted for ages to this lovely lady who was spinning wool that she had watched the farmer sheer from the sheep. She knitted lovely items and was delighted when I bought a woolly hat - which she had labelled as being from Swaledale and Llyen sheep. Now you don't get that on the high street.
The old co-op in Youlgreave is a great building and is now a Youth Hostel. I think, even though I am 51 years old, I may try Youth Hosteling.
The village has some great old houses.
This is our favourite - Hubby and I would live in here...
whilst the kids would live in here - in the grounds. The young man said it would just need a chute for me to send the food down to it!!
We left Youlgreave and walked down one of its green lanes - and over the fields. The whole area has sites of special scientific interest and the flora along the way is always amazing.
You can't tell from my photos just how "up hill, down dale" this walk is. The village of Over Haddon in the distance - and the white building on the right in particular - in the distance is our next destination .
We pass through the gorgeous farmyard of one of the farms on the Haddon Estate (and yes Lisa - I thought of you and your bargainous tea pot!)
Most old estates in my area use "Estate Green" for their paintwork, but I do love the "Estate Grey" of the Haddon Estate.
We eventually land in Lathkill Dale - where the river Lathkill flows through. On a beautiful sunny day, this place is like heaven.