I heard on the news this week that whilst the national average increase in tourism is 5%, the increase here in Yorkshire is a whopping 14%. I like to think I'm playing my part.
Whilst technically in Derbyshire, Monsal Dale is only about a thirty minute drive from Sheffield and could possibly be the most beautiful place in the world.
I knew that once I had a full year under my belt as a blogger, I would start repeating myself, but stick with me, as although I have taken you here many times, this time, there's a twist.
The walking around here is great, always something to see, and so many wonderful pubs, cafes and tea gardens to call in on route too.
The wild flowers are plenty,
and the air was filled with the scent of Wild Thyme.
This area of the Monsal Trail is called Water-Cum-Jolly.
This place would have looked very different a hundred years ago when the area was an Industrial site - nowadays, Mother Nature is back in control.
The trail follows the old railway line and features a fabulous viaduct which spans the valley.
And here is the new feature. They have opened up all the tunnels on the trail. These have been closed for a few decades and now they have been restored so that you can cycle or walk the whole 8 miles of the trail.
Now some of you know that I don't do heights, and I don't do tunnels either, but I gripped the big lads arm, and was very brave and managed to walk through two of them.
It'll be better when I'm whizzing through on a bike though.
I may be gone a while. I'm expecting visitors from oversees and I am also taking a little trip myself, so see you in a while. xxxxx