I make no apology for dragging you along on my favourite walk. I'm sure you will enjoy the scenery.
We had a later than anticipated start so ended up having lunch first the Lathkill Hotel in Over Haddon - Food delicious as always .....
... and a great selection of real ale's to start us off on our walk.
The views from the high points of the walk are stunning, but you do have to walk up and down some very steep dales along the way.
You get to walk alongside the rivers Lathkill and Bradford (although it is no where near the city of Bradford)
We noted that this was the fullest we have ever seen the Lathkill. In summer, this river almost disappears as a lot of it runs underground.
Most of the walk is on land belonging to the nearby Haddon Estate. Walking through the farm yard was very interesting - you definitely needed wellies or proper walking boots on. It was exceptionally muddy.
We definitely intend to do a bit of Youth Hostelling some time - the one in Youlgreave always looks interesting. We did notice that several shops in Youlgreave have now closed down and been turned into houses.
I have shown you this before, but I think its brilliant. The villagers turned pat of the river Bradford into a swimming pool. Its a great place in summer, but it is never heated!
If I lived on the Haddon Estate, this would be my Gin Palace!
It was a beautiful day for a fabulous walk, and we commented several times on the beautiful bronze colours of the moors as we drove across them.
We are so lucky to have all this open space on our doorstep.