Friday 18 July 2014

Baslow Walk

Last weekend, we did a fabulous walk through Baslow on the outskirts of Sheffield with the walking group.  The walk was billed at almost 6 miles and relatively easy.  Our group leaders definitions are often to be taken with a pinch of salt! 

 We parked up in the picturesque village of Baslow.  I promised myself that I would dip my toes in the river afterwards.
 The first part of our walk took in a steep climb through the village (and past some stunning houses!) .
 It was worth the climb as the views from the top were gorgeous.
 We could see right down to Chatwsorth - can you just see the house on the left hand side of the photo?
 I'm not the only person who stops frequently to take photo's - Hubby was convinced she was a blogger! (but she didn't know what a blog was)
 There are some amazing rock formations up here - this was called Eagle Rock.
 And surprisingly plenty of commemorative monuments!

 It was a really great walk - very hot, but plenty of walkers to chat to along the way and a pub stop half way round (which was very welcome!)

 We always take a group shot at the Trig Points
 This monument was dedicated to Horatio Nelson.

 And these are 3 of his ships....
 They all had their names carved on them.

 I never got my paddle - but we did manage another restorative drink in the pub instead.
 And a quick walk around the church yard before heading back home.

We'd had a great day - we love the walking group.


ChrisJ said...

One of my most favorite haunts in Britain along with Flamborough and North Wales. Been to Baslow and Frogatt Edge many times.

Curtise said...

So lovely out there, and some fabulous photos, Diane. Your walking group seems like a great bunch of people! xxx

diane b said...

What a lovely walk with super views from the top. Nothing better than walking in with a friendly group.

Thimble Fingers said...

You make me so home sick! We were in Baslow just last October, and loved it there.

Rosie said...

What a super walk with a lovely group of people - pub stops an added bonus of course, pity you didn't get your paddle but the cool shade of the churchyard would have been so pleasant:)

Mac n' Janet said...

I think I'm enjoying your walks almost as much as you are. Our walk this morning felt like being in a fishbowl, so humid!

topchelseagirl said...

What stunning scenery! Well worth the climb.

Amy at love made my home said...

What a lovely walk! xx

Lisa said...

I bet that water would have been very cooling but I'm sure the drink in the pub did a good job!
Lisa x

HWIT BLOGG said...

So beautiful! What a lovely walk...

Gilly said...

What a gorgeous walk, Diane! And lovely weather to go with it! Did that small child walk all the way? She did well!

I loved your clouds too in your previous post - yes, we do get some dark grey clouds on our side of the Pennines - but we have been having lovely weather here too - and not quite so hot as down in the south, which suits me just fine!

Great walking group you have!

Lyn said...

another brill walk and another great set of photographs Diane. Love all the carving in the stones. xxx