Monday, 24 February 2014

Sunny Saturday walk

How good to wake up to blue sky and sunshine. I suggested to D that we went out into Derbyshire for a walk, taking a flask and a picnic, this was greeted enthusiastically so all that was needed was to find a suitable walk. I found it here, a 3and a half mile walk starting and ending at Bakewell, home of the pudding. We decided to park at Hassop station - a good decision as it turned out as Bakewell and it's car parks were VERY busy. After realising we had turned the wrong way out of the car park at Hassop we got ourselves going the right way on the Monsal Trail and very quickly turned off onto the bridleway

Due to the recent weather it was rather muddy but as we reached the top the view was lovely

and then it was all downhill into Bakewell

where we came out by a packhorse bridge

The river was high and flowing fast
Rows of cottages were gleaming in the sun

Our first outside picnic of the year
Very busy Bakewell
A quick visit to a wool shop to pick up some lovely yellow Stylecraft Dk to use for a bunch of 'spring stick flowers' and we were on our way back to the car. But what a climb up to Bakewell station

thank goodness that once we had got there it was all flat walking on the Monsal Trail back to Hassop.
It really was a lovely walk and not too far or hard, one which we will do again. I wonder if any of you will, do let me know.
I have something special to show you tomorrow, so do come back  xxx

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