6th January 2018
Paul found a 7 mile walk around Chatsworth House in the Peak District, courtesy of sallymosley.co.uk
Walks in the Peak District are the best and although the weather forecast today was lots of rain, we decided to go anyway. I was very keen to go out as I have a new pair of trousers and new gloves to try out!
Walking through the woods was lovely although SO muddy. Of course, me being the clumsy oaf that I am, I fell over.
Paul was great though – he laughed and took a picture before helping me up. Whilst we were having a coffee at the top, we found a couple of fellow walkers with the same idea. I’m not sure they were having brandy in their coffee though, I think that was just me.
Our view whilst we drank our coffee was a lovely waterfall. Once we got to the top and out of the woods the views were amazing and although it was very cold, the sun was out and you could see for miles.
As we walked past a lake we saw a cottage on the far bank which looked lovely.
The hunting tower was built by Bess of Hardwick so she could watch the hunting in the valley below. Paul has decided he would like to buy this desirable little property but we just need a win on the lottery first!
After descending some very steep steps to Chatsworth House, we had a little look round the shop and back over another very muddy field back to the car.
This was a really lovely walk. It is still very weird and very sad not to have Alfie with us but you are always in our hearts Alf.The walk took us about four and a half hours and my legs were aching a bit after trudging through so much mud nearly all the way round.
Chatsworth Farm Shop is close by and we called in on the way home to buy a barrel of Chatsworth Gold.
It was a perfect end to the day as we called in at the Exeter for a lovely tea and 2 pints of Ay Up for me and a pint of Pedigree for Paul – happy days.