driving to Bakewell, took us longer than we expected as a road was closed so we had to turn around and retrace our tracks.
A PEEK INTO THE PEAKS, as we drive to Bakewell
we arrive in Bakewell in time for morning tea. a gorgeous English village.
beside a stream complete with geese and ducks.
and then to the shops. Sometimes, a girl needs a little shopping therapy and we certainly found some bargains, just too many to bring home. But, a nice wooden shelf for 6 pounds and a lovely wooden inlaid tray for 2 pounds and a little bit of Christmas shopping. More postcards sent and then we were off to our next stop, a Harley Davidson shop in Chesterfield, because this vacation is all about give and take.
by this time it was nearly 2 o'clock in the afternoon and we decided to cancel the rest of our exploring of small villages, have a quick lunch at a pub on the way and then back to Eyam to do the walk to Mompesson's well. A short 1klm walk, so we were told.
just through the church yard they said.
along the lane through the gate
and up past the football field, it's a bit muddy, mind..
then along the path to the stile[we got to the stile, then thought we were lost and returned to the churchyard to find our way again... so back through the gate, up to the stile...]
then you get to a gate by t'road...go through gate
and along the road.. not far, it's well sign posted [it wasn't]
and then you can follow the well marked track down into the village ..
thank heaven for tree friends, I didn't feel quite so alone.
I love to go a'wandering .. along a mountain track
at last, civilization...
and we never did find Mompesson's well
this 'short' walk ended up being about a 6klm walk! more scones!!
and that finishes our short stay in the Peak District.in hindsight, we would have shortened our stay at Ullswater and spent more time here, but that is the way things are and we are looking forward to one whole week in discovering the Cotswolds and Herefordshire...
a year later - 2013
I will never forget that walk in the forest. That day was a beautiful experience. The scenery stunning and the villagers that we met were very welcoming. In hindsight, we would have forfeited our time in the Cotswolds and spent a few more days in The Peak District.