10 August 2012

More

More. More walking. More sweat dribbling into my eyes. More of the Peak District. Today I drove up narrow Shatton Lane to Shatton Moor and parked up near the TV relay mast that's up there. Then I walked for three hours solid - not an Olympic event - but I was pleased to be out there in the August sunshine taking in sights I had never seen before:-
Ruins of a farm near Offerton, Hope Valley
Siney Sitch on Smelting Hill
Abney seen from Abney Moor
The eyesore that is Hope Cement Works
The ford on Townfield Lane, Shatton

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  2. Oh lovely, lovely....except of course for the cement works!

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  3. Isn't it great to have the time to go out and about to explore places you may never have visited before or haven't seen for ages?

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  4. HELEN I am amazed that the authorities allowed that cement works to be built in a national park but of course limestone is an important natural resource and populous countries need cement. I guess you spotted the cement works when you visited the area.
    JENNY The Peak District was always there but previously I only dabbled with it - often repeating the same local walk for exercise. Now I feel like Dr Livingstone or my ultimate hero - James Cook as I set out to properly explore it.

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  5. Yes YP, we did stumble onto it. Couldn't believe it there in the middle of nowhere and sooo ugly but as you say these things are necessary.

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  6. You should have gone up to Hope Valley today, it being the second Saturday of the month, that's when the folk train travels up from Manchester which is a great excuse to stay put and drink beer!

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  7. I am beginning to enjoy "Lord Pudding's Yorkshire" as much as "Rick Steves' Europe"....

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  8. Just one problem Mr Brague - those pictures are from our neighbouring county - Derbyshire! However, you are forgiven as you are one of the blogosphere's more senior contributors!

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  9. I didn't know James Cook was your ULTIMATE hero. You would of course know that he was a very tolerant man and extremely respectful of the other races he encountered.

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  10. KATHERINE He had a Maori killed when he first stepped on shore at Gisborne! So watch it!

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