The weather forecast for Friday was so positive that I had to get out into The Peak District - aiming to make good use of the sunshine. I had parked up near Newhaven by eleven thirty bound for Aleck Low. It's a wooded hilltop I have often seen from afar but until yesterday I had never been up there.
There's an ancient "bowl barrow" burial mound on Aleck Low and other evidence of our distant forebears' presence. The bowl barrow dates to the Late Neolithic era - over four thousand years ago.
Afterwards, I got back in the car and headed for Alsop-en-le-Dale. It is a tiny Derbyshire village with an ancient church. It is dedicated to St Michael and All Saints. It was so nice to find the church open to visitors. I left my usual comment - "Thank you for leaving the church unlocked for passing visitors like me to appreciate". All the pictures that accompany this blogpost were taken there - including the impressive "millennium window" which was installed as recently as 2001.
After Alsop I went on to Tissington and a path that leads northwards from that delightful village. I needed to bag a particular photo square I had missed for the "geograph" website.