It took me out of the village along an old track that led to green meadows where sheep and cows grazed. The grass was lush and sweet.
A pair of women with a dog had just passed through the field I was approaching and the young cows within it had become skittish. I arced around them but as I headed for a squeeze stile through the boundary wall, they moved towards me as one. I turned to yell at them, waving my arms about like a windmill and that made them visibly hesitate but it was only a brief delay.
I guess they thought I was a farmer with salt or food supplements to dish out. It was a relief to get into the next field where another herd was waiting.
After passing through a large eighteenth century farm complex called Meadow Place Grange, I descended to Lathkill Dale - a beautiful valley that bisects the landscape and contains the very lucid River Lathkill. I walked beside it for half a mile before climbing up the opposite side of the valley.
Later, back in Youlgreave, I entered All Saints - the parish church. I photographed the stone carving of a pilgrim set in the north wall. It was created in the middle of the twelfth century - around 1150. Approaching the altar and between the choir stalls there is the alabaster tomb of a local landowner who was killed during an argument in 1488. He was Thomas Cockayne. I would suggest that his tomb must get in the way of many church activities. It is very unusual to find a chancel obstructed in this way.