Monday, 18 April 2011

A day out on land

The Peak District is less than an hour's drive from Streethay so when daughter Olivia came up for a visit last weekend we looked at the glorious weather, piled into her Peugeot and headed for the hills.
And what a fabulous day it was. After a stroll around the mini-Bath that is Georgian Buxton we went on to Chapel en le Frith then headed deep into the hills for a picnic and a not-too-strenuous stroll along the hilltops above Edale, gazing at the wonderful views all around us.
At the end of the day we gave the poor little 1.1 Peugeot a stern test up the spectacular 1 in 5 climb of Winnats Pass to bring us back to the main roads.
But you can't keep a canal-er away from the canals for long and a short diversion took us to Bugsworth Basin for a pint at the excellent Navigation before heading home.

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