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" To Jen and the Peak District "
Date & start time: Wednesday 2nd July 2014.
Location of Walk : Curbar Edge, The Peak District, Uk ( SK 262 748 )
Places visited : Sheffield, Curbar, Tickhill and home.
Walk details : 1.5 mls, 100 feet of ascent, 30 mins, a quick walk.
Highest point : The view.
Walked with : Jenna, Ann and our dogs, Harry and Dylan.
Weather : Overcast but fine.
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On our final day of our short holiday we headed home from Angie and David's
but on the way back we called in to see our two other daughters, one in Sheffield, the other in Tickhill.
Time to grab the satnav and set off to find our youngest daughter at her new address.
Lunch at Chez Jenna on the patio of her new flat in Sheffield.
She shares a lovely ground floor flat in one of the classic old Sheffield houses.
We cross the busy road and surprise, surprise . . . an amazing classic Botanical Hot House in the middle of the city.
Due to our time constraint and the fact that dogs were not allowed inside
we could only glance in through the windows at all the floral exhibits . . . but got more 'close up and personal' with the ones outside.
We were able to wander around the park . . . what a great asset on her doorstep.
Stick sculptures made from willow.
More artwork hanging from the trees.
An artistic sculpture based on a peacock's tail.
Jen was just saying there is a bear's den in the park but she had never found it.
Her conversation coincided with passing this slightly hidden door . . . we looked inside . . .
. . . and found some grizzly artwork inside.
Jen's the one on the left !
We left the old bear pit and headed back to the house
in order to enjoy a drive to Curbar Edge as part of our busy schedule for today.
Twenty minutes out of the city and we are into the Peak District at Curbar.
This countryside of millstone grit is famous for walking, rock climbing and just being a place to escape the city.
Curbar Edge is one of the Peak District "Edges" caused by the inclined strata of hard rock
that resisted the erosion of the rivers which carved out the Peak District valleys over the millennia.
The minor road from Eyam (the Plague Village), Stoney Middleton and Curbar
climbs up and over the edge, taking people south east towards Sheffield or Chesterfield.
In the distance is the stately home of Chatsworth House, the fountain in the gardens being just visible through the haze.
[ Chatsworth was the setting for the recent TV series "Death comes to Pemberley" by the way ]
Our short walk took us across to the rocky edge to enjoy the view.
These "edges" are the playground of the rock climbers on sunny days.
Jenna and Ann walk ahead as I stay back for a photo.
Harry ~ I'm not going any closer ~ has a cool head and loads of common sense.
Ann enjoys the tranquillity . . . and passes the time trying to push one of the blocks over the side ! (only joking)
Suddenly the tranquillity is shattered in the way it often is in the Lake District on a fine day.
Jen points out the view north towards Froggatt Edge and Ladybower reservoir.
Down below us the village of Calver as we made our way back to the car.
A short walk, a good stretch of the legs and twenty minutes of fresh air.
Time to be heading over to Paula's, our second daughter for supper.
Paula, Tom, and Jen were going to see Abi's school production this evening.
However, it was time for us to take the road north for the final time of our holiday . . . back to Loweswater.
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Technical note: Pictures taken with either Ann's Canon Sureshot SX220, or my Nikon P520 digital camera.
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Previous walk - 30th June - To Angie and David's
A previous time up here - 15-19th Dec 2013 - Loweswater to London
Next walk - 7th July 2014 - Hopegill Valley with Amber