|Mill at Bamford|
We have been making good use of Northern Rail trains for our last two
|Bamford sculpture trail|
The footpath leads through the grounds of the mill and over the stream
|A far-too-narrow bridge|
We caught a train back from Hathersage to Hope - only £2.50 each - and
|Footpath through Frogatt Wood|
Sheep fields led away from the wood and Dave suggested I should
We stopped for lunch on a patch of grass outside Curber Primary School. We had already seen the children's efforts on signs in Calver Marsh where they were helping with a regeneration programme that is encouraging rare wildlife such as brook lampreys and newts to return to the area. After several miles of mostly flattish walking, Calver was the start of an uphill which led to a Really Steep Uphill and then a glimpse of this view ahead.
|Yes, we are really going up there!|
|Stone circle remnants on Frogatt Edge|
Feeling somewhat weary but proud of ourselves nonetheless, we just got
to Grindleford station in time to catch the hourly train back to Hope. Had we just missed it, there was a popular cafe right by the platform but we had no excuse to linger and undo our day's efforts by devouring cake! Later on, back at home, I came across this lovely Hiker Pendant made by HandsAndFeetJewelry on Etsy which I think I could rightly wear. The boot print is a fun idea and, together with the metal circles and the bootlace cord, makes it an attractive piece for a woman or a man.
|Hiking pendant on Etsy UK|
Now I have soup to blend and bread to toast for lunch. We are having a lazy day today! And I must look at Kiva later on. The 17th is repayments day so I am looking forward to making more loans this evening. In the meantime, I'll leave you with a photo of some cute lambs.
|Oh look. More lambs!|