Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Peak District Walk-Monsal Viaduct

We have started this walk before but my hayfever was so bad we had to turn round, I was determined to see the viaduct this time though despite my hay fever being terrible again. I'm obviously allergic to something in these fields!

We parked in a beautiful little village called Ashford-in-the-Water and our walk began from there.

Ruben with his wooden sword, he spotted some cows.

The views were beautiful, the Peak District is a lovely, but busy, place to walk.

Beautiful valleys

We could just see the Monsal viaduct, it was very popular up here as there were little cafes and ice cream vans but we didn't stay for long as it was too busy for us. We headed back down another path

And came to this lovely weir on the River Wye where we sat and had lunch.

Finding a wasps nest! And leaving it well alone...

We also learnt that trout really loved chocolate brioche rolls!! Hubby put some pieces into the water and they all came up for it.

Crossing over the bridge

The view of the weir from the bridge

Ruben brought along his cape and had a LOTR moment by the river..

We walked past this beautiful but derelict water mill, such a shame, it would make a lovely house..

Looking for more trout! We even spotted a fly fisherman on this part of the walk.

The last bit of the walk was tough going, 5.5 miles in 4 hours in 21 degree humid heat. But the views were worth it and I love how much we get to chat when we are out and about. Lots of IGCSE/GCSE chat going on here right now in follow up from last weeks games festival. A lot to take in and find out, could be a very busy few months/years for us..

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