I've been meaning to post this poem for ages. First poem we've had dedicated to us. Brought a tear to my eye...!
For Deborah and Martin
Around a corner to behold Trees emerge Different shades more besides Stone cottages A welcome awaits Flowers bright. Embrace the air On one’s face Alpacas, lambs delight. From busy towns to green countryside Where people’s gentleness care is found. From a hill a sunset cast a glow Beauty that shows. Wonderful peace To know.
For spectacular scenery and moderately challenging walking, try Whinstone Lee Tor at the southern end of Derwent Edge and with great views up the Derwent Valley reservoirs, across Ladybower to Crook Hill and Win Hill. The walk is 5 miles and willl take about 3 hours with refreshment breaks, but well worth the vew on a fine day.
Once famous for its wallablies, The Roaches with Hen Cloud and Ramshaw Rocks is owned by the Peak District National Park Authority. The spectacular gritstone escarpment marks the south-western edge of the Peak - a line of fantastic shapes guarding the entrance to the Peak District.
For a great family day out, visit The Monsal Trail in the centre of the Peak District National Park. You can start just north of Bakewell, 10 miles north of Matlock and 8 miles west of Chesterfied to enjoy great walking and cycling.
There is a wonderful short walk to Lathkill Dale of around 4 miles with some of the best scenery that The White Peak has to offer, starting at the green in the centre of the pretty village of Monyash. Or for the more determined, you can take in Lathkill and Bradford Dale also for a 17km yomp!