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Winter Walk in the Peak District

 

Ok so most people will probably think we were mad to venture out into the peak district last saturday (and we probaby were!),needless to say we didnt meet many people!

So i tucked the boys up in there winter coats and out we went.The dogs didnt seem too bothered by the amount of snow still falling or that it was shoulder deep in a lot of places!

 

Not very far into our walk when we were hit by rather large snow blizzard, but still the scenery was rather nice, and quite atmospheric.

When we finally waded our way through the snow drifts and upto the top of the incline we should of had a very nice clear view over baslow and part of chatsworth park................

 

The blizzard did stop and we were eventually able to get quite a nice view!

The weather was quite changeable, as we walked down the other side acoss the river and back up another hill out came the sunshine and a nice bright blue sky emerged!

 

The boys seemed to be having a great tim although bthe little ones legs were getting bigger and bigger with the snow balling up on them!

 

We then made our way through the woods and down into the village of Baslow for a nice hot cuppa and a pasty from the little village sweet shop!

 

After a well earned break and a chance to warm the finger ends we set off back and through the grounds of Chatsworth park. Chastworth park is always a very nice place to visit but looked even more picturesque with all the snow on the ground.

 

 

By this time we were starting to lose the light a little and walking fast was quite hard work!

On our way back up the hill we spotted some of Chatsworth Parks wildlife...............

 

The red deer, these are quite commonly seen along with the fallow deer but are generally on the otherside of the river where there arent as many people. We tried to get a little closer but having the dogs didnt allow us to get much closer that 100m.

 

The sheep were also tryin to graze alongside them......

 

These animals are farmed an the meat is avaliable to purchase from the farm shop along with all kings of other meat game, cakes, pickles, jams, cheeses, alcoholic beverages etc., which although is quite expensive is very nice.

After walking back across the field and up the track we arrived back at the carpark and the pub where we started............

 

Just in time to see the sunsetting behind the trees

All in all a good day had by all! The boys were very hungry and slept for the rest of the evening!Result!LOL!

Hope i havent bored you all to much on my first attempt! Any comments good or bad would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks for taking th time to read

Hayley x

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Date Fri, 15/01/2010 - 22:39
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Haylez,

A lovely blog. Maybe you should have turned the pictures before inserting them but thats a small technically. I know how hard it is .....very well done.

ps A Happy New Year to you

Jim

'Bokeh' Competition entry:- http://www.myfinepix.co.uk/competition/entry/697372

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Date Fri, 15/01/2010 - 22:50
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Another great blog. Well done.

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Date Sat, 16/01/2010 - 02:09
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非常好啊

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Date Sat, 16/01/2010 - 08:29
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Picture nr 3 does this one for me, a lovely shot....well composed....I like nr 9 too...

Well done on a good blog, look forward to seeing more proper blogs like this one....

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Date Sat, 16/01/2010 - 08:58
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A very good first blog. Good pictures and informative narrative. Thank you for making the effort to tell us about your day out.

John

Flickr Photostream: http://www.flickr.com/photos/32238909@N04/

 

 

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Date Sat, 16/01/2010 - 21:02
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 A great first blog look forward to seeing more.

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Date Sun, 17/01/2010 - 12:40
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Hi Hayley,..That was really good, havn't had a go at a blog yet. I love getting out into Derbyshire & Chatsworth is my most favoite place..Great pics and lovely dogs.

Vist Chatsworth alot as it isn't too far for us,never seen it with snow tho

Really nice..take care

Regards Dave

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Date Thu, 13/01/2011 - 20:38
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Super blog from my neck of the woods, I've got a couple of autumn shots in my gallery of Chatsworth, unfortunately we were not able to visit when the snow was on the ground but I did enjoy seeing the photos in your blog of what we missed.

regards

Anne

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Date Thu, 17/02/2011 - 12:47
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A very nice blog Haley, great scenery and well written.

PS. "Like" button doesn't seem to be working!

Kev.

 

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Date Fri, 18/02/2011 - 14:24
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Nice one Hayley. Lovely area isn't it. Love the dogs.

Best wishes, Mike

My gallery:  www.myfinepix.co.uk/gallery/326697

See me on Flickr:   http://www.flickr.com/photos/mike_butcher/ 

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Date Sat, 19/02/2011 - 09:42
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Hi Haley, love the dogs and the snow scenery ,super blog, enjoyed viewing.

 

 

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