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!
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