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Dale Abbey, Derbyshire

Although it’s only about 20 minutes drive out of Derby, I’d only recently heard of Dale Abbey after seeing a few small photos of it whilst browsing the internet. Me and my Sis had planned to head out somewhere but as the morning somehow escaped us, I thought it best to stick to somewhere nearby. I found details of a walk we could do around there, which was around 5 miles. Definitely do-able and would be back in time for tea…or in my case, to head out into town for drinks!

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Rainster Rocks, Derbyshire

Making the most of the good weather, me and my friend Annie (Bernard for short) set off in the direction of the small village of Brassington. Oddly enough for us, we found it without any complication and parked up on one of the few side streets through the village. There were pats on the back all round when we discovered that we’d parked right around the corner from the start of the walk too! Bonus.

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Harborough Rocks, Derbyshire

As there were so many photos from this walk, here’s some more.

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Years ago I bought a book called Archaeology Walks in the Peak District and having only dipped into it a few times over the years, doing 1 or 2 of the walks listed, I decided to put it to good use. Over the course of the summer this year, I’m going to try and complete all of the walks in there! Lets hope the weather gives us a couple of good months this year.

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Robin Hood's Stride, Harthill Moor, Derbyshire

Harthill Moor, for those who aren’t familiar with this part of the Peak District, is next door to Stanton Moor (see my previous post on Stanton Moor here). Of my brief time spent exploring the southern end of the Peak District, this is my favourite place.  Stanton Moor being the place I visit most when I head out this way. But today, I wanted to set out for Robin Hood’s Stride as I’d only ever been here once before whilst doing the larger walk around Stanton Moor that takes in Harthill Moor too.

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Keddleston Hall, Derbyshire

This was a trip that was organised through a short course I was attending at Derby University. The purpose was to give the people on the course the chance to practice their photo skills on a location other than the university grounds. It being October, we weren’t exactly hoping for a bright sunny day, which is just as well because we didn’t get one!

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Swarkestone Bridge, Derbyshire

Short & sweet post this time. Was just one of those afternoons where I had to go out somewhere. I got directions for a short walk around near Swarkestone bridge. Parked up at the Crewe & Harpur pub and set off along the footpath on the opposite side of the road, which abruptly came to an end about 5 minutes later! Stupid out of date walk maps! Grrr.

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