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Apr 18, 2019 - Leave Buxton

Buxton to Lowestoft return journey So I woke, as I usually do before 6am to a misty Buxton morning across the Pavilion park and skyline beyond. I had a walk around the park that had been the last few steps of what the previous day had been the end of a very enjoyable long distance walk. There were just a few things to do before boarding that train to Lowestoft that was to leave via Stockport and Norwich at 10.02 am. The walk up Bank hill to McCoys (6am to 10pm) and Sainsburys opposite that opened at 7am filled my small cool lunch bag with...

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Aug 23, 2011 - Clyde Valley River and Loch Lomond

Tuesday and wow fantastic day in Scotland. Drove south/east to New Lanark a 'model' village from the 18th century built by social pioneer Robert Owen as Cotton Mill community including the first ever nursery school for his workers and is now a world heritage site. We enjoyed a 3 hour walk along the Clyde George next to the river (used for the mills) past 3 great waterfalls (used for hydro electricity). It was a cool and cloudy day, a few light showers then drove onto Helensburgh on west coast north of Glasgow across the Erskin Bridge. This...

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Aug 22, 2011 - Carlisle and Hadrian's wall

Drove from Manchester to Carlisle past 'Lakes District'. Beautiful weather, bright sun shine and enjoyed a coffee in mall interesting listening to different northern accent. Drove east to see Roman ruins, Hadrians Wall. We were told it was the best example of the wall and you can even walk on it. We had no idea what to expect but enjoyed the largest Roman monument in Britain (even though we had to pay for the carpark in a sheep paddock!!). The Birdoswald Fort that joins the wall was like a small village for all the Roman soldiers, we then...

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Aug 21, 2011 - Sheffield and Bakewell

Great day enjoying amazing English countryside, drove east through stunning 'Peak National Park' to Sheffield. Country is very impressive and the green and pink (Heather) rolling hills display sheep paddocks divided by perfectly formed dry rock walls, that go for miles and miles a fab sight. We enjoyed a stunning walk along the Rivelin Valley Trail, that involved balancing on stepping stones across the creek and Paul enjoyed sitting on a throne in middle of water! We then drove back into the 'Peak National Park' to Bakewell, a very very...

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Jul 3, 2011 - Being Like Jane

Jane Austen slept here. That is the legend anyway. And not only did she sleep here, she may have worked on writing Pride and Prejudice here, in the very room where we are sleeping, room #2 at The Rutland Arms in Bakewell, Derbyshire. It's been very much altered since then, so it's a little hard to picture it, but it sends a tingle up my spine to be staring out the same window Jane Austen did. It was 200 years ago that Jane was here; she wasn't thinking of me then, no matter how much I may think I am really Lizzy Bennet. But I will certainly...

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Domedreamer Wanders

Aug 22, 2007 - Chatsworth

Wednesday, Liza and I headed off down to Chatsworth hall to see how Dukes and Duchesses lived. The Duke and Duchess of Derbyshire own this huge estate which they open to the public and give access to quite a bit of the house and all of the gardens. I can really see myself living this kind of lifestyle. The rooms are filled with renaissance artwork and the ceilings area all painted and it has five libraries! Given my love for books, that does make me envious! And the gardens are stunning and set up for visitors of all ages. Everything from...

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