Thursday, 23 January 2020

November in The Peaks #1 - Ashford-in-the-Water & Castleton

Hi there everyone 😀

I know it will feel like I am jumping around all over the place with my blog posts at the moment but I am desperately trying to catch up with all that we did back at the end of 2019.

There is still plenty to come from our Isle of Wight trip, which I feel like I've been writing about forever, but today I want to share a bit about what we got up to on our visit to The Peak District back in November.

We were staying in the very cosy Willow Cottage in Ashford-in-the-Water and on our first full day we spent the morning having a bit of a wander round the village ... we didn't go far ... just pretty much round the back of the church ...

... and to the Sheepwash Bridge ...
... where the river was most definitely in full spate ...
Not ready to call it a day we decided to head into Castleton for the afternoon. We went 'the back way', passing the Hope Cement Works on the way and it was just lovely ...
Castleton was really busy ... the Christmas lights switch on had taken place the previous evening ... and the car park was full of people looking very muddy.

Mud was no such problem to us though, as we just had a good wander round the village soaking up the atmosphere ...
We wandered the back streets ...
... very much tempted by one of our favourite fish and chip shops ...
... but opting instead for the welcoming warmth of The Baytree ... where sandwiches and cake went down a treat ...
Coming out of the warmth, the rain had set in so we decided to head back to Willow Cottage and get cosied in for the evening.

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