Friday, 7 March 2014

The countryside

Last weekend, I took JJ and we went to the Peak District. OK, I admit he was doing all the driving (I can't handle driving on the wrong side of the road), but the area was my idea! We had rented a small car and a house in the middle of a tiny village called Hartington. The village was so cute. It had a pub, a hotel and a couple of tiny shops. We got to meet some of the locals and I can say they're really nice. The goal of the trip was to go hiking, which we managed to do successfully. The first day we walked for about 4 hours going up the Lose hill and the Mam Tor. The second day we walked around Bakewell and the area around Chatsworth Estate. It was such an amazing weekend!

I want to say that's an oak tree, but I can't be sure. I'm more of a city person. I don't know my trees

I love these old brick bridges

Walking around Bakewell

Following the trails was 'interesting'. I only fell once in the mud! That's a good score for me.

Do I look like I belong there?

That's early in our ascent. I still look fresh

The view from the top - breathtaking

Leaving our house the first day of our hike.


  1. lovely photos
    It sometimes makes me chuckle though to see a Greek man among the gray cool climates you are visiting. It's a bit unsettling, like the time I saw a family of Inuits in California all in shorts and tank tops.

    1. You know there are a couple of really nice ski resorts in Greece. We do get snow from time to time. But yes, I know what you mean... :-)

  2. Looks like a fun outing!

  3. what a cool thing to do! love walking!

    1. Yes, it was quick fun and the views amazing!