Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
Moscar - Rowsley (The Last Part)
In this next picture you will see Queen Mary's Bower, for more about this go to the link above as really I'm no history teacher so you're best to learn about it from someone who knows what they're talking about.
I include this next picture simply because in the far distance you can just make out the Village of Beeley which is where my dad's side of the family come from. I never actually lived there myself, when I was born we lived up on the hill you can see behind the village. I did go to Beeley school though so from age of five I used to walk from home down through the woods and fields you can see on the hillside behind the village every morning and then back again in the evening.
After a year at Beeley school part of our house blew down one night in a storm and we had to move out to a place in the Village of Rowsley which is only a mile from Beeley. So really Rowsley is my home and my parents still live in the house I grew up in and that is where I was headed this day. Here you see the route by the River Derwent just a short distance before it enters the village.
This is my parents house and where I lived from the age of seven, this picture was not taken on the day though and is one from a while ago.
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Longshaw To Baslow.
On the hill just before desending in to Baslow is Wellington's Monument ....and close by was this character with a few of his mates.
In the next post we will be taken in Chatsworth Park.
Sunday, April 04, 2010
Here are some more pictures taken on my last walk, they are some of the interesting things I saw along the way.
I've been given several explanations as to what purpose the item in the first picture serves but I can't make my mind up which one to believe so I won't risk telling you something that isn't true. What is obvious is that they are intended to catch water presumable for something to drink. Not the two channels carved out in order to catch and then divert the water that runs down the rock and guide it in to the small bowl. There are many of these along Stanage Edge all of which are numbered this being number 4.
Many years back now these places had a much more productive roll to play in providing work for local people and different stone products for businesses such as mills and farms. Today the item below would look fine in many a garden and would cost a great deal to buy, here though it lies unfinished as an unofficial monument to the past. If you look inside you can still see the marks left by the person working on this project also I think the outside would have been finished to a much higher similar to the few inches at the top of the trough.
This next picture is something else that would have been made in such a place as Stanage Edge, its the old millstone outside the old flour mill in Chatsworth park.
I hope you find these things as interesting as I do, I will show you some more things from the walk when you've digested this lot. If you want to read more about Stanage Edge click on the title of this post.
Friday, April 02, 2010
Moscar - Rowsley (Part Two)
This first picture is taken looking back to the A57 at Moscar which is where Vicki dropped me off. Thats the truth - she did drop me off and not kick me out and tell me to walk home. Shortly after starting this your route for the next four miles or so, all the time to your right there are staggering views to be had, in fact to the left also.
After the four mile walk along Stanage Edge we then follow the valley all the way down to the Longshaw Estate between Carl Wark and Burbage Edge.
Entering the Longshaw Estate.
The walk through the Longshaw Estate, the pub is not far away now.
Looking down the Derwent Valley, the walk ends somewhere in the far distance. From here we leave the high ground and walk by the river Derwent through the Chatsworth estate.
Looking back to Chatsworth House from the park. My route passing in front of the house.
Approacing the old mill that was closed in I think the sixties when I tree fell on it during a bad storm.
This next picture is the last for this post and shows the route between Calton Lees and Rowsley.
Whilst this is the last picture for this post its not the last of the walk. In the next post I will show you some of the interesting things I saw along the way so I hope you will join me another so I can share them with you.