Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Longshaw To Baslow.

In this post I will show you some of the things I saw between Longshaw Lodge and Baslow.
Longshaw Lodge is now owned by the National Trust but was originally built by The Duke of Rutland as a shooting retreat. The lodge was built near to a toll road but the Duke liking his privacy got the road diverted. This shows the power these people had in Victorian times.

The walk through the Longshaw country park is level and on a good track at the end of which is the pub. I didn't get a picture of the beer Sara because I didn't stop - I know, how boring am I?!! Anyway all along the path there are good views to be had over the Derwent Valley, there are even better to be seen after the pub though.

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.


Blogger Sara said...

I have some students with haircuts similar to that animal. What the heck is that animal? a bull? a cow?

I wish I knew a duke (or a politician), so I could get some traffic diverted from my road! Too many loud trucks going by lately.

5:46 PM  
Blogger Dame Judi said...

Love those hairy beasties. I have a grandson that looks just like that!

4:30 PM  
Anonymous Lee said...

Hello from a fellow Doncastrian.I love to go hiking in the areas of the Peak District that you describe...but I'm rather scared of cows; especially ones with long horns.

6:45 PM  
Anonymous ashbourne bed and breakfast said...

Isn't Longshaw Lodge beautiful. Not a bad place to retreat for your favourite sport.

4:59 PM  

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