Staying on a little site in Old Brampton I thought I’d go for a walk out over the Derbyshire hills to Bakewell, via Holymoorside, Beeley moor through Beeley onto Rowsley then up the valley into Bakewell for a beer and a bus trip back.
I’ve always been fascinated by the uniqueness and individuality of stiles (stick with me) to the belief that you could pinpoint where you are in the British countryside by the type of stile you are passing through !
So these are just a few that caught my attention on a quiet jaunt to a pub in the Derbyshire Peak District.
Oh, can you spot the pic of a picture ? I’m sure you’ll have no “i-deer” !
I thought it a good idea way back in the summer to pack a tent and all things lightweight and go do a cycle ride, so the 185 mile Hebridean Way covering the islands of Vatersay, Barra, Eriskay, South and North Uist, Harris and finally Lewis became a 300 plus mile cycle ride.
Its a day of trains to get there and another to get back but well worth the effort, South to North with the prevailing winds (gales) is also a must along with a good weather window as it must be a hard place to live all year round.
For our last week we moved closer to the Hook of Holland and the ferry departure date, Rockanje, about 20 mile south of the Hook. Another site with Deer, goats, rabbits, ponies the works so it was very quiet until the peacock struck a chord !
Once again loads to see and do right on the North Sea coastline so would return if the ferry over was ever late over.
Right where next………..
With loads of washing to be done before we returned home a Yacht club is the place to be, Culemborg itself is full of character with loads of places to see and loads to do.
Having crossed into Holland we find a nice little site run by a young couple eager to please, beers in the fridge, if no ones about put your money in the box, when you leave if no ones about put your money in the box, very trusting and it works.
Hirschorn had its own castle guarding the near oxbow in the river, well worth a visit as it was only small but compact, it had its own train station straight into Heidelberg which was a very busy place on the Sunday we visited with the castle bringing in busses of Japanese tourists.