December 8, 2012

Road trip through Peak District NP

The day was spend driving around with the wife's parents in the Peak District to show a bit of the neighborhood. We started at Ladybower reservoir,

then continued along it for few km to Derwent. We wanted to show them the dam which is very nice with its falling water.



Next we continued to Hope Valley and Edale, where it was a lot of snow (for UK :)) ) It looked very nice with snow on the peaks and the green valleys.
The journey continued through the Winnats pass, one of the two passes through the Dark Peak area. The other one is the Snake pass, a bit more north, passing Ladybower.



At Winnats pass (Castleton), there are a lot of caves as it was an old mining areas. They quarried for  a stone called Blue John, a semi-precious stone blue in color :) (suprised? ;) )
After a few quick photos, we continued to Bakewell which is a nice little village with small shops, cafés and a lot of outdoor cloth shopping. After strolling around for a while and shopped the mandatory bakewell puddingwe went to the last place we would have time to visit namely Chatsworth house (http://www.chatsworth.org/). The house is amazing but today there was an awful lot of tourists, so we just took a couple of quick photos and went home.

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