Another Sunday, another day in the Peak District. Saturday had perfect weather. We were hoping for the same and almost got it. No rain, just a little overcast at first.
Today's hike started in Birchover and featured Stanton Moor and was approximately 3 miles (walk #3 in Derbyshire Walks with Children). The kids really enjoyed it as they were able to climb a few rocks and we enjoyed the change in scenery from some of the previous walks. From the book:
Stanton Moor is the heather-covered plateau immediately to the south-west of the Derwent and Wye river confluence. At just over 1000 feet it provides extensive views. The moor is covered with Bronze Age relics including a circle of nine standing stones and massive isolated stones with climbing holes cut into them. Birchover village nestles on the hillside below the moor and is mainly involved in quarrying.
And at the top . . . a poorly framed Nicole can give you an idea of the size of the rock.
A top "Cat Stone" (more climbing -- yeah!)
obligatory domestic farm animal shot w/ baby calf
shaved Alpaca (poodle/giraffe mix??)
Nicole's turn at the top
a rare couple photo!
A random, cool cloud (and to show that we get blue skies every now and then).
The reward at the end of the day . . .