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Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Youlgrave and Meadow Place Grange.

A trip up towards Youlgrave this week with a later start of 06:30 so a bit of a lie in. We parked in the car park on the outskirts of Youlgrave and walked down through the village then up through Meadow Place Grange. This is a really old farm with loads of character. From the farm we stopped at the dry river Lathkill where we had our breakfast. From there it was up to Over  Haddon and Conksbury Bridge then road work back to the car.


This weeks route. Youlgrave to Over Haddon and back.

Old Manor Farm

Until we got there

Youlgrave in the mist

Youlgrave

Geoff

Rob & Ike looking t Meadow Place Grange



Horse mounting steps


Geoff, Ike & Rob 

Another part of Meadow Place Grange

Geoff on the woodland track


Geoff in the middle of the river Lathkill, but no water

Breakfast time

Carters Mill on the river Lathkill

Ike coming up the hill in Over Haddon

Memorial in Over Haddon

Main Street Over Haddon.

Rob horsing about

Spotted these 3 characters behind the pub

Lathkill Hotel

Minninglow form a distance

A view of  Over Haddon


View of the river Lathkill

The White house near Carters Mill

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Small weir on the River  Lathkill




A bit congested in Youlgrave


The water tank and the smallest house in the centre of Lathkill

The water tank

Old Hall Youlgrave.
This was another lovely walk with a couple of small hills, stumbling across Meadow Place Grange was a bonus, what a brilliant old farm complex.
It was different seeing the river Lathkill fro a high position when coming out of Over Haddon. As usual for this time of the year the river at Carters Mill was dry.
See you next week



Monday, 22 September 2014

Dornoch, Durness and Ullapool. Scotland Sept 2014


Not my usual Out and About Blog, this is from a 5 day trip to Scotland, normal service will resume as soon as possible.

A few pics from our 5 day coach trip to the north of Scotland. Fantastic weather, brilliant hotel and food with some wonderful day trips. The only negative for this holiday was the long journey, plenty of stops en route and it was all worth it in the end.
The pics show :- Inverness, Dornoch, Durness and Ullapool with stopping points in between on the trips.
Inverness

Inverness

Inverness

Inverness

Inverness

Inverness

Inverness

Dornoch Beach


Dornoch Beach

Dornoch Beach


Dornoch Beach

Dornoch Beach

Dornoch Beach

Dornoch Beach



Dornoch Beach

Dornoch Beach

Dornoch Beach

Dornoch Beach







Smoo Cave

Smoo Cave

Smoo Cave

Arkle mountain and Loch Stack






Loch Eriboll

Durness

Durness

Durness

Durness

Ullapool

Stone mason at work



Ullapool

Ullapool

Alness

Alness

Alness

Dornoch Cathedral

Dornoch Cathedral

Dornoch Cathedral

Dornoch Castle Hotel

Dornoch

Dornoch

Dornoch

Dornoch


Ullapool

Dornoch

Dornoch

Dornoch

Dornoch

The Witches Stone Dornoch

Dornoch Beach



Dornoch

Dornoch

Royal Dornoch Golf Club


Bay Hotel Dornoch
This was a Shearings coach trip  to the very north of Scotland, a long journey but well worth it.