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Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Foggy morning around Belper

A quick visit up to my local woods this morning to catch the sun and mist.




















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Sunday, 22 January 2017

Wander around the east side of Wirksworth

A 07:30 start from Blackbrook this morning, it was my turn and -2 when we started off and got down to -4 at one stage. We just wanted to stick local and keep away from muddy fields so it was a visit to the eastern side of Wirksworth and up to the Gorsey Banks area.
We parked on the road just up from the railway station and found the footpath and away we went past Anthony Gell School playing fields and onto Brooklands Ave.

This weeks route around part of Wirksworth
Little stone bridge over the river

One of the houses on Brooklands Ave

Old mill on Water Lane

Liked these birds painted on the wall

Railway crossing

War memorial at the Church of Our Lady & St. Teresa of Lisieux

Fancy gate

Church of Our Lady & St. Teresa of Lisieux

The Providence Mill on Gorsey Bank

The Providence Mill on Gorsey Bank

The Providence Mill on Gorsey Bank

The track up Gorsey Bank

Rob opening up the water channel into the ditch



Which way now ?

Peter & Keith doing a great job on this dry stone wall


Unusual sheep

A level mark on the stone gatepost


This seat was covered in frost and you can see where we've been sitting

The Old Noah's Ark Inn and The Malt Shovel in the background

Lovely old barn

The Malt Shovel with a police car stopping traffic going down towards Wirksworth.


Oops, looks nasty but we were told no one was injured.



Horse trough 

This looked like a well 

The letter box for this house was under the window cill


Another old pub, this one the Old Ship Inn

Very small doors for this house

House at the bottom of Wash Green


Cast Iron gate post

Wirksworth Station


Geoff taking pics of the station


Geoff thinks this was a weigh bridge


From Wirksworth we had a half hour to spare so we went off to Cromford to look at something our Rob had seen.






This is what we came to see, not sure what it has been but we think likely to be the place for an old water pump.

Cromford pond.
 The walk today was a steady 3 miles just with a bit of a hill to get over, met a couple of interesting blokes doing the walling and a nice chat with the police at the overturned car.
Very enjoyable
See you next week