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Sunday, 30 July 2017

Walk around Butterton

4 of us and hadn't a clue where we were going but ended up at the lovely village of Butterton in the Peak District close to the Manifold Valley. We parked up alongside the church and after all the rain we had decided to stick to a hard footpath and just followed the road out of the village. We went downhill first the passed the stream that flows down the main road and then started uphill. Half way up the hill we bumped into farmer Ron whom we had seen the last time we were in the village about 9 years ago. We had a good chat and he told us about the round stone structure in the next field that was once a lime kiln. We continued up the hill where we had far reaching views. The weather was kind to us no rain and not to warm. we carried on along the main roads and found a trig point by the side of a field with one of the locals using it as a scratching post. We also went past the footpath to the 1947 plane crash site which we had been to before. We had our breakfast by the side of the road before heading back to the village. We had a look around the churchyard and found some really old gravestones.


This weeks route around Butterton

The village sign





The Black Lion pub built circa 1782

This large peg on the wall of the pub represents the peg game played in the village 








The ford runs down the main street


Rob & Ike


This is the remains of a lime kiln and is a listed monument

Farmer Ron




Geoff & Rob checking the map with the church spire in the background








Is this supposed to be the Staffordshire Knot


Ordnance survey mark on this old gatepost


Me

Cow scratching on a trig point












Lovely old barn

Strange plant










St Bartholomew’s Church was redesigned by architect Ewan Christian and rebuilt in Butterton in 1871.It has a tower with two bells.The church is on the site of an earlier place of worship. The church’s spire, which was added in 1879, dominates the local landscape and is one of the newest spires in the Peak District.Within the church there is a memorial plaque to Joseph Wood, Rowland Cantrill and William Hambleton, who all died trying to rescue Joseph Shenton from a disused mineshaft in 1842

The Butterton Remembrance Memorial
A cracking walk just over 3 1/2 miles on hard standing surfaces, met an old farmer friend and had a good old chinwag.
See you next week.