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Peak District

26 May 12   Gridleford to Bamford via Hathersage, making use of the Hope Valley rail line.
Grindleford is the furthest point I can go with the Wayfarer ticket.  Hot and sunny.

I had intended to stop at Hathersage but it was still a bit early when I got there so I carried on along the Derwent
riverside path to Bamford.  I began to regret that decision after a bit as, while there had been a cooling breeze
on the moors, it was like an oven in the valley.  I should have stopped in Hathersage and had a couple of pints -
another advantage of using the train

Padley Chapel originally the gatehouse of 14th century Padley Hall.

Padley Chapel, near Grindleford.

Padley Chapel.

Padley Chapel.

At the top of the Bolehill Quarry incline.
These stones once supported the winding wheel.

Strange creature in the woods of the Longshaw Estate.

Interesting gate latch of a type I've not seen before.
The gate swings both ways and can be opened from either side.

Unnamed lake near Longshaw Lodge.

Ancient packhorse bridge over Burbage Brook.  This stands on an ancient route between Hathersage
and Dore.  Note that the bridge has no parapets because of the side panniers on the packhorses.

Higger Tor from Carl Wark.

On the summit of Higger Tor.

Below Callow Bank.  This was the first turnpike road between Sheffield and Chapel-en-le-Frith, built in 1758.  
It was soon bypassed as it was too steep for horses pulling carriages.  Yes, bypasses are nothing new.

Callow Bank from near Mitchell Field farm.

A rather over the top field gate, once an entrance to the Longshaw Estate.

The Lychgate, Hathersage Church.

The grave of Little John, said to be Robin Hood's second-in-command.

The grave of Little John.

The church of St. Michael and All Angels, Hathersage.

Leadmill Bridge, near Hathersage.

Stepping stones on the river Derwent.

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