A walk from Longnor

IMG_4255Tuesday 14 April was another a fine warm day at our Bolehill cottages near Bakewell (see here).  With a full house and no departures or arrivals I had the day to catch up on other jobs in the morning as well as going down to Bakewell to get some provisions.  A new restaurant has opened where Le mistral was so will report back in due course.  I spent a few hours in the afternoon doing some gardening.  Not quite as warm as last Tuesday but still a lovely day for our guests.  Handyman up here today and he and Chris gave the outhouse a clean and repainted it.  Lovely sunset, pity I forgot to take camera with me when I took the dogs out.  Got that early morning call on Wednesday so by 9am we were down at the farm to see the cows come out for the summer.  As Wednesday was forecast to be a nice day I had chosen one of our regular walks (and one of my favourite ones) to start our walking season.  We headed to Longnor and set out along the River Manifold before heading up to the ridge via Over Boothlow.  Down the hill and across the River Dove to Crowdicote and despite the recent dry spell there were still some swampy bits around. Through Crowdicote via the path to the green lane down from High Wheeldon.  Along this part of the route we had views towards my favourite hills of Chrome and Parkhouse Hills.  Over the River Dove again and then we stopped for lunch.  From here it was just a short climb back up the ridge to Longnor.  Just under four miles with a couple of ascents and descents.  Too early for cake so we drove to Hartington where we picked up some cheese for tea.  We came back via Monyash where we called into Tagg Farm just off the A515 where they have started selling milk from their Jersey cows straight to the public.  As it was still nice we finished off with an ice cream from the Smithy!  Enjoy the photos of the day.