Christmas walks

Christmas Eve was bright and breezy and with no arrivals we decided to go for a walk. We opted for a walk from the door to Monyash and parked one of the cars there then we headed down to Lathkill Dale via Mill Farm.  The wind had picked up by mid morning but once we were down in the dale we were quite sheltered.  The water was flowing well when we entered the dale but had dried up by the time we reached the source.  We had hoped to have lunch at the Smithy in Monyash but it had just closed so we drove over to Grindleford where we had lunch at the cafe.  Then we had a walk around the outdoor shops at Hathersage before a quiet evening in.  Enjoy the photos. Boxing Day was another fine day but noticeably colder than Christmas Day.  No arrivals  or departures.  Down to Bakewell mid morning and a wander around the shops with coffee at the Tiroler Stuberl before we went to the Agricultural Center to watch the hunt set off from Bakewell.  Then we headed to White Lodge car park outside Ashford where we walked along Monsal Dale and up to Monsal Head.  The Dale was quite muddy in places and by the time we got to the top the wind had picked up again. We bumped into our friends from Chelmorton who were doing a different walk.  Heading back we walked over the viaduct, the Monsal Trail was not as busy as we thought it would be, and down to the Dale.  Retracing our steps we came across some cows blocking the path so had to make a minor detour. Later in the afternoon our friend left to drive home. Tuesday was a quieter day with time to catch up with chores from the last few days and prepare for the big changeover between Christmas and New Year. One departure.  Another cold sunny day.  Enjoy the photos from the Monday.