Sunday 17 June another walk

As breakfast was over early we decided on another walk. Cloudy but humid with the promise of better I decided on a five mile walk based on Eyam. Eyam is a lovely village whose fame rests on the self sacrifice of the villagers during the plague, when the villagers isolated themselves to stop the spread of the plague. We used a footpath on the Foolow side of the village to walk up to Sir William Hill by the mast. I am sure this is the mast we can see from the back of Sheepfold but Chris isn’t so sure. The landscape changes dramatically here to moorland and as we walked across Eyam Moor we had a lovely view towards Hathersage. We found a nice but windy spot to admire the views. By now the sun was shining and we set off towards Stoke Ford on Highlow Brook. A number of years ago we stayed at Highlow Hall and did this walk from there. Then it was a cold wet February day and the mist obscured the views. So it was nice to see what we missed then! At Stoke Ford we headed back to Eyam via the Barrell Inn and the youth hostel at Bretton. We thought about stopping for a quick drink at the inn but it was busy so we set off back down Eyam Edge past the ‘black spot’ of the walk – a quarry – and back to Eyam. We stopped for a cup of tea in one of the tea rooms. Back home and back to normal!