A Favourite Activity – Walking with Friends.

We have some of, what I think, is the most amazingly beautiful countryside right on our doorstep. A corner, or central bit of England that is sometimes overlooked.The Peak District in Derbyshire. I think it’s because there are not so many boutique hotels, chic pubs and trendy wine bars in the area although look hard and you will find a few. Anyway, it’s unlike me to digress, but I have, our little part of the world is great for getting out and about in. Nothing fancy, nothing expensive just good old fashioned, fresh air and comely surroundings. We can go from the front door on foot, but by car a couple of miles and there is even more on offer.
Having boys the requirement to eject them from the sofa every now and again is a necessity.Activity calms them. One will come willingly the other requires tempting. Recently we’ve been gallivanting with one of Tink’s class chums, chum’s mum, their dog and sometimes a smaller brother. This tends to tempt Tink along, the friend and mostly definitely the dog are a big draw. We walk around a local beauty spot called The Goyt Valley, there is, to coin a phrase, something for everyone. Streams, woodland walk ways, hills, a reservoir and even some amazing old ruins. Join us here on our latest escapades.

A picnic and a flask of tea….essential

A Harry Potter gowned musketeer is a bit chilly.

Bubbling brook.


The Ruins, Errwood Hall.

The backdrop, the reservoir.

Mum and son.

Who’s walking who?


  1. empressnasigoreng November 4, 2012 / 5:46 am

    How beautiful! I take my 9yo out bushwalking near where we live too. Great for both of us.

  2. nh November 4, 2012 / 8:30 am

    We love walking with friends too. In fact, we love walking. Like you we live in some amazing countryside – although when people think about our area of Yorkshire they think dark, satanic mills! It helps calm our 3 year old, and gives him freedom to run, walking with friends is best as it means longer walks before he gets too tired to carry on!

  3. Older Mum (@Older_Mum) November 5, 2012 / 2:02 pm

    Fab photos – the Peak District is very dramatic and rugged if memory serves me well – looks like you had a great time. Love that last photo! :o).

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *