Wednesday, 17th April 2013
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Mill Dale Bridge, an ancient packhorse bridge known as Viator's Bridge,
The Tissington Trail, a disused railway line
Tissington Hall, an early 17th century Jacobean mansion house . . .
which has been lived in by the same family for 500 years,
Hall Well which features in the Tissington well-dressing in May
Thorpe Cloud which we bypass on our way to . . .
the Stepping Stones . . .
in Dove Dale
Making our way up the Dale past the weir . . .
the first feature we pass is Dove Dale Castle . . .
followed by Lover's Leap
Then comes Tissington Spires . . .
followed by Reynard's Cave . . .
which I explore a little more closely
Continuing alongside the River Dove . . .
another cave comes into view . . .
but where is the supposedly 'easily recognisable Lion Rock?'
Ilam Rock is closely followed by . . .
the Dove Holes . . .
which need closer investigation . . .
and a pause for another photo
A lonely clump of daffodils herald warmer weather . . .
and a very young lamb checks us out
Sheila heads back across the bridge to . . .
Mill Dale, a quaint English Hamlet . . .
that used to be a bustling and busy hamlet . . .
with a Camomile mill that closed in the late 1870’s.
The remaining mill buildings have now been converted . . .
into an information barn