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2018.04.22 - Matlock - start ~SK298602 ~WSW on Limestone Way, turn off on FP ~S before Masson Lees Farm, slow circle thru Heights of Abraham to enter Bonsall from West, from Cross /steps ~NNE then ~W to Upper Town, from rd T junction at ~SK272584 head ~NNW on FPs to Wensley and ~W thru it, ~ NNW on FP thru Cambridge Wood, turn NNE on track then 'V' turn at ~SK258618, head ~W through Clough Wood  & Clough Lane to Uppertown Farm, cross Birchover Lane, ~ W to B5056 Rd at SK229620, ~200m S on Rd, then turn off ~NNW on Limestone Way passing Robin Hood's Stride, leave Limestone Way taking FP thru Harthill Moor Farm, ~NNW (rejoining LS Way) to Bradford River below Youlgreave, ~NW then ~NE to Youlgreave Church, ~N on roads to Conksbury, ~E then ~N on road to cross Conkbury Bridge over River Lathkill, follow road ~ NNE then N past Noton Barn Farm, ~NE on Intake Lane to Haddon Road & NNW on rd then through park into Bakewell - leader Andrew Irwin - Sunday

upward on the Limestone Way - Riber Castle on the skyline behind
looking back at Matlock
Hawthorn hedge in blossom?
yellow Violets? or wild Pansy?
zoomed in shot of Riber Castle
cliffs above the River Derwent (unseen below)
view-point on the Heights of Abraham (which once was the site of many lead mines)
Information Boards at the viewing point
dropping a pebble down an old lead mine shaft hopefully to hear it hit water
white and pink Wood Anemones
Ember Farm?
Lesser Celandine
entering Bonsall
St James Church, Bonsall
Cross on circular steps near Kings Head PH
looking back at Bonsall
narrow lane en route to Upper Town
tea break while looking back at Bonsall
enigma at Upper Town?
heading towards Wensley
light rain shower rather than predicted thunderstorms
Wensley far ahead?
barn some way before Wensley
The Red Lion Inn, Wensley. No longer serving the public - our route passed it
shortly after the Red Lion Inn we turned toward Clough Wood (on sign)
note eco-house top left - covered by soil
through Cambridge Wood
bracket fungi?
apparently relic of mining works - unfortunately no Information Board - capped off mining shaft just visible in front
leader informing walker of our position & route ahead?
looking across to Birchover just north of us
Birchover again
Birchover again
rock here probably served as wall to a building
looking toward Robin Hood's Stride (which we passed later)

Larch cones

Banded Galloway cattle
rock massif with Hermits Cave passed on our route
Robin Hood's Stride seen again
un-named Stone Circle zoomed into from our route
Stanton Hall and church spire - zoomed into from our route
Harthill Moor Farm
Harthill Moor Farm
Harthill Moor Farm
Youlgreave ahead. Pond to right near Hollow Farm
part of Youlgreave
stone footbridge over River Bradford. Later we followed inclined path (on left of picture) into Youlgreave
upstream of footbridge
Co-operative Stores - now a Youth Hostel
Bulls Head Hotel
Bulls Heads ear serves as anchor to bunting

Youlgreave's - All Saints Church
walking towards Conksbury
Conksbury Bridge over the River Lathkill
River Lathkill seen downstream of conksbury Bridge
zoomed into Over Haddon (off our route)
Noton Barn Farm ahead to right - we turned to right past it onto Intake Lane leading to Haddon Road and Bakewell 
Bakewell suburbia

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