On Sunday afternoon we went out with our daughter as she thought we would all enjoy the drive and walk followed by tea-time refreshments.
The snow that we've been experiencing again had already settled on higher ground and the parkland of Whirlowbrook Hall estate looked beautiful.
Whirlowbrook Hall was built in 1906 and owned by a local industrialist. In recent years the Hall had been used for various functions and also had a cafe which was open to visitors. Apparently the hall and cafe was closed last year, but the grounds of the estate are open to the public and as there are acres of land to explore it's another popular area for walking, especially as it's on the edge of Derbyshire countryside. I'm sure we shall go there again and take a longer walk through the woods.