18 Mar 2016

Five on Friday

Hello everyone!  I hope you've had a good week.
With the better weather I've been able to get out for some walks as well as going to my different courses in the city.  On Sunday afternoon we went to the Upper Derwent Valley, crossed the Yorkshire Bridge by Ladybower Reservoir and walked along by the river before coming back over the moors to Lower Bradfield village where we stopped for refreshments.
Everywhere, whether it's in the villages or town parks, the Spring flowers are at their best.  I'm so grateful that they've been planted in public places for everyone to enjoy and it certainly lifts the spirits as they pop into bloom at this time of the year.  My favourites are those that have been planted at the edge of woodland areas and along country lanes.  The plants look so natural there. Below are photos taken that afternoon - sorry, there are quite a few photos!  I'm joining Amy's Five on Friday. Thank you Amy for organising the link up.

the woods and river 





The woods near the River Derwent and Ladybower Reservoir.  A footpath leads over into the Hope Valley.

country lanes and interesting landscape views


(photo taken from a television programme)
Further along the lane there are views of Bamford Edge, a gritstone overhang escarpment that continues as Stanage Edge, a popular area for rock climbers.

 a pretty village





Then we went back to Low Bradfield village and walked by the stream called Agden Beck. 

time for tea!



By then it was teatime.  It was good to be able to sit outside in the courtyard of the Schoolrooms cafe, once the village school, enjoying the last hour of sunshine before driving back over the moors through Bradfield Dale to get back home.  Inside there's a farmshop and deli whilst upstairs is the cafe.  It's bright and modern with original paintings on the walls and that afternoon it had been set up for a children's party.

the moors and farms around Bradfield Dale and village






I hope you've enjoyed the tour, part walk and part drive!  Do go over to Amy's Five on Friday link to see what everyone else has posted this week.
Wishing you a good day.
Linda :)

38 comments:

  1. What a great place to live and walk around

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  2. Beautiful stunning images of Springtime, I would love to walk around there. xx

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  3. Such a wonderful series of spring photos, Linda!
    I too would love to have a walk there. Thank you for sharing the scenery with us! :)
    Have a great weekend!

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  4. There's something about that area that just makes your heart sing, isn't there?

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  5. These are wonderful spring photos Linda! I love the moss covered old stone hedges. They have character and history! Have a lovely weekend!

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  6. Excelente trabalho fotográfico.
    Um abraço e bom fim de semana.
    http://andarilharar.blogspot.pt/

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  7. Beautiful Spring photos, you certainly took us on a great tour. What a pretty tearoom, so much history behind it, quite fascinating. Have a great weekend.

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  8. It's so good to have some fine weather so that we can get out and about, especially is such a wonderful location as this. I do love that painting you've shown.

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  9. what a beautiful place you live in, very scenic! hope you have a wonderful weekend

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  10. I love Yorkshire, such a beautiful county, there really is nowhere like the English countryside. Beautiful pictures. Have a lovely weekend xx

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  11. What a beautiful part of the country you live in! The daffodils are eye catching and cheering aren't they? I love the cafe with the paintings on the walls too - espeically like the hare painting. Have a lovely weekend:)

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  12. Gorgeous photos Linda, I love the mossy walls. Any lambs up there yet?

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    1. Thank you Jessica. No lambs yet.

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  13. Gorgeous scenery on your walk, loving the catkins and Spring flowers.
    I would love the painting of the hare hanging from my wall. I have some prints by Kate Wyatt of hares, very similar in style.
    Have a wonderful weekend :)

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  14. Yes, i enjoyed the tour. you already know how much i love stone walls and these covered in moss are just wonderful. i would love to have tea there and that rabbit painting is beautiful. i went to Lynn's site and she is a very talented painter. so much beauty there. i like her style a lot. thanks for the walkabout in my chair

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  15. That was a beautiful tour. Every photo making me wish to on foot, right there. The shot of the stony ridge is in stark contrast to the rolling hill. I enjoyed this thoroughly.

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  16. Such truly beautiful places!!! You are so lucky to live in such a wonderful part of the country and I am sure that you appreciate it a great deal. Thank you for taking us along to enjoy it with you!!! Thank you for taking part in Five On Friday, hope you have a good weekend and a good Easter! xx

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  17. Wow
    Wow
    Wow

    What a truly lovely post to look at, and I enjoyed the tour
    THANK YOU

    Have a great weekend

    All the best Jan

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  18. Breathtaking scenery! My Yorkshire hubby is going to enjoy these immensely! Have a wonderful weekend x

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  19. What a beautiful part of the country you live in Linda... breathtaking scenery and stunning photos!

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  20. All that space! Just wonderful, thanks for taking me on such a great walk. x

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  21. Wow---what a great place to take a walk... You saw everything, Linda... Love the moss growing on the rocks in the woods... Love the little bridge crossing the creek.... Ah Heck---I loved it ALL.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  22. How I love your wonderful walking trails. Around here, they're all paved walks in city areas. Not even close to your nature scenes. Envy, envy.

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  23. You live in such a wonderful part of our country. The photos are stunning but I especially love the moss stone one

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  24. Beautiful photos from your tour. Love the moss on the stones, beautiful country view and signs of spring through the pretty blooms.

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  25. What a beautiful place to walk, love the felted bunny picture.

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  26. Beautiful images out and about! Loved all these scenes. I'm so happy for Spring and Easter week. Have a great one!

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  27. These photos are breathtaking. Such natural beauty and I loved seeing the sheep. I'll trade you a few palm trees for some sheep! :)
    Have a great day, Pat xx

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  28. The sights you visited are just stunning. How lovely to also stop for tea and have it decorated with balloons. The daffodils just are so lovely along the road side. I love them this time of year.

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  29. nous ne sommes pas loin des uns et des autres
    mais quel dépaysement , vous avez un style dans vos campagne qui est lion d'égaler
    les nôtres
    les petits murets en pierres couvert de mousse
    les petits court d'eau
    et des vallées couvertes de fleurs avec les moutons noirs
    merci du partage
    à bientôt
    et joyeuse journée printanière
    bisous

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  30. I did enjoy it. Beautiful photos. The green was such a nice contrast to the brown of winter. Then throw in the daffodils and the crocus colors. Lovely. Enjoyed the sheep as well. Fun post.

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  31. Dear Linda,

    It was so lovely to see where you go out walking and you live in such a beautiful part of the world. Spring is such a wonderful time of the year with all the pretty flowers growing. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos.
    Have a happy new week
    hugs
    Carolyn

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  32. I so enjoyed these great landscape views of Yorkshire and the beautiful springflowers. Pretty paintings too in the schoolbuilding.
    Enjoy your week!
    Regards, Janneke

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  33. Oh it's just so beautiful everywhere Linda!! I'd walk for days to try to see it all. So fun to see another area of the world with different scenery than my northwoods. Thanks for taking my on the journey! ;) I enjoyed every step and photo!! xoxo

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  34. I certainly enjoyed this, how relaxing. Stunning views, I loved the mossy stones and catkins! xxx

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  35. Such richness of beauty - thank you for sharing it with us :)

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  36. It's so green and beautiful there already!

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  37. Such lovely countryside and of course you know I would love the daffodils. :) Have been having some mild heart issues and missed Easter Sunday services for the first time in my life but was able to make dinner with the family. I hope you had a very blessed Easter day. He is Risen Indeed!

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