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
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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.
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.