Continuing from yesterday's post we'll take a stroll around Tissington starting in the field at the edge of the village.
buttercups and milkmaids
One of the farms on Tissington Estate
Tissington's sweet shop sells old-fashioned sweets, refreshments and vintage homeware.
The village is part of Tissington Estate which consists of many working farms, farm cottages and other buildings. Tissington Hall is situated in the centre of the village and the FitzHerbert family have owned it and lived there since the reign of Elizabeth I.
St Mary's Church
St. Mary's Church dates from the 12th century. The inner doorway of the south porch has a Norman tympanum with two standing sculptured figures on either side. A new aisle was added on the north side when the church was restored in the mid 19th century.
The Village Green is a good place to have a picnic. It's time to think about finding somewhere to have our own lunch before driving back home.
On the way back along the lane through the village there's a stall selling local Derbyshire honey and an icecream from the van is very tempting.
Instead a light lunch at an inn not far from Tissington is a welcome break after the walk especially when prawns with green salad and wholemeal bread, raspberry sorbet, cubes of chocolate brownie garnished with a raspberry coulis, hazelnuts and lemony-flavoured herbs (lemon thyme) are on the menu.
Thank you for coming on the walk with me.
Your messages left on my last blog post were much appreciated and I hope that your weekend will be a peaceful one.