With days of relentless wind and rain it has been difficult to get out for a long walk, but as the sun broke through yesterday morning we put our plan to take a drive over to Castleton in Derbyshire into action. Although it's a short drive from where we live, by the time we arrived in Castleton the weather had changed (as it often does in the High Peak area) and there was a steady drizzle of rain. I have a booklet giving the details of suggested walks around this historic town, which is famous for the mining of Blue John stone, but yesterday was not the time to wander far. Even the ducks on the banks of the river were not that enthusiastic about swimming in the fast-flowing water. We went into the information centre, followed the mill stream into town, spent some time in the cosy Castle Inn before visiting the ancient church of St. Edmund.
The Mill Stream
More about Castleton and our visit to St. Edmund's Church next time.