Although the weather had changed again on Sunday we went to Castleton using our usual route through the Upper Derwent Valley. There were plenty of walkers out and about and a few people fishing in Ladybower Reservoir. No blue skies on that day, but there seemed to have been more of a thaw in both the Derwent and Hope Valleys.
I even had an ice cream at a farm shop in Castleton, surrounded by farm animals and with the view of nearby Peveril Castle to enjoy!
We had lunch in the village of Hope where there was a welcome open fire after our walk in Castleton - more about that another time - then returned home across the moors. There was still a lot of snow that will take a long time to melt unless the temperature increases.
Jacob plantation, Strines Moor,
looking towards Ladybower area.
|Boots Folly and the Strines Moor|