The Barley Mow Experience
22nd June 2008
A first glimpse of Carsington reservoir
A drinks break ...
... with a view of the lake
Windsurfers on the choppy water
Wild flower meadows ...
... and barely-trimmed hedges
The Barley Mow pub, Kirk Ireton
Yes, we're stopping here for lunch
Packed lunch outside the pub...
... and a pint or two inside
Back into the hay meadows
A very relaxed farm dog
The Ecclesbourne valley
Losing James in the overgrown undergrowth
And almost losing Chris off the footbridge
The far south of the White Peak
A pause to catch breath on Hilltop
Chris wondering where we are
The viewpoint at Alport Height
Wind and impending
They're making these places up, I swear
An inquisitive pony
Ed and Chris squeeze through
Nathaniel braves the rope-swing...
... and survives
Next part of the assault course: barbed wire gates
James and Sarah at Wirksworth church