The Barley Mow Experience

22nd June 2008

A first glimpse of Carsington reservoir
A first glimpse of Carsington reservoir
A drinks break ...
A drinks break ...
... with a view of the lake
... with a view of the lake
Windsurfers on the choppy water
Windsurfers on the choppy water

Wild flower meadows ...
Wild flower meadows ...
... and barely-trimmed hedges
... and barely-trimmed hedges
The Barley Mow pub, Kirk Ireton
The Barley Mow pub, Kirk Ireton

Yes, we're stopping here for lunch
Yes, we're stopping here for lunch
Packed lunch outside the pub...
Packed lunch outside the pub...
... and a pint or two inside
... and a pint or two inside
Back into the hay meadows
Back into the hay meadows

A very relaxed farm dog
A very relaxed farm dog
The Ecclesbourne valley
The Ecclesbourne valley
Losing James in the overgrown undergrowth
Losing James in the overgrown undergrowth
And almost losing Chris off the footbridge
And almost losing Chris off the footbridge

The far south of the White Peak
The far south of the White Peak
A pause to catch breath on Hilltop
A pause to catch breath on Hilltop
Chris wondering where we are
Chris wondering where we are
The viewpoint at Alport Height
The viewpoint at Alport Height

Wind and impending
Wind and impending
They're making these places up, I swear
They're making these places up, I swear
An inquisitive pony
An inquisitive pony
Ed and Chris squeeze through
Ed and Chris squeeze through

Nathaniel braves the rope-swing...
Nathaniel braves the rope-swing...
... and survives
... and survives
Next part of the assault course: barbed wire gates
Next part of the assault course: barbed wire gates
James and Sarah at Wirksworth church
James and Sarah at Wirksworth church

Walk led by Chris B; photos by Vince B and Mike D
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