(This post was sent at dawn (ish) this morning by Jenny and Derek, originally as part of a comment to yesterday’s post ‘The Blue Tits have left Home’. We thought it deserved space of its own…)
Sad to say two more twits are leaving home. 6am and planning to leave early to avoid Simon and his camera – who was still filming last evening in dimming light.
Despite unusually wet weather our stay – as expected – has been excellent. Before our next visit we are going to work on developing short walks for oldies.
We categorise our needs as being between the very interesting guide book of the village and White Peak Walks by Mark Richards. We young 70 years old plus aim to walk 20 to 25 miles during a week’s stay. Which requires walks of no more than 4 miles in length and with contours slightly further apart than they used to be.
We tried the path immediately behind the house shown as Unsuitable for motorised vehicles. It is also unsuitable for bath chairs. It goes up and yet even further up and is most rewarding. It is a slow steady climb which provides plenty of time to use John’s excellent guide to flowers and fauna in the Green File. The steady climb to the road and the journey back down into the village is most rewarding. Such a trip takes about 3 hours – losing the way is essential and chatting with any passing mortal is to be recommended. It also allows recovery time for the next day. A good example can be found in Waterside Walks in the Peak District Page 94 Ilam and the River Dove.
The title for the collection of walks could well be “Strolling with oldies up hill and down dale”.
We look forward to that, Derek and (Jenny), and thank you! There are many of us that this would suit admirably.
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