Derbyshire – winter 2017


After Christmas we went, together with my parents, to visit my brother and his family in Belper, Derbyshire.


Belper is a rather pretty town, especially in the sun.

It has a building with an outside door on the first floor…
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…and very nice houses and road signs.
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The next day started less sunny, but to compensate, it snowed – not in Belper, but nearby. My brother drove us to a village called Beeley for a short walk, with one of his children (the other one wasn't feeling well) and a plastic sledge.

Road junction in Beeley.
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A playground.
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We basically walked along a footpath up a hill, then back down again.

Silhouetted trees on the slope up.
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Getting higher (hills visible in background).
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Mist rising in the valley.
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The mist closes in.
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Mist around and below.
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Looking down as the mist clears.
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View behind to my dad climbing the path.
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Trees along a field boundary at the top.
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Frozen water supply.
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R valiantly climbing the last bit.
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Having reached roughly the top of the hill, we turned around to go back again. There was also a bit of sledging along the way (mainly the sliding downhill sort, not the insulting sort).

The sun comes out - sort of.
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Beeley has a nice little stream running along the edge of the road.
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Caudwells Mill

We got back in my brother’s car and he took us to Caudwells Mill, in another village called Rowsley. This is notable for its very nice tearoom, where we had lunch to end the morning.

Mill buildings.
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River Wye by mill.
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