It was a coolish day , sunny but with a fresh breeze. Perfect for running.
Crossing the stream over a little bridge - the dogs have to wait for slowcoach to let them through....
The wild garlic is coming up on the riverbank but hasn't blossomed yet. It's usually lovely there.
I stopped to give the dogs a swim and spotted a weird tiny little pink plant. I had no idea what it was so took a picture so that someone here might identify it.
Then a few metres later I saw a bigger one and realised that it must be Gunnera...
I covet this house....
A self-timer picture of me and the girls about to start up another big hill!
I managed to run this far but was running out of puff by now (having been going almost solidly for over an hour). This is the gorgeous view looking back towards Hathersage and Stanage Edge beyond.
We turned into field with sheep so I dutifully put the dogs onto the lead only to discover that it was a field of grouchy rams (or tups as they're known round here) banished while the ladies do the hard work of lambing. The dogs ignored them (as they do all sheep) and they glared balefully at us...
Then into a (very steep) wooded hillside. This is not a well-known valley in this area so was peaceful and deserted. Magical.
Then we emerge near the top of the hill. Wow!
I covet this Hall....(so does Minty by the look of it...).
Now we're back round to the Bamford side with views of Win Hill and Bamford Edge (as usual!)
And pretty daffs.
Then we're finish up in the hamlet of Shatton, stopping to let the dogs have a drink at the ford.