Sunday Walk Report 25 April 2021

Nine people in two groups left Bakewell on a chilly morning. We climbed steeply, via the golf course and woodland to the upper, wide open pastures of Calton Lees. We enjoyed a leisurely refreshment stop at 3 convenient benches, with far reaching views.
Next we descended to Edensor, pausing to explore St Peter’s churchyard and visit the grave of Kathleen Kennedy (sister to JFK, married to a Devonshire and killed in a light aircraft crash at the age of 28).
The river Derwent led us away from the crowds to the far end of the estate. After an encounter with some hooded donkeys (protection from flies) we stopped for lunch, in a field above the garden centre.
A slow ascent back to the ridge took us through more pockets of woodland, where, unfortunately, only a few bluebells graced us with their presence. But a blanket of blue looked promising!
By mid afternoon the temperatures had risen considerably, so much so, that sleeping lambs could be tickled awake by Jo!
The return to cars was made by 3pm – early finish due to earlier start!
Successful day with good company and conversation.

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