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Today we went to Ilam about a 12 mile car journey from our base,

Base
https://darwinescapes.co.uk/search/...bathrooms=1&bedrooms=1&sort=price_asc&_page=1

http://www.ilam.org.uk/

The picturesque village of Ilam (eye-lamb) nestles beside the River Manifold in the Staffordshire Peak District among limestone hills. It sits in the Peak District National Park on the Staffordshire border with Derbyshire, close to the famous Dovedale valley. It has Alpine style cottages, a church and river and is set against the backdrop of Bunster Hill, Thorpe Cloud and the steep and tumbling pastures.

We did a 8 mile walk from here down and along Dovedale valley over the stepping stones followed the river Dove for a few mile up a mountain through the woods then dropped back down to Ilam a enjoyable walk spotting a Dipper along the way,

A few pictures along the way.

Dovedale stepping stones
https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attra...ones-Thorpe_Ashbourne_Derbyshire_England.html

Ilam church
http://www.peakdistrictinformation.com/visits/ilamch.php#:~:text=Ilam church lies in a park Ilam has,travelled to Ireland to marry an Irish princess.

Ilam cross
http://ilam.org.uk/ilam-cross.asp#:~:text=Ilam Cross, originally erected by benefactor Jesse Watts,the finest Gothic revival monuments in the country.”

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Bob T

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#22
Today we went to Ilam about a 12 mile car journey from our base,

Base
https://darwinescapes.co.uk/search/...bathrooms=1&bedrooms=1&sort=price_asc&_page=1

http://www.ilam.org.uk/

The picturesque village of Ilam (eye-lamb) nestles beside the River Manifold in the Staffordshire Peak District among limestone hills. It sits in the Peak District National Park on the Staffordshire border with Derbyshire, close to the famous Dovedale valley. It has Alpine style cottages, a church and river and is set against the backdrop of Bunster Hill, Thorpe Cloud and the steep and tumbling pastures.

We did a 8 mile walk from here down and along Dovedale valley over the stepping stones followed the river Dove for a few mile up a mountain through the woods then dropped back down to Ilam a enjoyable walk spotting a Dipper along the way,

A few pictures along the way.

Dovedale stepping stones
https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attra...ones-Thorpe_Ashbourne_Derbyshire_England.html

Ilam church
http://www.peakdistrictinformation.com/visits/ilamch.php#:~:text=Ilam church lies in a park Ilam has,travelled to Ireland to marry an Irish princess.

Ilam cross
http://ilam.org.uk/ilam-cross.asp#:~:text=Ilam Cross, originally erected by benefactor Jesse Watts,the finest Gothic revival monuments in the country.”

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I love that old eroded Cross.
 

mick hopton

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#25
Today we went to Ilam about a 12 mile car journey from our base,

Base
https://darwinescapes.co.uk/search/...bathrooms=1&bedrooms=1&sort=price_asc&_page=1

http://www.ilam.org.uk/

The picturesque village of Ilam (eye-lamb) nestles beside the River Manifold in the Staffordshire Peak District among limestone hills. It sits in the Peak District National Park on the Staffordshire border with Derbyshire, close to the famous Dovedale valley. It has Alpine style cottages, a church and river and is set against the backdrop of Bunster Hill, Thorpe Cloud and the steep and tumbling pastures.

We did a 8 mile walk from here down and along Dovedale valley over the stepping stones followed the river Dove for a few mile up a mountain through the woods then dropped back down to Ilam a enjoyable walk spotting a Dipper along the way,

A few pictures along the way.

Dovedale stepping stones
https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attra...ones-Thorpe_Ashbourne_Derbyshire_England.html

Ilam church
http://www.peakdistrictinformation.com/visits/ilamch.php#:~:text=Ilam church lies in a park Ilam has,travelled to Ireland to marry an Irish princess.

Ilam cross
http://ilam.org.uk/ilam-cross.asp#:~:text=Ilam Cross, originally erected by benefactor Jesse Watts,the finest Gothic revival monuments in the country.”

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Great pics Lee
 
#26
Thanks Mick,

Today we decided to visit Thor's Cave https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thor's_Cave#:~:text=Thor's Cave (also known as Thor's House Cavern,England. It is classified as a karst cave. approximately 7 mile car drive from our base,

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While we was there we did the Wetton walk
http://www.derbyshire-peakdistrict.co.uk/wettonwalk.htm

The walk follows the river Manifold,

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_Manifold

Surprisingly the river beds of the Manifold and Hamps that flow through the valley are frequently dry as the waters soak away into the porous limestone rocks below and only reappear in wet weather.
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We also visited
St Peter's Church, Alstonefield
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Peter's_Church,_Alstonefield

In the churchyard is a memorial stone to Ann Green, who died 11 April 1518. This is believed to be the oldest legible gravestone in England. The stone is circular in shape, with wording carved on the edge and on one flat surface,

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#29
#31
looks a nice place for a wander about you have had good weather mate
Yes weather was good Bri nothing else to do but have a wonder/sit and chill out mate,

Next time i will have to get some maps/a reliable GPS system/learn to use a compass i would have liked to wonder more but was concerned about getting lost we totally lost gps signal on our phones and the fitbit take the wrong track and you could be walking for weeks.
 
#38
Good shots and a nice hobby Mick,


Today me and the wife visited Roche Abbey we combined our trip in to a walk we parked about three mile away making our walk around 6 mile passing the Abbey on route,

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/roche-abbey/history/

Roche Abbey was recently in the news for the wrong reasons nighthawking :-(.

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