Makeney Hall Clarion Collection Hotel
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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An early start meant we made it to Hopwas at 2pm as planned to meet up with my parents and grandparents.
It was our first day of bad weather, although it wasn't actually that bad, at one point we went under a bridge and came out on the other side in torrential rain. After a minor panic of putting on waterproofs it wasn't bad in the rain, I held up an umbrella for Carrie and we carried on in the rain. It wasn't cold and when the rain stopped and the sun ...
We had a destination of Hopwas to reach for lunch time on the 12th so the plan was to get as far as we could before mooring up for the night.
I had hoped we would reach Armitage but it looked doubtful, the only reason we made it was due to not finding reasonable moorings. All we found was private moorings and permit ...
... meals which was good as the plan was to just keep going as late as we could and stop when we ran out of energy or light. But first we stopped at Shugborough Hall.
We basically snuck in the back entrance, we passed by a closed booth that said we had to go to another reception to buy a ticket costing £15 each. We headed off towards where we had to pay but stopped off at the butterfly garden where Carrie spent ages trying to get a ...
The maps showed that Sherwood Forest was on the way to Belper, so...Robin Hood, Robin Hood, riding through the glen...we just had to go! On pulling up to the carpark it was very obvious that there was something happening and being summer school holidays over here, there were kids and families everywhere. It turned out to be the Robin Hood Festival and the forest was alive with music, entertainers, jousters and food stalls and little Merry Men and Maid Marians. After watching one ...
Its still very hot, and we are all pretty tired after the big day yesterday, so today we decide to have a relatively easy day, close to home. First into our nearest town – Belper – and typical of the area, it was a major mill town from the mid-1700's, utilising the power of the Derwent River to power what became a massive series of factories. Many of the factories have gone now, but one remains and houses ...