Day 53 - Wings of a Dove
Trip Start Sep 06, 2009
83Trip End Jun 07, 2010
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The sun is shining and the landscape is beautiful. It's a great day to be out for a walk! This section is largely an old railway line that is now a cycle, walking and riding trail making navigation straightforward and the walking surface level! It's also a good place for the dogs to run free as all livestock are safely behind dry-stone walls and we're away from the roads.
We enjoy lunch outdoors and then Ian and Hamish join me to walk through Biggin Dale and along the River Dove to Milldale, while Eve takes the other dogs on in the car
I bid farewell to Ian, Eve and the dogs at the beautiful hamlet of Milldale. Thank you all for your wonderful support and hospitality!
The path then heads across the river and follows the Dove down past the striking limestone formations of Ilam Rock, the Natural Arch, Jacob's Ladder, the Twelve Apostles and the caves at Dove Holes. Then it's a quick hop over the fields into Staffordshire and on to the grand Ilam Hall Youth Hostel.
What made me smile today:
Hamish - the handsomest, sweetest-natured dog ever
Spending another day with the Griffiths
This area of the Peaks - it's beautiful and a great contrast to the Dark Peak area!