Biking in the Peak District

Trip Start Apr 30, 2006
Trip End May 14, 2006

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Thursday, May 4, 2006

My adventure for today was a bike ride through part of the Peak District. After borrowing a bike from Keith (a friend of my Aunts) I boarded the train at Derby for 1/2 hour to Matlock.

From Matlock I biked (again in the warm sun) just past Bakewell (about 12-15 miles one direction).

- stop at Haddon Hall
- biking along farms and fields and views of the Derbyshire Peaks
- Bakewell - stop at pub for a pint of bitter and the famous Bakewell pudding


May 05 - Chatsworth House

- Auntie, Carmel and Kevin drove up into the Peak District to Chatsworth House
- Owned by Duke/Duchess of Devonshire - just an amazing place - really is a palace - Pride and Prejudice setting here for several scenes in movie
- Magnificant gardens - maze + waterfall + rock + statues etc - several encounters with wild peacocks
- Amazing Derbyshire countryside view - seems fake, like a painting - didn't realize that anything so real could see soo fake!!!
- deer park
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