|And the Hall from St Marys church cemetery|
|Tissington has six Wells which are all dressed in May. We found three. Left is Hall Well, top right Childrens Well and bottom right Town Well|
|St Marys Church|
So, having reached the old Tissington station and a point where the Tissington trail headed off to either Parsley Hay or Ashbourne, it was decided that a walk towards Ashbourne would be 'quite nice.'
Only 3.5 miles, nothing compared to the miles we had walked in Australia. But one year on, two very unfit people thought the walk would be a doddle and soon found to their cost how very wrong they were!
One mile to go before reaching Ashbourne and my left hip started to object strongly to the amount of pressure I had put it through. Finally, and with some relief, we reached a cafe by the bike hire hut. A table was found and tea and a sandwich ordered we sat enjoying the strong sunshine. The pain was all but forgotten until I I got up to leave then the pain shot through my hip like a knife. It was unanimously decided not to proceed to Ashbourne, (shame really as only .25 of a mile to go) but to turn round and start the 3.5-mile walk back. Then with 2.5 miles to go, it was Ian's turn to start limping. Confessing that his right hip had been playing up for some time we both looked like two decrepit beings hobbling along and supporting each other in case either one of us toppled. I cant tell you how relieved we were when we finally made it back to 'The Beast'. I wear a Fitbit watch and it shows how many steps and miles walked that day. I syncronising it to my phone which showed 21,304 steps and nearly 10 miles walked! Think maybe we should have eased back into the strenuous lifestyle more slowly. Tomorrow we both expect some suffering!
Saw loads of Redwing but with only my Panasonic bridge camera, the photos come out blurred. Didn't help that I had it on the wrong setting either!
|Bird feeder by the cafe|
|These Snowdrops are more advanced than at Langley Mill|