After leaving the mine the footpath was a little hard to follow but led through this small woodland and shed. You might be able to make out the creature in the barn ?
The Highest Pub in Derbyshire
Leaving Sir William Hill Road onto the footpath
In the midst of the summer after a heavy rain the first part of the walk was through tall dense bracken soaking the legs and boots.
Looking back over the beautiful farmland of the white peak.
The path leads on towards Black Hole mine.
Bracken trying to take over overything that stands at this time of year.
A bee enjoying the summer on a Creeping Thistle.
Ringlet Butterfly on Fleabane, Aphantopus hyperantus
The walk passes either around or through Black Hole Mine. On the weekend it's quite so pretty safe to walk through. These orderly aggregate piles at Black Hole Mine caught my eye.
Some coloury goodness with the aggregate piles at the mine.
This sheepy had decided to take shelter in the barn having been freshly sheered. I suppose it's fair enough given the rain the the night. Either that or it was hoping to pounce on us like the savage killer it is.
Leaving the fields behind for a distance we entered Birds's Wood with some fascinatinly twisting branches.
Branches seeming to support each other in the search for daylight in Birds's Wood.
A little gem of woodland, especially on a sunny day to find a bit of shelter and some dappled light. Birds's Wood.
A timber lodge in a lovely setting near Highcliffe as we left the woodland towards the road.
Spotted this sign just before hopping back on the road through HIghcliffe.
Leaving the road again to follow Jumber Brook down into Eyam.
A lush green path through the fields and down into Eyam
Saw many houses with beautiful settings scattered around the hills on the outskirts of Eyam.
Sneeking around people's gardens again for some flow photos. #menthatloveflowers
The path meanders around the gardens towards Eyam
Disturbing the sheep on the last field before entering Eyam
Looking back to a particularly well placed house near Eyam.
These horses got dressed up in their best jackets for breakfast.
Sneaking around someone elses garden in the village of Eyam. They sure do put on a display in Eyam.
Number 1 for colour I assume ?
Couldn't be more country if it tried. (Probably is trying to be fair)
I assume the baby gate is to keep the plague baby's in there ?
The Church At Eyam
I don't have a garden for one of these, but I might buy one soon anyway and put it in the communal gardens at the flats.
Time for tea.
Lots of lovely old details in the buildings around Eyam.
I assumed it was the people that looked after the gardens in Eyam, but apparently not.
Not something you see in many places.
Leavin Eyam via the track near Fairview Farm.
Tideswell Lane out of Eyam.
Looking along Tideswell Lane with beautiful big trees and dry stone walls.
The view towards Foolow and Housley from the air. I wonder if this landscape has been impacted by human hand ?
The dry stone walls are the signature of the landscape here and they are fascinating from above. Especially when collapsed and scattered as here.
The stunning and calming sight of a gently meandering cart lane. Winding it's way through the fields of the White Peak near Foolow & Eyam.
Looking back down Tideswell Lane.
On the way into Foolow noticed this little bike decoration on a shed and some paragliders in the sky.
The landscape here is heavily farmed and levelled, the trees are long gone but in some ways that makes those which remain look all the more beautiful.
The Bulls Head at Foolow and a selfie arm.
The pong and another beautiful house at Foolow in the Peak District.
More pretty gates, gardens and houses at Foolow.
These cloudy summer days are always beautiful out in the countryside. The shifting light creates beautiful depth to the landscape and gives new opportunities to photos at various opportunities.
Back at the top of the hill towards Bretton and the Barrel Inn, a pretty garden with incredible views for a change.
The end of the walk back at this perfectly situation pub. Ideal spot for a shandy.