Friday, 26 November 2010

Above Stoney Middleton

Just along the valley from Calver is Stoney Middleton. We drove up the steep hill past the tiny primary school (one of the smallest in Derbyshire with less than 30 children spread between the ages of 5 and 11) and onto the tops.

The views were spectacular and the sense of space, liberating.

It was so very Derbyshire; dry stone walls, a tumbledown barn, fields, sheep, woodland and edges - rolling hills with moorland. Wonderful!


  1. Those walls - nothing like them over here. The countryside in your photos is beautiful - almost like a film set.

  2. I love that area! We often go family 'historying' around Stoney Middleton and Eyam, as well as Edale, Castleton and Tideswell as that is where my husband's ancestors lived and worked through the 18th and 19th centuries:)

  3. All the things we read of in English literature! I love old stone walls, tumbledown barns and woodlands. Super post, thank you!