Sunday 27 May 2012

A very short stretch of the Limestone Way

Our walk up to Cratcliffe crag takes us along the Limestone Way. We walk a whole 300ish metres of the 50 mile long path.

Starting in Castleton, the Limestone Way winds its way down through Derbyshire until it crosses the county border to reach the town of Rochester, where it joins the Staffordshire Way.

The path was created by Derbyshire Dales District Council to enable the walker to experience the best of the limestone scenery. Ironic then, that we use it to reach a gritstone tor!

In the fields alongside the approach, these calves seemed torn between curiosity and caution; approaching just so far and then skittering away at the smallest movement.

This laid back fellow just looked as though the whole thing was waaaaaay too much effort!

At the top of the hill, is this bench. Whoever Hilary was, she obviously liked this spot

where she could enjoy a typical limestone country view.

1 comment:

  1. I very much like that bench. How thoughtful to place a bench along a trail. And what a lovely trail it is!