Monday 12th October 2009
Another local walk done as research for the two magazines I write for. I had been waiting for a day with bright blue skies in the hope of getting some good photos of Carsington Reservoir and I wasn't disappointed today. What I hadn't expected was the great views across the Ecclesbourne Valley.
Start: Millfields car park (SK 2476 4990)
Route: Millfields car park - Hays Lane - Kirk Ireton - Moorside - Callow - Carsington Reservoir - Millfields car park
Distance: 7 miles Ascent: 259 metres Time Taken: 4 hours
Terrain: Good paths, quiet lanes and fields. Lots of stiles.
Weather: Warm and sunny.
Pub visited: None Ale Drunk: None
Looking across Carsington Reservoir
towards Carsington Pastures.
Looking towards the dam wall.
The view towards Hognaston.
Kirk Ireton's village shop.
A great name for a house.
Holy Trinity Church in Kirk Ireton is Norman in origin.
Heading uphill at Moorside. I had to be quick
taking this photo,
From the top of the hill the views opened
There were also great views along the Ecclesbourne Valley.
As well as across to Bolehill.
A closer view of Bolehill.
Heading towards Callow and Carsington
A tunnel like effect on Stainsbro Lane.
Heading downhill to the reservoir, with
Carsington Pastures are also in view.
Carsington Pastures, across the reservoir.
As I approached Millfieid car park I came across this unusual house.
Everything is made of wood.
Even the picture above the fireplace.
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