Pretending to be tourists
With a bit of time on our hands this week Chris and I decided to pretend we were tourists and visit some of the local attractions. Our first port of call had to be Chatsworth to view the House Style Exhibition‚ featuring five centuries of fashion and adornment at Chatsworth. Clothes and jewellery worn by Bess‚ Georgiana‚ Deborah Devonshire‚ Adele Astaire‚ Kathleen Kenney‚ and Stella Tennant were all on display. Our visit was rounded up by a leisurely walk around the gardens where preparations were being made for the Sotheby’s Beyond Limits Exhibition of modern and contemporary outdoor sculpture which is due to commence on the 15th September.
The following day we ventured out on to Froggatt Edge‚ although we have lived in the area for well over 30 years and have walked much of the area we had never actually walked on this particular stretch of the Edge. As member of The National Trust we utilised their car park at Curbar Gap and set off toward Froggatt - we very soon realised that we were surrounded by some of the most amazing and breath-taking scenery in Derbyshire‚ made all the better for the sweet scent of heather‚ which was in full bloom. The walk from Curbar to Froggatt was approx. 2.5 miles each way and‚ seeing that we were walking from Curbar to Froggatt‚ we were able to call in at the Grouse Inn‚ in Froggatt‚ for a refreshing drink and some good pub food before returning by the same route.