Today i was guiding a very civilised hen do who were celebrating the forthcoming marriage of one of their friends. They were taking time to get together and celebrate whilst enjoying the white Peak District around Matlock bath.
Although the temperature remained cool in the wind, we set about exploring the limestone outcrops around High Tor and dropped down into Matlock half way through the day. We were very lucky as blue skies were following us.
We spoke about the importance of such local figures as Richard Arkwright and his influence on the cotton mills in the area, the river Derwent and how the cotton industry used its energy to power the mills.
Whilst walking i noticed a few signs that the Spring season was not far away. Amongst the limestone crags you could see Catkins (Corylus avellana) dangling from the hazel trees.
Enjoy your evening ladies.