Today i was joined by Katie, Amanda, Michael and Lisa. They had signed up for a walk through Peak Walking Adventures for whom I was working for today. All were ready for a day out in the moorland of the Peak District national park. We had the weather on our side so we set off.
The upper Derwent valley has a wealth of history. From the building of the reservoirs that fuel the towns and cities of the surrounding areas, to how it played its part in military preparation of World War two. Barnes Wallis is a big hint.
We also focused on the geology of the Dark Peak. Explaining the difference between the White and Dark Peak district and how the different rock types occurred.
There is lovely flora in coming through in the lowlands at this time of year. It is great to see the emphasis changing from lichens and liverworts to bright coloured flowers. A good antidote to what seems like a wet spring season in the Peak District.
Thank you for a good day on the hill Lisa, Michael, Amanda and Katey.