Hartington Village

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On the footpath to Beresford Dale
The drive up from High Wycombe took a good three hours but passed uneventfully.  The only bad traffic was that heading south into Ashbourne on the A515 - quite why there was so much of it seemed difficult to explain, but eventually we arrived in Hartington Village which really is most pleasant.  It was quite full of walkers when we arrived, but we soon found Dove Cottage which we'd booked for three nights with just room enough for two - cosy but very well appointed.  We set about exploring the village - some of the shops were still open, so we poked around in these for a few minutes before gravitating to the Devonshire Arms for a drink, a chat with the very friendly landlord and to book a table for dinner for the following night.

It turns out that Sutton is a local name - Steve Sutton from Warslow just along the road was a Nottingham Forest goalkeeper back in the 80s, but I've never found any Derbyshire connection so far in my family history research.

Around 5:30, all the visitors leave the village and it returns to being a peaceful and charming place.  The large house which overlooks the duck pond comes with a covenant which obliges the owners to feed the ducks.  Across the road is the cheese shop which is said to manufacture one quarter of all the world supply of Stilton.

Tomorrow we walk.
SjaBra says:
Lovely pastoral photograph ..
Posted on: Apr 15, 2009
ariwardani says:
Hope you enjoy your walk. Happy walking!
Posted on: Apr 14, 2009
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On the footpath to Beresford Dale
On the footpath to Beresford Dale
photo by: davidsutton