Solstice & New Moon in Peak District

Slept in this morning, then I took Meggie for a walk so Elly and Robin could sleep in some more. Fortunately she was very well-behaved apart from the doggy doing next to the church door.

Slow chat and brunch (which Robin cooked really nicely). Then off for a walk along another part of the River Dove – Dovedale where the Dovedale Dash happens, which Robin described as we walked. Lovely walk through to little old village of Milldale and back. Robin had a drink from the fresh water spring in a cave, and walked across the river while Elly and I crossed on the stones – Meggie swam to meet him! We were blessed to see not one but TWO of the rare little dipper birds AND a trout!

Icecreams, then drove to Ilam to see the old hall there – now YHA. Lovely building – very open and light.

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