A walk in the Peak District Forest, then down by the river Wye at Bakewell.

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Come and walk with me in the Darwin Forest which is in the heart of the Peak District in Derbyshire UK. We will then go to Bakewell for a tea and cake and finish our day down by the river Wye...

Just a September Day

It is a lovely September day and I am inviting you to come on a walk in the Darwin Forest at Derbyshire. This is in the in the beautiful Peak District in the heart of the UK.

Let us start our walk here..

It is quite a nice day here in September, the sun isn't shining but the weather is quite warm so we start our walk at the beginning of a forest trail.

We look at the forest through the trunks of a few trees

To get a sense of perspective, we take a look at part of the forest through a few tree trunks. We did not bring any coats with us so are hoping that it doesn't rain. This can be wishful thinking in an Autumn day in the UK.

Flora and Fauna

We look at the flora and fauna the grows on the ground, an marvel at the green leaves amongst the brown leaves on the forest floor.

The forest floor

Looking down at the forest floor in Autumn many of the deciduous trees there have lost their leaves. We can hear the 'crunch crunch' of the leaves as they rustle under our stout walking boots...

The forest Canopy

There is nothing quite like looking upwards into the forest Canopy at the sky and appreciating nature...
It gives us a sense of smallness when we stand up against these mighty trees of the forest...

Foxgloves

The foxgloves look spectacular but care must be taken with these poisonous flowers especially when out walking with young children and animals...

A Pile of Logs

One of the things that is plentiful in the forest is a good supply of logs. Not only do these have practical uses for making all sorts of wooden artifacts, but they also act as a home for many types of woodland insects that hibernate through the winter months.

A Pond in the Forest

Whilst walking we come across a picturesque little pond. It is scenes such as this that make you feel so in touch with nature...

The Forest Pond ..another view

Looking through the grasses, another view of the forest pond comes into sight.
Luckily I took my camera on this walk...so that I can peruse the pictures later at my leisure.....

Nearby Bakewell

I enjoyed the walk and I hope that you did too my friend.

I expect you are ready for a sit down and a nice hot cup of tea or coffee now.

Here is a clean looking cake shop at nearby Bakewell. Let us stop here for a cake and a rest before going down to the river...maybe you have heard of the famous Bakewell tart which originated from here...

Down by the River Wye at Bakewell, Derbyshire

After a rest we take a stroll down to the banks of the river Wye and marvel at the river bridge and wildfowl enjoying their day too...

Watching the Geese

Let us go down and have a closer look at the geese there to finish off our day in the Peak District.

http://s713.photobucket.com/albums/ww132/richardpeeej/?action=view&current=11.mp4

Thank you for joining me on my day out my friend- I hope you enjoyed your day. Maybe you will come along at another time when I have my next day out

Take care.....

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Forest, Foxglove, Geese, Logs, Peak District, Pond, Richardpeeej, Tree, Walk

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author avatar ittech
25th Feb 2012 (#)

Very interesting. Thanks for sharing another great article.

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author avatar richardpeeej
25th Feb 2012 (#)

Thank you iitech so glad you liked my article :-)

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author avatar Buzz
25th Feb 2012 (#)

Fabulous page, rich. How I wish I had been there too to experience the beautiful forest scenery. Thanks for sharing, my friend.

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author avatar richardpeeej
25th Feb 2012 (#)

Yes it was a great walk Buzz thanks and a fine day too my friend

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author avatar Delicia Powers
25th Feb 2012 (#)

What wonderful memories Richard... You put me right back there...now still dreaming- after all the beauty of the walk- enjoying a perfect cup of tea and the wonder of choice in the little cafe...a scone and creme for me please...:0) many thanks for this wonderful page it spoke to my heart...

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author avatar richardpeeej
25th Feb 2012 (#)

Oh thank you so much dear Delicia for your very supportive words. I would treat you to the scone and tea my friend :-)

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author avatar Denise O
25th Feb 2012 (#)

Richard what a lovely page about the Darwin Forest, the photos are just lovely. One day I will make it there and when I do, we will have to share a cup of tea and oh those pastries look just delicious, we need a few of those. Very nice page my friend. As always, thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar richardpeeej
26th Feb 2012 (#)

Very kind of you to visit my page Denise. It is a great place for pictures as there are many lovely sights to see and photograph. Tea or coffee my friend ?

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author avatar Songbird B
25th Feb 2012 (#)

A really beautiful page Rich with stunning images too, and such a delightful walk..I felt that I was there with you my friend.. Would have been nice to see this starred as loads of great images capturing the mood of this beautiful area..Loved the video link of the geese as well..lol Excellent work my friend..\0/x

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author avatar richardpeeej
26th Feb 2012 (#)

Thank you for your kind words Bev. I have so many good memories of walking through the forest. September is a good month to go there as the trees are changing colour

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author avatar Sheila Newton
25th Feb 2012 (#)

i always love to walk in the peak district. This brings back so many gorgeous memories. I'll be back in the summer to walk those riversides and beautiul villages. Splendid photos too. I just want to know why this isn't a star page!!!

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author avatar Songbird B
26th Feb 2012 (#)

Couldn't agree with you more Sheila! This is such a lovely article..! ********At least we will give you our Star rating Rich..\0/x

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author avatar richardpeeej
26th Feb 2012 (#)

haha thank you Bev and Sheila for your stars I am very touched indeed....

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author avatar richardpeeej
26th Feb 2012 (#)

Glad you love the area too Sheila. It is certainly a place where you don't want to forget to take your camera. :-)

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author avatar Mikey.
25th Feb 2012 (#)

Hi Rich i would really enjoy a walk in this woods, i did have a little walk in our local wood today and loved it well done.

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author avatar richardpeeej
26th Feb 2012 (#)

Glad you enjoyed your walk too Mikey ..did you take any pics yourself?

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author avatar krrymarie
28th Feb 2012 (#)

Thank you rich for your walk through you enjoyed it very much.

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author avatar richardpeeej
28th Feb 2012 (#)

It was a great walk Kerry... thank you for your lovely comment my friend :-)

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
29th Feb 2012 (#)

Striking pictures with concise writeup; I really emjoyed this trip through the comfort of my home, but still felt at peace as if being right there! Thanks, Richard for a feel of England - siva

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author avatar richardpeeej
29th Feb 2012 (#)

Thank you Siva it was good that you could come along on my little tour of middle England ...

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author avatar Milly
10th Apr 2012 (#)

Loved the enchanting tour, Richard; how fortunate you are to live near such a place. Many of my ancestors are from here; like "Robert Jennens (a favorite of Henry VIII)" who was an appointed game-warden at Shettle, near Duffield in Derbyshire.

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