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Derbyshire Reservoirs - Low Water Levels.
Robs turn to drive in his new car and very nice it is too. We decided to go and look at the water levels in the reservoirs up at the dams so we arrived there at bang on 07:00 got booted up and off through the Fairholmes visitor site. We decided to go up the...
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Longshaw Estate & Padley Gorge.
4 of us today and it was a quick trip up to the ice cream van at Padley Gorge. We've been here several times in the past but just wanted a gentle walk in this heat. We set off across the road and into the Longshaw Estate walked around the lake and up to the...
Longshaw Estate & Padley Gorge.
Longshaw Estate & Padley Gorge.
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Minninglow & Royston Grange
Just 3 of us again this week and my turn to drive. Set off at the usual 06:00 and parked up in Minninglow car park at about 06:35. When we set off from Belper it was wall to wall blue skies and arriving at Minninglow there was nothing but grey skies and mis...
Minninglow & Royston Grange
Minninglow & Royston Grange
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Thorpe Village to Ilam
Just 3 of us this week, Rob was off to a reptile fair. We set off in Geoff's car at 06:00 as usual and parked up in the village of Thorpe about 40 minutes later. It was a beautiful warm morning with a slight breeze that made walking very comfortable. We wen...
Thorpe Village to Ilam
Thorpe Village to Ilam
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Ticknall Tramway Route
Back to the full team today for the first time in a while. Geoff wanted to have a look at the horse drawn tramway route around Calke Abbey. Straight down through Derby and to the village of Ticknall and parked up in the village hall car park. Robs turn to d...
Ticknall Tramway Route
Ticknall Tramway Route
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Pleasley Nature Trail
3 of us again this week and it was my turn to drive so we decided to go to Pleasley Pit where there was a Wildlife Day going on. We got there early at about 06:40 and went walking around the nature trail passing several small lakes with swans, lapwings and ...
Pleasley Nature Trail
Pleasley Nature Trail
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5oth Anniversary Erewash Canal Preservation & Development Association
When i looked out of my bedroom window at 05:15 this morning i could see a beautiful sun just rising from across the valley and thought its going to be a nice day.We found out that the  Erewash   Canal Preservation & Development Association were having a 50...
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Longshaw Estate Looking for Cuckoo's
Just 3 of us this week, me driving, Geoff and Ike and Ike wanted to go and see if we could (A) hear a cuckoo and (B) See a cuckoo. So we headed up to Longshaw Estate parking at the Longshaw Pole car park. The car park was occupied with a herd of cows and i ...
Longshaw Estate Looking for Cuckoo's
Longshaw Estate Looking for Cuckoo's
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Disappearing Nutbrook and the Erewash Canal
Just 3 of us this week and Ike's turn to drive and with the Chatsworth horse trials on we definitely didn't want to go north. Geoff wanted to see if we could find where the Nutbrook canal disappeared underground. Geoff had got an old map with rivers, canals...
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