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Scrivener's book shop in Buxton offers five floors of second hand books and a mini museum. It's worth the pull up the hill from the town centre to have a browse. Be prepared: the sci-fi is in the attic.
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Geographical inaccuracy warning. The church of St Michael de Rupe sits on top of Brent Tor in Devon and is nowhere near Derbyshire.* Google Photos reminded me that I was last there 8 years ago and it is spectacular enough to justify inclusion. It is a good walk to the top and offers spectacular views across Devon.

*Thematically the Duke of Devonshire lives locally and owns a fair chunk of Derbyshire so there is a tenuous link between the two counties.

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18/09/2017
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Sandal castle in Wakefield. There's not much left of it, just some some stone and the earthworks from the motte and bailey. What it does have is good views over the surrounding countryside. The Normans certainly knew where to place their castles.

It has some history; the battle of Wakefield in the War of the Roses happened here as well as a siege in the English Civil war ( a Parliamentarian win - woo-hoo).
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More from the Monsal Trail with one of the tunnels, thankfully will lit. This mill has been converted to apartments, it was clearly originally built to look like a grand house. It's interesting that the mill workers cottages have a folly on the end that looks a lot older than it is.
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27/08/2017
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The view from the top of Holme Moss in the Pennines. This is the borderlands between Derbyshire and Yorkshire and there isn't much sign of life, in terms of houses, until you make it into Glossop.*

*Feel free to add a Glossop punchline at this point.
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The Monsal Trail follows the old railway line from Buxton to Bakewell. Not quite all the way to Buxton, because the track is still in use for quarry trains and so we started at Millersdale instead.

Walking is easy, unless you choose to go over the hills rather than use the old tunnels, which is what we did on our way back. The path over the tops is tougher, but the extra elevation gives you a better view of the old mills that punctuate the valley.
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22/08/2017
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12 hours of rain followed by a bit of sun leaves the Buxton Pavilion Gardens with a healthy cascade and the greenest grass imaginable. .
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Holker Hall, which is right at the bottom of the Lake District. There's a Derbyshire connection as it's owned and run by an arm of the Devonshire family, owners of Chatsworth House.

The house and garden are both well kept and with a visit.
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06/08/2017
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Walking on Hadrian's Wall at Birdoswald. Birdoswald is one of the larger forts on the wall, and walking in either direction is very pretty. We opted to head west passing two mile forts and a river crossing. It was remarkably quiet and beautiful.

N.B. Still not in Derbyshire.
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03/08/2017
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The garden of William Wordsworth's family home in Cockermouth. It's not in Derbyshire, but it is very pretty.
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