It has been a beautiful sunny day, Tom has been away with School on a dry run for his Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award, his party didn’t get lost but Tom lost his voice. (I’m sure they were impeccably behaved, but I’m not sure I would have wanted to share a camp site last night with 90 teenagers.)
Mr Uhdd has been to Wales, to run up and down Snowdon. Now all are safely home again.
Here is a little more from our amble in Lathkill Dale, a pleasing platter of buildings
A cascade of old fish ponds
The remains of the engine house to the Mandale Lead mine
As it once was,
Just off of the main permissive footpath through Lathkill Dale are the impressive remains of the Mandale Mine pump house – once powered by one of the largest waterwheels known to have been used in mining history.
Mandale Mine is one of the oldest Lead Mines in Derbyshire.
Ha ha, ‘permissive footpath’ our theory in the previous post is now confirmed!
Mr Uhdd downloaded some bird song to his mobile, my phone is far to dated to cope with such wonders. What I wonder would the lead miners from the 13thC make of such a thing?
and some more, luscious, spring greens.