Shopping in Kirkby Stephen

I wanted to go shopping in Kirkby Stephen. Kirkby Stephen is a small market town about 5 miles off the A66. This is the road you travel across the country on from the A1 at Richmond in the east to Penrith and the M6 in the west. It is a fantastic road with amazing views and small towns, villages and a few castles.

Travelling along the road last Monday we did a detour  for some lunch and to do a little shopping in Kirkby Stephen. I have not been there before and after a good lunch had a  look at the shops. It was so wet I didn’t take any pictures of the town itself as it was a case of dash into the next doorway.

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High Peak Trail, Derbyshire

The High Peak Trail is one of my favourite places to walk in Derbyshire. Today is looking lovely and so the question is, where to go? Possibly to the High Peak Trail, Derbyshire!

Here are a few pictures I took on my last visit. The first is of Leawood Pump House which is the pumping station which can still pump water from the River Derwent up into the Cromford Canal just beyond High Peak Junction. This is not actually on the High Peak Trail but the trail meets the Cromford Canal at  High Peak Junction, very near to the Pump House.

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An Afternoon in Silloth Cumbria

Sunday was a bright blustery day and I was lucky to be visiting Silloth in Cumbria. Its a small Victorian seaside resort which still seemed very popular. Apparently it is famous for its sea views and sunsets, although I was not there long enough to witness the second. Both Turner and Lowry pained here. The sea views however are spectacular although it is difficult to capture this with a small camera.

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