Sunday, September 30, 2007

Song Lyrics Again

Way Up High......

or down low.......

I'll go wherever you will go....

Yes, word's from 'Wherever you will go' by The Calling were in my mind as I gasped and wheezed my way to the top of the ridge opposite Thor's cave. We'd parked the car near Wetton Mill in the Manifold Valley and set off on the route towards Thor's cave but were diverted by new stiles and notices to say we could now follow the path to the top of the hills overlooking the cave. Well, we can't turn a new adventure down, can we?

It was a bit hazardous underfoot but we finally made it and the views were magnificent, by now though the sun was out making photos difficult. We saw a hare and a buzzard and plenty of sheep and crows. The grass, however, was very wet, and as we descended the hill on the other side back towards the mill, the damp was beginning to seep up my jeans from ankle to calf.

Back at the mill we sat outside with mugs of hot coffee and made friends with the mill cats ....

The Fluffy Grey

and the friendly brown and white

The third mill cat, the tortie, was in her usual place inside the cafe so we didn't disturb her.


  1. Isn't Wetton they most lovely place! We were in Ilam and Hartington on Saturday visiting a friend's farm. I've had to write an article about my favourite part of the Peak District for work so I did it about around the Manifold Valley, quiet and peaceful. Just perfect. We were there a couple of weeks ago and saw the lovely brown and white cat on your blog. It looks a lot like one of our daft old pusses and Barney thought it was her!

  2. Oops, meant to say what lovely pictures too. Aren't we lucky to live so close to such lovely countryside.

  3. Hello, Steph - thanks for visiting my blog - yes, I think the Manifold Valley is wonderful and it is practically on our doorstep - we are very lucky, aren't we? As you say, peaceful and perfect. The views at Ilam are wonderful too.

    The mill cats are so pretty and get lots of attention from visitors :)