Friday, 19 September 2014

Towersey weekend away: Derbyshire's Cromford

It's been a busy few weeks that have been flying by and it's getting dark by 8 pm which is truly depressing! Here I am still trying to catch up a bit . Beginning of September we went on our Tpwersey folk-club weekend away and this time it was Derbyshire: Willersley castle.
 http://www.booking.com/hotel/gb/willersley-castle.en-gb.html

I can't really comment on the rooms in the castle, suffice to say DO NOT stay in the mews as those rooms were rather bleak and uncomfortable and I hadn;t catered for having to walk outside and up a hill before and after every meal and every evening's dancing.
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Arkwright for background information....
The food was OK but I thought not nearly as nice as last year in the Forest of Dean at an equivalent hotel in the same Christian group organisationally.

After arriving Friday we had the best dancing with fabulous live music and such fun dances, Hugh calling again was pure pleasure.
Saturday morning after breakfast- we set of for a walk by the canal and up to the pub where lunch had been booked.













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We had a lovely lunch and then the musicians started playing and we listened and sang and had a jolly musical afternoon


Afterwards we walked home the ''high way''












and had lovely clear views all the way back down after a bit of a climb.
I even mastered the panorama shots on my phone...










Linda with her bright back pack and Tina leading the walk.
 


A view of ''home'' and the hotel is in there somewhere as well as a number of Mill buildings.
Down the hill, along a road and up the long driveway and we'll be back in time for tea.


We got back just before 5 pm , walked all the way back to the hotel and then I changed quickly to go swimming! see you there.

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