Day 09 – Peak District and Chatsworth House

After Snowdonia we found that another interesting area is the Peak district. High moorland with unexpected colors.

Water in the Peak District

Water in the Peak District

 
Walking around in Peak district you find open landscapes with grasses, heather and ferns. Perhaps we were lucky to be there in September because the colors were fantastic.

Nice colors in the Peak District

Nice colors in the Peak District

Peak District landscape

Peak District landscape


 
Peak district is another place we can highly recommend for people who like nature and long walks.

Walking in the Peak District

Walking in the Peak District

 

Peak District landscape

Peak District landscape

 
Fly-tipping is a crime.

Fly tipping sign

Fly tipping sign


 
From the Peak district we went to Chatsworth house. We didn’t have enough time to visit the building, but we spend a long time looking around in the beautiful gardens.

Chatsworth House

Chatsworth House

 
One of the many statues that can be found in the Chatsworth house gardens.

Statue near Chatsworth House

Statue near Chatsworth House

 
Many steps form a long waterfall.

Water steps of Chatsworth House

Water steps of Chatsworth House

 
The garden contains a large collection of exotic plants and beautiful old trees like this one.

Gardens of Chatsworth House

Gardens of Chatsworth House

 
Fun for young and old is this maze.

Gardens of Chatsworth House

Gardens of Chatsworth House


 
A colorful spot with flowers.

Gardens of Chatsworth House

Gardens of Chatsworth House

 
A long rectangular lake with panoramic views over the surrounding landscape.

Pond near Chatsworth House

Pond near Chatsworth House

Garden Chatsworth House

Garden Chatsworth House

 
A famous fountain.

Fountain near Chatsworth House

Fountain near Chatsworth House

 

Chatsworth House

Chatsworth House

 
Following our visit to the gardens of Chatsworth house we still had some time to visit Arbor Low stone circle. This circle belongs to a farm, but visitors are welcome and donate a pound in the box at the entrance to the farm. Sheep and cows guard the ancient stones.

Sheep at Arbor Low stone circle

Sheep at Arbor Low stone circle

 

Arbor Low stone circle

Arbor Low stone circle

 

Arbor Low stone circle

Arbor Low stone circle

 

Arbor Low stone circle

Arbor Low stone circle

 
It’s already getting dark when we leave the stone circle of Arbor Low. We found a cheap hotel near Derby to spend the night.

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