Tuesday, 8 March 2011

A lovely half day in the Pistern Hills

A beautiful sunny day to revisit a path not used for many years. I took the Arriva 61 bus to Ticknall Top Farm and ambled along Staunton Lane to the footpath beyond White Hollows Farm. The path climbs through a tiny wood, past Heath Farm to the top of the Pistern Hills. Not high but great views back to Ticknall and Calke. Also an ideal spot for eating your lunch. Not a soul on the whole walk. From there I made my way around the top of Smisby and on to Hartshorne. The valley between these two villages is one of the hidden gems of South Derbyshire. In Hartshorne I caught the bus back to Melbourne. A perfect half day's walk.

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