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Day 1, Castleton

Haha, dunno about the Devil's Arse but Annie ripped off a few that smelt like the devil's arse !!! Set in the middle of the picturesque Peak District village of Castleton, the approach to Peak Cavern is awe-inspiring.

A riverside walk takes you past centuries old miners' cottages, opening out into a spectacular limestone gorge. Ahead of you are 280ft high vertical cliffs, with the ruins of Peveril Castle towering above.

Deep into the cliff is the Cavern's imposing entrance chamber - the largest natural cave entrance in the British Isles.

Within this entrance chamber you will see the remains of an ancient village where a whole community lived and worked making ropes for the local lead mines for more than 400 years.

As you venture deeper into the Cavern you will hear the remarkable acoustics of the Orchestra Gallery in the Great Cave, see a perpetual cascade of water at Roger Rain's House, pass through Pluto's Dining Room into the Devil's Cellar where you can hear the source of the river Styx.

After an hour in the caves we were refreshed by a cuppa of good old english tea and warm scones topped with home made blackcurrent jam topped with clotted cream .. yummy !!

Day 2, Matlock (Heights of Abraham)

Annie laughing as she boards the cable car Oh dear !!! Not too sure now !! but there is no return .. up up up
Views going up The other carriages speed by
But the views were specactular and the sun started breaking through Coming down, ringing home.
Some quaint views
and interesting narrow steps

Day 3, New Mills

Looking down before we walked down. Looking down on the Mill
The river walk The new Millenium Bridge walk
What a stunning day for the end of October !! Strutting it out
The Millenium Bridge with shadows of the Mill and Chimneys In a pensive mood
What a wicked long weekend !!! Thankyou for your stunning company Annie