Thursday, 7 August 2008

Into the fading light

As I've suggested in previous posts, what England does best is villages. These are the repositories of British culture, tradition and values. The architecture and the landscape is mellow and human in scale. The Derbyshire Dales, full of stone-built villages nestling in the gentle hills, look prettiest on a summer's evening, as the setting sun casts long shadows across woods and fields. Above: Duffield enjoys the last rays of the fading light. Below: a herd of cattle near Hazelwood.

We went for a long circular walk from my brother's house in Duffield, taking in footpaths, country lanes and a disused stretch of the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway. Below: Clouds, trees and a setting sun

1 comment:

Bob said...

Michael - so right you are. here is one we were in in Yorkshire in December: http://www.haworth-village.org.uk/

Also, one of my favorites is Castle Combe: http://www.castle-combe.com/

It is more than a pleasure to get into the countryside and just drive from village to village