After our visit to Eyam last Wednesday, we decided it wasn't quite time to go home yet. I'm sure you can guess where we went by this photo.
Bakewell is famed for its Bakewell Pudding, seen at the very left of the photo, but I think we all recognise the Bakewell Tart more these days.
Bakewell is a small market town and the ancient capital of the Peak District. Market day is Monday so it wasn't on when we visited but the the town was still a hive of activity.
There's a good array of shops, lots of places to eat, and as you might imagine, a number of bakeries, many of them purporting to sell the 'Original Bakewell Pudding'.
Pretty side streets run off the main road and there's lots of little courtyards hidden away too.
The River Wye flows through Bakewell and it wasn't long until we stumbled upon it.
Canada Geese were bathing in the shallow areas.
Lovers Locks have been placed along the railings at each side of the bridge spanning the river.
A tradition which started by tourists tying a 'love lock' on the Pont des Arts in Paris before throwing the key into the River Seine below seems to have found its way here now.
On the way home, we drove by Monsal Head to take in the view. Monsal Head stands high above Monsal Dale and is a famous beauty spot with fabulous views. It overlooks the viaduct which carried the former Midland Railway over the river and into a tunnel which goes right beneath Monsal Head.
The River Wye meets a band of harder rock here which forces it to make a sharp turn and carve its way through a high ridge of limestone.
All in all, it was a lovely day out which we thoroughly enjoyed.
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