The Peak Country

The Peak Country

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...the station, which would lead up towards Tideswell, a couple of miles to the north.. The round is worth making, to return to the Wye down Tideswell Dale, or further on by Cressbrook Dale, which there are some to call the richest gulf of greenery in Derbyshire. But the village of Cress brook on its wooded height looks too trim and shady for a true Peakland scene, match ing rather the park that blocks this valley; then at the mouth of the brook a more jarring note is struck by a group of mills that announce how the Wye now loses its character as an idle mountain stream, allow ing itself to be harnessed for tasks of patient industry. Yet this disfigurement is reached from above by another bristling pass, and its ochre-stuccoed face looks down to the grandest glen of the Wye, one of the several "finest bits in Derbyshire," where the river bends through Monsal Dale round the foot of Fin Cop, a camp-crowned height of 1000 feet. A path keeps by the stream from Monsal Dale station; but to view this valley to advantage one should take the steep road above the left bank, mounting to the Headstone or Edgestone, a commanding brow Where three roads meet at the "Bull's Head," that may well be a favourite goal of excursionists. Underneath this height the railway takes itself out of view, seeking a shorter line to Bakewell; and Ruskin's soul need no longer be vexed by the prospect downwards. One can regain the valley by a path from the "Bull's Head," sloping along a high wooded bank on the left of the stream, while the right wall of the gorge shows bare. Thus we come down to a foot-bridge across the river where it has been dammed up to form an artificial fall. Crossing, we get on a path from Monsal Dale...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236916476
  • 9781236916471