I began my Peak District jaunt by visiting Lyme Park, which lies on the edge of the Peak District in Cheshire. Lyme Park was the home of the Legh family for over 600 years until they passed their property to the National Trust in 1946. I haven’t seen the TV series Pride and Prejudice but apparently the spot in the photo above is where Mr Darcy (Colin Firth) encounters Miss Bennet after his swim in the lake.
After about thirty minutes I approached the town of Buxton.
Buxton is a spa town that has been famous for its spring waters since Roman times. In the 18th century it became a very fashionable place, even with its own Crescent built to rival Bath. The Crescent is currently being renovated.
This is Glendon Guest house, my lodgings.
There is a very comfortable sitting room next door to my room. I had a very nice dinner at a local Thai restaurant and am now getting ready for a good night’s sleep. I am concerned though, as the bells of St Giles Church just rang 10, so I am hoping they don’t go all through the night!