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The Joy Of Walking

hat & socks c/o RMBLR

Walking is becoming one of my favourite things. Especially in parks and nature reserves where I can enjoy the wonder of nature. I have always liked walking – when I lived in Queens Road Peckham I would often visit Peckham Rye Park for a good few hours. But my love of walking has definitely grown since I moved to Nottingham, with Wollaton Deer Park almost down the road. And since I got a car last year, I have been able to visit the Peak District and any other nature reserves as much as I want.

Walking for me is fun and calming in equal measure. It is mostly where inspiration strikes, given that nature is the biggest subject of my art. It also gives me an opportunity to really stand back from my business and life in general, as well as doing some self reflection. I resort to walking if I am stifled with a creative rut or extreme stress, especially to new places for a change of scenery. The fact that I also get some exercise is a bonus!

There are parks and nature reserves in mind I want to visit this year and I am excited to check them out, collecting ideas and having a happy time!

Peak District In Film | Part 3

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nikon f4, kodak gold 200, developed by carmencita film lab

On our last day, we visited Chatsworth House and took our time looking around the house. There were so many beautiful art and sculptures to admire. We continued our visit by exploring the gardens, that had fountains, maze (where we excitedly joined but failed miserably!) and greenhouse.

Before driving back home, we stopped by Bakewell for delicious roast dinner at The Peacock and visited The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop.

Peak District is truly beautiful and I am thrilled that it is only about an hour away so next time we’d like to visit north part – I hear Upper Derwent Valley is a must visit. If you are a regular visitor of Peak District, I would love to hear your recommendations!

This post is continued from Part 1 and Part 2.

Peak District In Film | Part 2

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nikon f4, kodak gold 200, developed by carmencita film lab

I captured these beautiful landscapes when we did Mam Tor circular walk, climbing to the summit of Mam Tor and walking back to car park via steep narrow path, broken road caused by a landslide (amazing to look at), Blue John Cavern, and fields where we met some sheep friends. They mostly looked like they wanted to kill us though!

This post is continued from Peak District | Part 1.

Peak District In Film | Part 1

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nikon f4, kodak gold 200, developed by carmencita film lab

Last month, Aneurin and I made an impromptu visit to Peak District. We were camping in a lovely campsite near Buxton, and Bakewell just 15 minutes drive away. We spent the first day visiting Bakewell for late breakfast, setting up our temporary home, and searching to buy camping hook up plug so that we could have coffee in the mornings!

In second day, we found out how unfit we were by walking up a very steep hill to Peveril Castle in the village of Castleton, but the beautiful views we got in the end was definitely worth it. We then visited Eyam, a ‘plague village’ that went into voluntary quarantine, and because of that it is one of best-preserved villages in the area. We also went to beautiful Eyam Hall and its gardens.

I took so many photos they will be distributed in next few posts. Next time, I’ll tell you about our Mam Tor circular walk, naturally with more landscape photos featuring some cute sheep I met along the way!