Ripley, Derbyshire

Wooooo Hooooo! Home territory. 10 minutes from home. Not 5 hours like the Dunkeld walk! This is soooooo good, She’s got the bug for going on new walks now. We love it! Not that we don’t mind rambling around our own backyard so to speak. But sniffing new pee-mail is grrrrrreat.

Ripley. Now, what’s this all about. An old mining town. We bet D H Lawrence mentioned it a time or two in his books. We’re digressing. A 5 mile walk that turned into 6 miles through historic countryside on a lovely autumnal day – what more could we Scotties ask for. Good job She took the SatMap with us because the route directions were a little awkward. We knew where we were going, but you know what They’re like – don’t like to be told anything.

Where’d we get a Maple tree from? We thought they only grew in Canada. How wrong could we be.

Rykneld Street. Didn’t realise that we’d be walking upon such an old piece of history. Built by the Romans a few years ago and it’s still in full operation now. Don’t worry bout the photo captioned with “Rykneld Street” – that was a bit of it that went across a field. The main part of the road is still very operational and very busy.

We skirted the village of Pentrich. They had a revolution there! People were transported. To Australia! We kept well clear – just in case. Australia’s a bit too far to commute for us.

Saw the biggest solar panel. Ever. Bigger than our bungalow!

Although She took a couple of wrong turnings, the walk was really great. Lots of places for us to run free, and not many people and other dogs about. Not that we’re anti-social and all that. But we do like to have the countryside to ourselves.

Of course …… we followed S.C.O.T., diligently!

Apparently after telling Him all about it, we hear that this walk will be on our “to do again” list.

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What we liked about this walk …

  • We walked on historic pathways eg Rykneld street
  • Barnes-Wallis had a recreational area named after him
  • 10 minutes from home – woofly!
  • Not many people around

5 thoughts on “Ripley, Derbyshire

  1. Fabulous walk. So beautiful. We would have just loved it. Six miles….we are impressed. SHE peters out after a couple of kilometres!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & roxy

    Oh, if you get to transported to Australia…at least you know you could stay with us!


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