My first day with a walking companion! We start with a good breakfast and then a look round St John the Baptist. Known as 'The Cathedral of the Peak' this lovely church is far out of proportion for the village it sits in.
It's Well Dressing season in Tideswell. Well Dressing is an ancient custom only found in and around the Peak District. Pictures are made from natural materials (leaves, flowers etc) on a clay base and then used to decorate springs and wells. We are directed to a small outhouse in the village where the centrepiece of this year's Well Dressing is being constructed.
This year's piece is a celebration of all things Hull - with Hull Minster featuring in the centre panel. The results are ridiculously impressive.
Finally leaving Tideswell we take a country road towards Great Hucklow.
We leave the roads and cut across country. Down and up a sharp valley and then across the empty expanse of Abney Moor. Tufts of bog cotton blowing in the wind.
Over Offerton Moor and down to the River Derwent.
Follow the river until we reach Hathersage where I say goodbye to Lil.