Blogs from Baslow, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe


Europe » United Kingdom » England » Derbyshire » Baslow June 9th 2020

Out in Ziggy we were driving through the Chatsworth Estate . Not the programme for those who remember it but the millions of acres owned by the extremely rich Dukes of Devonshire . The large house stands in the distance with far reaching views . Views only there because the family were born on the right side of the bed, married into the right and extremely rich families and felt it right to move an entire village because it was in their way. We had not planned to be driving this way and the amount of people parked up made it impossible to stop and walk . "Ever been in the church?" I shouted to the driver . "No " he said and continued driving . So how had we ended up driving up the Dukes ... read more
One of the cottages that survived the wholesale destruction of the village
Could almost be in France

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Derbyshire » Baslow July 2nd 2012

Wanderlust finally overcame us. Even though the forecast was not good for the weekend we felt Suzy, Sion, himself, myself and Sions new friend Dragon needed a trip out. We had been home a month and were feeling somewhat sorry for ourselves, the weather had not been good. The longest day seemed like some kind of distant memory and June had gone out with a whimper. July looked as if it were going to continue in the same vein. We put a pin a map in a way and ended up with Derbyshire as our destination. We had in the past tried to book the Caravan Club site in Baslow which is set in the parkland of Chatsworth but every time it was booked solid. On a whim I tried again and found a couple of ... read more

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