Hartington - Peak District 20th - 22nd November, 2009
The English countryside is beautiful even when it is raining! It's always nice to get out of London and even when it is starting to get cold and wintry, the hostels are always warm and toasty. We found a great hostel in the Peak District in the village of Hartington called Hartington Hall. Hartington Hall is a manor house and was certainly very grand. It was very cosy with log fires in its own bar and dining area. We also made use of the self-catering kitchen which was in a separate building (once a barn) next to the lambs, goats and chooks.
The rain did come down but we still ventured out of the hostel for a wander through the nearby hills. Lots of farmland surrounding the village with plenty of mud to go with it. It was a very relaxing weekend.