Tuesday, September 05, 2006


We went camping for a few days last week in Derbyshire. The campsite is at Crowden near Glossop in High Peak. It rained. A lot.

Anyway, we had a nice time and found some interesting things to do. Quarry Bank Mill is a working Cotton Mill owned by the National Trust in Cheshire. It is very good, although allow a good amount of time to see everything. Some of the machines are very loud.

The National Coal Mining Museum is a fantastic day out. We particularly enjoyed the underground tour where an ex-miner was a tourguide deep into the Caphouse Pit.

Both of these were enough to entertain our six-year old and her parents.

We also went to Holmfirth which is a famous-though-unpretentious village (though that might have been something to do with the weather keeping the tourists away) and the Standedge Canal Tunnel. Unfortunately the visitor centre at Standedge was closed whilst we were there, but maybe that is something to save for the next time.


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