Dave B

Dave B

Posted on 10/20/2015


Photo taken on October 11, 2015



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Hucklow Edge
Great Hucklow
Wardlow Mires
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Lead mining
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The Portway


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Old barn overlooking Wardlow Mires hamlet

Old barn overlooking Wardlow Mires hamlet
A peaceful Derbyshire landscape yet it has not always been so. This is part of Derbyshire's mining country. No, not coal but lead. Most of this foreground was almost opencast mining as the miners followed the seams of lead just below the surface. It was quite some time ago and all is now back to agriculture. I say this is an old barn but it could very well have been something to do with the mining as field barns do not seem all that common in the rest of the field system. The high land at the right is Hucklow Edge which is a centre for gliding although there are none around this day. Wardlow Mires is the name of that cluster of buildings towards the left

Hard to pick out in today's landscape but there is a very ancient route passing through the scene. It passed through Wardlow Mires and went on below the left of Hucklow Edge into the valley behind the trees (heading for Bradwell.) No-one knows its age but even the Romans would have wondered at it and thought it may have to do with "The Ancients." It is known at The Portway.

casino, Don Sutherland, Ewald and 2 other people have particularly liked this photo


7 comments - The latest ones
Ewald
Ewald
Wunderbarer Ausblick!*
2 years ago.
Dave B has replied to Ewald
Danke. Ein friedlicher Ort auf einer Landstraße. (Google Übersetzer.)
2 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Outstanding capture.
2 years ago.
Dave B has replied to Don Sutherland
Thank you, Don
2 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Outstanding landscape image.
Congrats on Explore.
2 years ago.
Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
An excellent shot of this fine landscape.
2 years ago.
Dave B
Dave B
Peter, Jaap, Doug, and Dave,
Thank you for your kind comments. Just after taking this a convoy of off-road Quad bikes roared by. It wasn't quite so peaceful then :-)
2 years ago.