Day 219: Best Bib and Tucker


travels in my own country

A Journey Around the British Isles … Part 107

If set the task of choosing which of Dovedale or the Manifold Valley I like the best I would have to go for the Manifold. It’s where my family come from. It’s steeped in history of industry and agriculture. It’s quieter and less known. It’s astonishingly lovely and it even has a legend of a headless horseman. Dovedale is grand though, especially if you get there early on a weekday morning.

IMGP0474 This familiar hill is near Berrisford Dale on the Staffordshire, Derbyshire border.

Hartington is where I cross my final county border (there have been a good few of these … I think I crossed and re-crossed the Leitrim/Roscommon border about six times in one morning!) and I’m back in the county where the ride began. The town is busy and a procession of hikers have put on their best walking trousers…

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/kʊk/ Not a chef, not an epicure, not a foodie. Just one who likes to prepare food – What really happens in the kitchen and on the high street is what I write about. Follow me on Twitter @Justaukcook and on https://www.facebook.com/justaukcook
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