Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Moto ADV: A Grand Day Out.

It was a sunny if cool spring day. The decision was made to RV in Yorkshire at Holmfirth (famous town where "Last of the Summer Wine" was filmed). Here is the 'flight' plan:

Insert 'flight' plan into sleeve window on jacket. Get bike out of garage and GO ........

Turn left onto B5023 towards Wirksworth. Ride past the Puss-in-Boots.

In this country we mostly navigate by pubs. This is a great pub.

Straight on at The Railway Inn.

Through the picturesque village of Idridgehay.

Idridgehay has a shop and a saddlery.......

....... and a farm opposite the shop.

Next turn will be in the market town of Wirksworth in the Derbyshire High Peak district. Left at The Lime Kiln.

Having exited Wirksworth I am now heading towards Middleton.

Springtime in England means Daffodils and Tulips. Mainly Daffodils.

The views from Middleton are very pretty.

Next on the 'Flight' plan is turn onto the A5012 towards Newhaven...

..... and head for the Holly Bush at Grange Mill.

Ride past the Holly Bush and the road takes you through Pikehall which is just after the turn off to Parwich.

We seem to be more or less on track!

Pikehall is really a farm and a few houses. But very charming.

It also has Daffodils!

Newhaven hoves into view......

At Newhaven there is a caravan & camping site, a garage and a T-junction!

This is the T-junction. Right turn on the A515 Ashbourne to Buxton road.

Ride past the Jug & Glass.

One of these days soon I am going to call in here for a pint of their best ale!

But for now I have to make the RV at 12:00 and all this stopping is not doing my average very much good.

Onward and northward to Buxton.

Buxton is a lovely Derbyshire spa town with a magnificent opera house.

Next village is Chapel-en-le-Frith. Nice name!

And then through Hayfield. This is just before the town.

Actually the road kind of by-passes Hayfield. Here is a farm right on the outskirts.

I can show you the sign post if you like!

Hayfield is the birthplace of Arthur Lowe of Dad's Army fame.

I think that I have a slight perversion! Washing on washing lines fascinates me.....

Finally made it into Holmfirth and the co-ordinates match the 'flight' plan - hooray!

N53 34 14.0 W001 47 10.0

 And, yes, this is Holmfirth!

 And here is Mike! Hey these RVs really work well!

We had a nice lunch and a pleasant chat in the sunshine. Thanks for the rendezvous Mike. It was grand day out. WNTL?