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Saturday, July 15, 2006

A walk near Calke Abbey

Today, seeing as the weather was really nice and sunny, Me and Amanda decided to go for a short country walk. We looked in our AA walking guide for the area and picked a walk around Calke Abbey near Melbourne, not far from Burton Upon Trent. This walk sounded ideal as it wasn't that long, about 3 and 3/4 miles.

We set of about 10.30am and headed for Calke Abbey. We actually got the start of the walk wrong, we was supposed to drive to a pub car park in a near by village, but we didn't read the instructions properly and ended up driving to the car park of the abbey. This didn't really matter too much, it just meant we had to start the walk a little further around.

The walk took us next to a pond, and up into a forest. We then headed through some farmers fields that were full of wheat crops.

As we got to the end of the forest part, we had to walk along the road, back down to the village and then into the entrance of the Calke Abbey grounds. As we walked up the long driveway we was walking through an area that was shaded by the tree's, this would have been great if it wasn't for the masses of flys and insects around that seemed to be very hungry.

When we got back to the carpark, we got a drink and then headed back to Derby. We stopped off at Costco to get a snack and buy some beer, as we are going to a BBQ around Neil and Carolines house tonight.

Today is the perfect BBQ weather, nice hot sun, no couds in sight, yet a gentle breeze. Just have to try and not get too drunk as we are going to Alton Towers again tomorrow :-)

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