Wednesday, 14 July 2010
Calke Abbey part 1
Yesterday, Malcolm and I had a lovely long walk around the estate of Calke Abbey and the Staunton Harold Reservoir in the south of Derbyshire. The walk was suggested by our good friend Jayne and we managed to avoid getting wet as it started to rain as we got back to Jayne's home.
We left Jayne's home and set out towards the Staunton Harold Reservoir. The reservoir has a surface area of about 209 acres and gets it's name from the local word for Limestone (staunton) and the name of the local Lord of the Manor (Harold). The reservoir itself, used to be a group of six ponds and small lakes, owned by the Harpur Crew family, dating back to the 17th century.