Eyam, The plague village.

Ginny McCombe has sent me some images from the Eyam walk which have been added to the Photo album > Eyam
Doreen Hunter who led the B Party has sent me the following description of her walk.
Eyam. B Party.
On Sunday 21 people took part in the "B" walk from Eyam,a village known as "the Plague Village" following its courageous decision to isolate itself in the Great Plague of 1665/6.
The weather was kind to us as we walked to the pretty village of Foolow and then climbed to the Barrel Inn, Breccon, established in 1597 and which lays claim to being the highest pub in Derbyshire. This was why we were glad to stop and have our lunch there overlooking the Derwent Valley, where the dark peak (gritstone) meets the white peak (limestone)
Passing quite a few remaining drifts of snow experienced in the area over the past few weeks we made our way along Bretton Clough and upacross Eyam Moor, descending eventually past an alpaca farm back to Eyam.
Some of Doreen’s images are in the album.
Barbara who led the "A" party has sent me this report.
Today’s club "A" walk was one of 11.5 miles from the village of Eyam.
We started from the car park with a climb via Bole Hill onto Eyam Moor. A good path leads to the highest point with good views all round and some snow on the hills. A downhill path now leads us above Bretton Clough and to Bretton Brook at Stoke Ford.
We follow the brook, turning right along a muddy path through Highlow Wood to Tor Farm and Lean Farm and back across the moor to Stoke Ford again.
This time our route turns left at the brook, on another muddy path, crossing side streams and fields to zigzag uphill to a road at The Barrell Inn selling the hioghest pint in Derbyshire.
No time for samples though.
After taking in the views we followed the lane along Hucklow Edge before descending to Foolow with its picturesque, though frozen duckpond, and village green and cross.
The walk finished through fields and stiles across Linen dale back to Eyam.
There was time at the end to see something of Eyam’s plague history.
This was quite a long walk. We felt our tea and cakes in the cafe and pints in the pub were well deserved.
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