This is also known as Curbar Edge and is located in the beautiful Peak District of Derbyshire UK., roughly speaking between Bakewell and Sheffield. The purple in the photo is heather in bloom.
The Edge, which is several miles long, bounds the Derwent River Valley on the east side. Once you're up and over the Edge you are on flat moorland and on your way to Chesterfield.
Froggatt is important to me because in the valley close to the River Derwent is Cliff College where my husband and I met for the first time. Later in 1965-66 we lived for a year on the college estate while my husband was on staff as an Evangelist. Cliff College was at that time a Methodist Training College for Lay preachers and evangelists. It has since grown academically and I believe offers university degrees.
There were a number of houses on the estate for those who worked at the college. This is where we lived, the last cottage in a row of three located adjacent to Froggatt Edge. There were fields in front of us and behind us and of course the inevitable sheep. Our first son, Glyn, was eighteen months old when we moved there and it was my greatest delight to put him in the stroller, no matter the weather, (we could put the hood up and the rain-cover over him and we would walk the two miles into the village of Baslow, where I would get a cup of coffee and then we walked home again. Even though my husband's schedule was to be away for ten days and home for four all year long, the year holds very happy memories. I loved the beautiful landscape, the animals, the little cottage,(two rooms and a small kitchenette downstairs and two bedrooms and a small bathroom upstairs.) From our tiny living room we could see all the way down the valley to the Chatsworth House Fountain that shoots at least 50 feet in the air.
This was the view of Froggatt Edge from our house.
...and this is the view from the top of Froggatt looking down the valley. If you can see the small patch of blue in the middle of the trees, that is the River Derwent. Our row of cottages is somewhere on the edge of those trees. Chatsworth house is way off in the distance.
I have been so blessed to live in many different places and in nearly all of them surrounded by exceptional beauty. That's why I love to read your posts all you wonderful English bloggers. I love Southern California. I would love the desert of Arizona, but I have been indelibly impressed by the English countryside. One day, maybe I'll tell you about Thornbridge Hall, my teacher training college which was located about 5 miles as the crow flies, from Froggatt.
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