Tuesday, July 10, 2018

'Walking Around The Peak District'

I'm an administrator on the 'Walking Around The Peak District' Facebook page. One of my duties is to approve new members joining the group. I recently reviewed the membership list since it had passed three hundred names and something that I noticed is that a few people seem to have surnames which are very relevant to the Peak District

ALLSOP: There's a place called Alsop-en-le-Dale near Ashbourne - I haven't been there yet.

BAKEWELL: The capital of the Peak District...well at least the headquarters of the Peak District National Park Authority are located here. A beautiful little town; also the home of the Bakewell Pudding and the Bakewell Tart.

BENTLEY: There's a location near to Matlock called Bentley Bridge - it's where I get off the bus when I visit Lumsdale.

BOOTH: A word that's part of several placenames in the Vale of Edale; Nether Booth, Ollberbrook Booth, Grindsbrook Booth, Barber Booth, and Upper Booth.

BROWN: Brown Knoll is near to Kinder Scout. 

HOPE: A village in the Peak District and the name of the valley where it's located. Easily reached by bus from Sheffield.

KINDER: Kinder Scout is the highest point in the Peak District - it's also a rare surname in England.

ROWLAND - A hamlet near Bakewell.

SHELDON: Another village near Bakewell - Magpie Mine is nearby.

WHITE: A very common name; the limestone country of the Peak District is known as the 'White Peak' and there's also a 'White Edge' to the north of Baslow.

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