6 hours ago
Want more shots of britain in snow? type snyes or snow.. love this shot by @lhphotographic
of a very wintery looking castleton in the glorious @peak.district.
that's one of the benefits of living up 't north as i do, we get lots of bonkers weather compared to london. but who can resist something as lovely as a cottage in that crisp white blanket! ahh a cottage with a roaring fire, glass of wine and a good book...nothing finer i tell you!
castleton was mentioned in the domesday book in 1086 ad, albeit under the name pechesers (literally translated as peaks arse!)... although travelling through the snow today is a hazardous proposition...back in the 16th and 17th centuries travellers really did take their lives into their own hands trying to navigate the perilous derbyshire peak. highwaymen ruled the highways and maps weren't available until 1760 - worse, sign posts simply didn't exist. the chances of getting lost on the moors, especially during the winter months, or getting held up by a masked horseman were an all too common story. the word 'highwayman' came into the english language in 1617 although examples of highway robbers date back to medieval and elizabethan times.
although some of the petrol prices today are daylight robbery (groan), it's safe to travel around the @peak.district
these days. running streams... beautiful tiled cottages.. and the glorious expanse of the peak district national park landscape to explore - a place that's inspired countless authors from jane austen, dh lawrence, george eliot, hg wells, charlotte bronte and so many others. have you been? lovely shot by @lhphotographic
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