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Holy Saturday – Watching and Waiting

 

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The Beautiful Peak District

In times of stress and busyness, we all need some space.  To take time to just be.

View from Mam Tor over Edale

To get life, it’s questions, decisions and difficulties into perspective.  To allow that still small voice to speak.

 

This has been reinforced recently by The Big Silence shown on BBC2.  That has shown both the purpose and the benefits of silence and space.  If you haven’t had chance to see it yet, I would encourage you to do so.

So yesterday, Mr Pamsperambulation wanted to go and climb a hill, a great family tradition.  It was great to get out into some fresh air and space.  I can’t climb hills, but I can stand at the bottom and admire the views.

View over the top of Winnats Pass

 

 

We miss no longer living near The Lake District, and Tarn Hows in particular, but we are now near the hills of our youth.  So we headed off to Mam Tor.  We used to live 17 miles from here, so it was a favourite childhood trip out.

 

Down in Castleton, the river was full and flowing.

 

We had to call in the wonderful Rose Cottage Cafe in Castleton and finished the day with cake in The Cafe on the Green in Baslow – both highly recommended!

 

 

View from Curbar Edge into the setting sun

On the way home, we came via Curbar Edge – at least a flat walk.  Amazing rocks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So we came home – cob webs blown away, perspective somewhat renewed and having enjoyed some beautiful scenery.

 

The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

Psalm 19:1