We drove another couple of hours to Rowsley in the Peak District where we overnighted in a mediocre camping site.
In the morning we went into Bakewell (yes the pies), a quaint little village before driving a few kilometres to explore Chatsworth House and gardens (where parts of Pride and Prejudice was filmed). It is a spectacular property.  The house was stunning and the garden – all 105acres of it was beautiful with undulating hills, fountains and a maze.  The sculptures in the grounds which were on display for six weeks were also very interesting. The whole property was well worth seeing for the 14pounds entry fee.
We spent a good few hours exploring the house and wandering around the beautiful gardens.
We then went via Nottingham to a wonderful (adults only) delux camping site called “Eye Kettleby Lakes”.  The facilities were as good as a 5star hotel.  A pity it rained from the time we got there until the time we left the next morning back to Hitchin to see our friend Barry before heading to Wokingham and Clapham to see friends later in theh week.

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