The downside of living in the Peak District

Hello Friends,

I’m not going to whinge – much.  I know how lucky I am – I’ve fallen on my feet living where I do.  One of the rules about living here is that if you go out on a summer Sunday, you go out early and come back late to avoid the traffic.  In fact, most of the time at the weekend we go out on foot to avoid using the car. I can’t remember the last time I went out on a Sunday afternoon in the car.

Today, Edie was playing with a band at Chatsworth, starting just after lunch and then finishing at 5.  It’s about 10 miles from where we live, so I went to collect her after.  The journey to collect her when she finished was pretty horrendous.  I queued and queued and queued, all the way there and all the way back.  The last part of the journey took half an hour to travel 1 1/2 miles.  I could have walked it quicker.

I think I will stick to walking at the weekend for the rest of the summer.

Do you live in a tourist area?  Do you think more people are holidaying at home?

Until next time, Tawney x


The downside of living in the Peak District — 2 Comments

  1. Yes, I live in a very popular tourist area and at present, with the start of school holidays plus the appearance (short-lived!) of the SUN, we are being inundated with caravans, motor homes and packed-to-the-brim cars. Like you, I tend not to take my car out at weekends, because of the crowded roads – and the speed of drivers who haven’t relaxed from their usual busy dashing about; it takes them most of their holiday to adjust to a slower pace of life. I prefer my beaches to be quiet, peaceful places. 🙂