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A walk over Lantern Pike and then over to the shooting cabin on Kinder

 A beautiful day today, warm in the sun, frost still on the ground and less than a week to go before Christmas day. I took Flo and walked up over Lantern Pike from New Mills, then over to the shooting cabin in the foothills of Kinder, then down to Hayfield and back to New Mills along the Sett Valley Trail. It is one of my favourite walks and today the light was breathtaking, so I took plenty of photographs. Here are a few. Moorland, somebody pointing at Kinder Hollingworth Clough - upstream Hollingworth Clough - downstream Hollingworth Clough Hollingworth Clough Hollingworth Clough Heading for the shooting cabin Moorland Flo - portrait An amazing light on Kinder today Cairn, Kinder Sunset and aeroplanes, from Kinder Shooting cabin, Kinder Trees through mist, above Hayfield

A last visit to Bakewell Fly Fishing Shop

 Christmas 2021 marks the closing of one of England's fly fishing institutions: Bakewell Fly Fishing Shop. A few photos here to mark its closing and the partial retirement of owner and well-known Derbyshire angler, Peter Arfield. I say 'partial retirement' because Pete will still be offering guiding and tuition on Derbysire rivers. The shop will be sadly missed by fly fishers though as it had genuine, iconic status - a renowned hub for anglers everywhere. Here are a few photos from what will be my last visit to the shop: Pete Arfield presides over the organised chaos of Bakewell Fly Fishing Shop Pete Arfield - portrait Hebden Court, Bakewell Stone steps leading to Bakewell Fly Fishing Shop Gone fishing One door closes, another opens. It is the end of an era though, that's for sure.