Thursday, 18 July 2013


I can't find anything like Derbyshire anywhere else..That little heap of crystalline hills, white over with sheep, white beneath with dog tooth spa is a treasure alike to them all...In its very minuteness it is the most educational of all the districts of beautiful landscapes known to me.

(John Ruskin)

Upon the top of that mountain begins a vast extended moor or waste, which, for fifteen or sixteen miles together due north, presents you neither hedge, house or tree, but waste and howling wilderness, over which, when strangers travel, they are obliged to take guides, or it could be next to impossible not to loose their way.

(Daniel Defoe)

No comments:

Post a Comment