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Folly Jolly by Les Singleton

Walk Posted on 20 Jun 2012

 A nice day in the middle of all this bad weather! We decided, as it was a short day for us due to other commitments, to go close to home – Buxton, to be precise. Sue said it was AGES since we’d been to the folly known as Solomon’s Temple, or Grinlow tower, so that’s where I pointed the map! We parked up at the side of the park. As this walk was a few weeks ago ), the daffs were out in force. This is looking over the pond in the middle of Buxton central park.
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We left the park and climbed out of town, immediately seeing great views opening up.
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We huffed and puffed up the steep slope towards the tower, getting these good panoramas back over Buxton.
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The object of our walk – Solomon's Temple, a ‘folly’ built to keep workers occupied during quiet times.
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There’s Sue waving as she goes in.
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King (or, should that be Queen) of the castle!
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Stunning views from the top, all around.
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After taking the pictures, we left the tower and dropped towards Grin Low caravan site, (located & tucked away in an old quarry). This is looking back at the tower.
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Grinlow caravan site.
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Of course, lots of new lamb were bleating to greet us today.
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You can see Buxton is in wild country just by looking at it.
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This was before the real rains came of late – this reservoir was almost completely empty!
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Skirting around, we could see the prominent tower for most of the walk.
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Only about 6 miles, but a good little stretch for a short day.

This walk was brought to you by Les Singleton of Ricci's Cafe and Takeaway.

Area: Buxton
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