I’m rushing around like a mad thing every day, sorting out book-related stuff, and then after tea I collapse and slump in front of junk TV.
But – but – I did find time one early morning to cycle up the Monsal Trail (and not on an electric bike.) The Monsal Trail is a disused railway line that has been used as a bridleway for many years, but last week, the Peak Park opened it up even further, so that now it stretches for about 13 miles through the most stunning countryside from Bakewell to Cheedale. It goes through four tunnels, and across a couple of high viaducts, and the scenery is fabulous. My pictures below give only a flavour. For several miles it is completely silent on the trail, apart from birdsong, because the limestone hills shield the trail from traffic noise. It’s magic. And it makes a guest appearance in my new book – But I told you last year that I loved you – out on June 9th and available everywhere, including here.