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Days out with Dennis Go by Bus? Why Not?? I always knew when I wrote my first ‘Days Out With Dennis’ article nearly five years ago that someday there would come an end to it as a series. There are only so many days out to be had when starting and finishing at the same place and I think I have covered them all (or most of them). This then, is my farewell piece during which I will dwell briefly on what have been some of my highlights and hopefully some of yours. Bakewell has always been one of my favourite towns. It can be an expensive place but sitting by the river and sharing your lunch with the birds is free and you can get as much entertainment as you wish for by doing so. The road as it twists and turns climbing out of Crowdecote on service 442 heading north from Ashbourne to Buxton.

Many thanks must go to Karyn Milner (our editor) for her enthusiasm and encouragement without which this series would never have started. Once it had, I was kept on the straight and narrow by Helen Young whose own articles you may have read in the magazine. A gifted writer herself. Thanks must go to my wife Barbara for her company and patience on many a ‘route proving’ journey. Neither of us will ever forget a bitterley cold Buxton in January! The Bus Pass has been the best thing that any government has ever done for me but beware: do not take it for granted. It came at the whim of a politician and it could be gone just as easily. Derbyshire is well blessed with bus links but money is tight in the county so get out and use the routes that are there and while you can. Finally, should you want to catch up with the articles you may have missed, they are all on the internet. Google ‘All Things Local’ and follow the links. Thank you for your company,

The walk along the dam wall at Carsington Water on any day of the year is sure to be invigorating. The journey from Chesterfield to Matlock on service X17 on a clear day where the views stretch for miles.

Dennis Basford

The experience of meeting people who have done some of the journeys and listening to their stories.

Note from editor: Many thanks to Dennis for providing us with a fabulous series and many great days out over the years!

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All Things Local - Ripley Edition - December 2017/January 2018  

A FREE community magazine distributed to 9,000 homes & businesses in Ripley, Codnor, Marehay & Waingroves in Derbyshire.

All Things Local - Ripley Edition - December 2017/January 2018  

A FREE community magazine distributed to 9,000 homes & businesses in Ripley, Codnor, Marehay & Waingroves in Derbyshire.

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