Thursday 2 September 2010
Another day in the country, but this time it was Derbyshire.
The route out of the city is great as we drop down into rural Cheshire and then through pretty towns, scenic valleys and up into the Peak District.
Our first stop was the spa town of Buxton. We had a break at the historic Pavilion and park where we stretched our legs and took in the views. Then it was on a bit further south and a stop at the Peak Village Outlet which is a café, shops and so on. It beats sitting on the coach too long!
Each year the tour has a different itinerary (obviously some of the Corrie locations come up each year - and that allows us to take in a good variety of places and means that so many people come back year after year. Our main stop today was the Crich Tramway Museum which has period shops, tram exhibitions (it’s 150 years this year that the first tram line opened in the UK) and unlimited rides on vintage trams. There was also a blue police box like Dr Who’s! It’s also set in the pretty village where the TV series Peak Practice was set.
After a three hours visit we made our way back to Manchester via a different route which took us past pubs which had been owned by Betty Driver and Pat Phoenix and near the pub in which Tony Warren penned the first Corrie episodes.
Some of our guests met Tyrone and Jessie whilst out and about!