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Another idyllic pathway on Stage 14 of my walk along the Derwent River

The world I entered on the pathway away from the Tynward Park sports ovals, was gentle in the autumn afternoon light. Almost a fairyland. A father fishing while his young daughter sat making drawings.  Blue wrens flitting. Seeding bull rushes sending creamy fluff across the path. Superb water reflections.

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The dramatic background was the walls of Derbyshire Rocks in startling view on the other side of the Derwent River.

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How lucky I felt to be able to walk in such a beautiful place, free of all worries.

The track started climbing up and away from the River.

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Black faced sheep grazed behind fences

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Powerful pylons carried electricity across country.

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I enjoyed the watery views with the backdrop of autumn toned trees and then, with excitement at 2.20pm, for the first time during the walk I saw the bridge in the distance over the Derwent River at New Norfolk.

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Not much later I came to a fork in the path, but neither track were signposted.  Where to from here?

Large information panels provided information about the nearby historic Turriff Lodge property (on which the black-headed sheep grazed), but nothing about which path went where.

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