The Ride Stuff

The adventures of a couple of happy bikers

The Peak District – Day 4

We awoke to a misty, drizzly morning. Jess had had her nails done in Norwich the week before leaving and she wasn’t happy with them. In fact they were driving her crazy, so we decided to make the most of the poor weather and head into Buxton to get them sorted out.

Nails done, we set off in the direction of Bakewell – home of the Bakewell Pudding. The Bakewell Pudding, a shortcrust pastry with a layer of jam and a sponge filling with almonds and served with custard, is not to be confused with the Bakewell Tart. The Tart is made of flaky pastry, with a layer of jam and an egg and almond filling. The Tart is then covered with a layer of fondant. Only the pudding originates from the Derbyshire town of Bakewell, whereas the Tart originates from America. So there you have it! Naturally, we had to sample it but I wasn’t all that impressed, to be honest, preferring the tart version myself.

Pleased to have your own nails again, Darling?

It was still fairly early so we decided to take the scenic route back via Matlock, Ashbourne and Leek. By the time that we neared Buxton the sun was peeking out again. so we headed up to the Cat & Fiddle again for a cup of tea. Although it was sunny, the wind was howling and you had to stand downwind with your tea to stop it blowing out of the cup!

The Cat & Fiddle
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