A walk in the past… the prehistoric landscape of Cresswell Crags

I will leave you with this post from Sue Vincent about her visit to Cresswell Crags, a hidden valley on the border between Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire where there is evidence of very early man living alongside mammoths and other extinct creatures. There is a visitor centre with time defying exhibits and a walk through the valley to see the caves, famous for their cave paintings. Away from the bustle of the cities… how wonderful to get in touch with our early ancestors and marvel at their art. #recommended

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

Way back in summer, we took a trip to a place I have long wanted to visit… Cresswell Crags, a hidden valley on the border between Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. The folder of photographs has sat on my desktop for months, and each time I have decided to write about it, another visit has taken precedence. Yet it is a place of great beauty… and has a longer known history than almost anywhere we have visited to date.

You start at the visitor centre, and as you walk through the door you get your first glimpse of the landscape. Not in reality, but on a large screen where an artist has painted the changing fauna of this enclosed valley, going back to the Ice Age and beyond. It is beautifully done;  a  little English valley, graphically populated with hippopotomi, hyenas and woolly mammoths. Watching the display gives you a vague inkling…

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My name is Sally Cronin and I am doing what I love.. Writing. Books, short stories, Haiku and blog posts. My previous jobs are only relevant in as much as they have gifted me with a wonderful filing cabinet of memories and experiences which are very useful when putting pen to paper. I move between non-fiction health books and posts and fairy stories, romance and humour. I love variety which is why I called my blog Smorgasbord Invitation and you will find a wide range of subjects. You can find the whole story here. Find out more at https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/about-me/

10 thoughts on “A walk in the past… the prehistoric landscape of Cresswell Crags

  1. That’s a marvelous post. Thanks for sharing it. I’d love to visit! Too bad that they missed the cave tours but with so much vandalism at sites like this, I can see why they were barred and locked. I think I would most enjoy the silence among all that green.

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