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Mam Tor and The Great Ridge In Winter

Mam Tor and The Great Ridge In Winter

Towering above Castleton and Hope is Mam Tor and the Great Ridge consisting of (from roughly West to East) Rushup edge, Mam Tor, Hollins Cross, Back Tor and Lose Hill. This unmissable feature always looks imposing but in snow it takes on a different quality […]

Stella’s Kitchen, West African Cuisine in The Peak District

Stella’s Kitchen, West African Cuisine in The Peak District

Stella’s Kitchen is one of those places with true character. If someone had said to me “It’s a place that serves African cuisine at a cottage in the Peak District between Eyam and Foolow” my reaction would have been “Really?”. But why not? If there’s […]

Maier Sports Lulaka Walking Trousers

Maier Sports Lulaka Walking Trousers

Overview Maier Sports is a manufacturer of high quality sportswear that has been around for 75 years priding itself on their outstanding range of trouser (pants) fits available for men and women.  Not all people are the same size and they celebrate this by offering […]

Peak Nature Photography Hides

Peak Nature Photography Hides

As soon as I spotted Chris Johnstone’s Peak Nature site I couldn’t wait to contact him so I could try out one of his hides and take some wonderful Buzzard shots like his. You should check out the images on his site, they are spectacular! […]

Cow Close Farm Home of The Millstone Cheese

Cow Close Farm Home of The Millstone Cheese

There was a certain inevitability about Millstone Cheese. The process of producing most cheeses traditionally creates something approximating a wheel and, with a hole in the middle you have a millstone. But that said it took a couple of people with the passion for both […]

A Trip to Haddon Hall

A Trip to Haddon Hall

Haddon Hall is one of those places that we’ve somewhat neglected to visit in preference to it’s bigger and better known neighbour, Chatsworth House. However it is beautiful and historic so well worth a visit. So yesterday that’s what we did, spent a few hours […]

Ann Bates Ceramics

Ann Bates Ceramics

Down a quiet lane in Derbyshire lies a sleepy verdant hamlet and a beautiful cottage just like the ones on chocolate boxes. The home and workshop of ceramics creative, Ann Bates. Ann has a good pedigree having studied for a BA (Hons) Applied Art Degree […]

Mam Tor and The Great Ridge in Early Summer

Mam Tor and The Great Ridge in Early Summer

We popped out for a walk today along the Great Ridge above Castleton. We started at the Mam Tor end and made it to Back Tor. We’d normally go all the way to Lose Hill but the light wasn’t great and it started to get […]

Granger’s Clothing Repel

Granger’s Clothing Repel

I decided to use Granger’s Clothing Repel on a waterproof jacket I purchased at the end of last year which in heavy rainfall became damp in areas of high contact. For example, on the cuffs and pocket flaps and sleeve creases. Never having encountered waterproofs […]

Hannah Bennett Sculpture Garden

Hannah Bennett Sculpture Garden

The Hannah Bennett Sculpture Garden is one of those many places in the Derbyshire Peak District National Park that surprise and delight visitors. Tucked away in the picturesque and historic village of Eyam is a private garden that between May and October is open to […]

Peaked Interest Collection

Peaked Interest Collection

News about the Peaked Interest Collection: We’re selling our prints at local craft fairs, mounted and/or framed. For details of the locations click here. Scroll down to see what’s available to buy and details of other events coming soon. About the Peaked Interest Collection Carol […]

RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 2017

RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 2017

Tickets for the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 2017 had all but sold out the last time we checked so it’s a good job we booked early. Being the first RHS Show at Chatsworth we didn’t know what to expect except for the few sneak peeks that […]


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Stella’s Kitchen, West African Cuisine in The Peak District

Stella’s Kitchen, West African Cuisine in The Peak District

Stella’s Kitchen is one of those places with true character. If someone had said to me “It’s a place that serves African cuisine at a cottage in the Peak District between Eyam and Foolow” my reaction would have been “Really?”. But why not? If there’s […]

Peak Nature Photography Hides

Peak Nature Photography Hides

As soon as I spotted Chris Johnstone’s Peak Nature site I couldn’t wait to contact him so I could try out one of his hides and take some wonderful Buzzard shots like his. You should check out the images on his site, they are spectacular! […]

Cow Close Farm Home of The Millstone Cheese

Cow Close Farm Home of The Millstone Cheese

There was a certain inevitability about Millstone Cheese. The process of producing most cheeses traditionally creates something approximating a wheel and, with a hole in the middle you have a millstone. But that said it took a couple of people with the passion for both […]

Ann Bates Ceramics

Ann Bates Ceramics

Down a quiet lane in Derbyshire lies a sleepy verdant hamlet and a beautiful cottage just like the ones on chocolate boxes. The home and workshop of ceramics creative, Ann Bates. Ann has a good pedigree having studied for a BA (Hons) Applied Art Degree […]

Hannah Bennett Sculpture Garden

Hannah Bennett Sculpture Garden

The Hannah Bennett Sculpture Garden is one of those many places in the Derbyshire Peak District National Park that surprise and delight visitors. Tucked away in the picturesque and historic village of Eyam is a private garden that between May and October is open to […]