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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 at the Brigade Hall in Bakewell on the weekend of Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th July. Our prints will be available for sale, ready mounted. For details of the location click here. Scroll down to see what’s available […]

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 […]

Cromford Canal Walk

Cromford Canal Walk

Cromford Canal has a history stretching back over 200 years. It was conceived in the 18th century as an extension to the Erewash Canal. After receiving its Act of Parliament in 1789 worked started on the 14.5 mile cut. Despite initial hiccups including the costs […]

Village Green Cafe, Eyam

Village Green Cafe, Eyam

The Village Green Café Eyam nestles at the centre of a village steeped in history and genuine charm. Eyam Village has a long and fascinating history that draws visitors from across the UK and beyond. We talked to Sara at The Village Green Café about […]

Chrome Hill In Spring

Chrome Hill In Spring

Here are a few images from a recent walk up and over Chrome Hill. It’s not a long walk, and I’ll write it up at some point for those of you who want to have a go at it. However the gradient of Chrome Hill […]

Ladybower Reservoir in Spring

Ladybower Reservoir in Spring

Ladybower Reservoir in Spring isn’t always the driest of places. However today, apart from the cold wind it was glorious. We parked on the Sheffield side of Ashopton Viaduct and walked up Crook Hill. From there we completed a 13km circuit taking in Ouzelden Clough, Derwent […]

Howden Reservoir Walk On The May Day Weekend

Howden Reservoir Walk On The May Day Weekend

We’ve talked about the Howden Reservoir Walk before here. The walk around the Howden and Derwent reservoirs is one of our favourites. here are a few images to show you what you’re missing if you’ve not already been thee. The circuit’s 16.5km so not perhaps for […]


More about The Peak District

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 […]

Village Green Cafe, Eyam

Village Green Cafe, Eyam

The Village Green Café Eyam nestles at the centre of a village steeped in history and genuine charm. Eyam Village has a long and fascinating history that draws visitors from across the UK and beyond. We talked to Sara at The Village Green Café about […]

The Hut Eyam A Warm Welcome In The Peaks

The Hut Eyam A Warm Welcome In The Peaks

The Hut Eyam is as the name suggests situated on the outskirts of historic Eyam. It’s position on a hill on the edge of the village gives guests the opportunity to experience the beauty of Eyam and surrounding Peak District countryside. A couple of minutes […]

Taylormay Botanicals Beauty Balm

Taylormay Botanicals Beauty Balm

As I mentioned back in early February, Taylormay sent over a couple of their product samples for me to test and review. That included Taylormay Botanicals Beauty Balm. I’ve been waiting for the appropriate moment to give it a try. This rich moisturiser is enriched […]