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Country File Ramble 2018 for Children in Need

Country File Ramble 2018 for Children in Need

Today we and a group from the Facebook group “Dark Peak UK” went on a little 19km saunter around three trigs above Edale. Here are some images from our walk and if you’d like to contribute and increase the total money we’ve raised for Children […]

The Living Rug Company

The Living Rug Company

If I could choose the perfect way to spend my day it would be in the company of a flock of sheep in the middle of nowhere. Well, that’s exactly what I got to do last month when I had the pleasure of being invited […]

Death By Natural Causes With Renuka Russell

Death By Natural Causes With Renuka Russell

Sunday morning, the 3rd of June I met up with a group of people in the car park at The Anglers Rest in Bamford. After briefly introducing myself to a few of the attendees our host Renuka Russell arrived with her rucksack and a smile. […]

The Remarkable Hare

The Remarkable Hare

The Remarkable Hare is a gastropub in the town of Matlock on the edge of the Derbyshire Peak District. For the last two years it’s been run by Jan and Simon who were also the architects of its redevelopment. The building and adjacent spaces have […]

A Walk Around Ladybower Reservoir On A Hot June Day

A Walk Around Ladybower Reservoir On A Hot June Day

Despite the glorious but strength-sapping June heat we went for a walk around Ladybower Reservoir today. If you like any of these pictures, or indeed any of the image published on our website and would like to own a copy of them as a print […]

Elderflower Cordial

Elderflower Cordial

This recipe for elderflower cordial makes a refreshing Summer drink when mixed with still or sparkling water. The elder flowers are abundant in hedgerows & woodland in June and can be easily gathered.  Make sure you leave some flowers to develop into berries for the […]

Froggatt Edge Round Walk

Froggatt Edge Round Walk

We had a local walk today around Curbar, Curbar Edge, Froggatt Edge, Grindleford and back to Froggatt. The whole route for a Froggatt Edge round walk is about 12.5km, just enough when the sun’s trying to break through the cloud and there’s a reasonable ascent […]

From Mam Tor To Lose Hill And Back Again

From Mam Tor To Lose Hill And Back Again

As quick walks go a trip along the Great Ridge from Mam Tor to Lose Hill is reasonably taxing. While the distance isn’t too great the undulating nature of this Peak District Feature means you have to put a lot of effort into it, especially […]

Edensor Day

Edensor Day

The village of Edensor holds an annual village fayre and open gardens in June. This year we decided to attend Edensor Day for the first time and found the £5 per person entry fee extremely good value for money. The village itself has a long […]

Haddon Hall On The Verge of Summer

Haddon Hall On The Verge of Summer

Because  of the really glorious weather last weekend we took a trip over to Bakewell and had another wander around Haddon Hall. We were rewarded with some beautiful images of the hall and gardens, just some of which can be seen below. If you would […]

Capesthorne Hall

Capesthorne Hall

Over the bank holiday weekend we attended a fair at Capesthorne Hall in Cheshire near the village of Siddington. Luckily we were able to get out into the gardens and take a look around on what turned out to be the hottest Mayday Bank Holiday […]

The “Mini Beast From The East” on Bamford Edge

The “Mini Beast From The East” on Bamford Edge

Not sure why we have to name  storms these days but the “Mini Beast From The East” hit us this weekend. So not ones to miss out on a photo opportunity we visited Bamford edge to take a few pictures. If you want to see […]


More about The Peak District

The Living Rug Company

The Living Rug Company

If I could choose the perfect way to spend my day it would be in the company of a flock of sheep in the middle of nowhere. Well, that’s exactly what I got to do last month when I had the pleasure of being invited […]

The Remarkable Hare

The Remarkable Hare

The Remarkable Hare is a gastropub in the town of Matlock on the edge of the Derbyshire Peak District. For the last two years it’s been run by Jan and Simon who were also the architects of its redevelopment. The building and adjacent spaces have […]

On A Wick And A Prayer

On A Wick And A Prayer

In a quiet corner on the outskirts of the sleepy village of Tissington is a blacksmiths forge which is both the home and business of Annie Maudling and her husband. On A Wick & A Prayer creates an extensive range of fragrant candles. You can […]

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! […]