Month: January 2017

Taylormay Botanicals

Taylormay Botanicals

We discovered Taylormay Botanicals online and were intrigued by this new supplier of cosmetic products based in the Peak District from the very outset. Right now it’s winter outside and any product that helps to protect and nourish skin from the rigours of the cold […]

A Winter Walk around Derwent and Howden Reservoirs

A Winter Walk around Derwent and Howden Reservoirs

Walking in the upper Derwent Valley around the Derwent and Howden Reservoirs is one of our “stock walks”. if the weather’s a bit iffy and not overly great for photography, or if we just want to get a few miles in on paths that are […]

Ladybower Reservoir on a Calm Winter’s Day

Ladybower Reservoir on a Calm Winter’s Day

As it’s been particularly dull today I wanted to cheer things up and found these images of Ladybower Reservoir from a walk only a couple of days ago. Enjoy.

Alport Castles

Alport Castles

Alport Castles is a striking geological feature between the River Alport and Birchinlee Pasture on the eastern side of Alport Dale at OS map reference SK142915 on the OL1 Explorer Series map. Called castles because of their resemblance to a series of man-made defensive structures […]

Mam Tor in Winter

Mam Tor in Winter

We walked up to the summit of Mam Tor today. Some of the images from that short walk are below. Beautiful as they are don;t be fooled into thinking you can trot up there at a moment’s notice. Today for example the wind was up […]

Fenix HL60R Headlamp Review

Fenix HL60R Headlamp Review

I’ve had a headlamp for several years, an old Petzl LED model. The Fenix HL60R Headlamp is something quite different. Here’s a list of the features to begin with, then I’ll talk about the practicality of using the HL60R: The main body is constructed from […]