Local Businesses

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 […]

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 […]

Café Adventure, Great Food In The Heart of The Peaks

Café Adventure, Great Food In The Heart of The Peaks

David and I were given a warm welcome on our arrival at Café Adventure by the owners Billy & Rachel. The couple have owned the Café Adventure for two years this coming June (2017). They both come from a catering background, Rachel worked in the […]

The Hilltop Curry House, Southern Indian Spice in The Peaks

The Hilltop Curry House, Southern Indian Spice in The Peaks

The Hilltop Curry House is an example of something that the Peak District does very well – unexpected artisan business run by people with a passion for their products. Sarah, the creator of and chef at The Hilltop Curry House has a passion derived from […]

Grindleford Spring Water

Grindleford Spring Water

It’s difficult to know how we missed it but despite having passed the place on numerous occasions and eaten there once we didn’t realise until a couple of weeks ago that Grindleford Station Café is the home of Grindleford Spring Water. Of course as soon […]

The Millstone Country Inn

The Millstone Country Inn

The Millstone Country Inn at Hathersage hasn’t seen me propping up the bar for over a quarter of a century and like many of the pubs in the Derbyshire Peak District until recently it hadn’t changed much in those 25+ years. That changed two years […]