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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 […]

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 […]

Wild Garlic Pesto Recipe

Wild Garlic Pesto Recipe

This recipe will make enough Wild Garlic Pesto to fill a 1/2lb jar with a little left over to toss in to your pasta lunch. I advise that you gather the wild garlic as far from the footpath as you can venture safely to avoid […]

Solomon’s Temple A Folly South Of Buxton

Solomon’s Temple A Folly South Of Buxton

Solomon’s Temple is a folly situated to the South of Buxton. It’s also known as Grinlow Tower so you’ll find both names on the ordnance survey map. We aren’t very familiar with Buxton so thought we’d have a walk around it from Poole’s Cavern today. […]