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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 […]

Froggatt Edge On A Lovely Spring Day

Froggatt Edge On A Lovely Spring Day

You can find a lot about Froggatt Edge on this site. Here for example. This post is mainly a quick image gallery of the shots I took on our walk today along Froggatt, Baslow and Curbar Edges. We started from the Curbar Gap Car Park […]

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 […]

Spring Is Coming at Howden Reservoir

Spring Is Coming at Howden Reservoir

I couldn’t help but notice the greening up of the Derwent Valley yesterday when we took our 16.5km stroll around Derwent and Howden reservoirs. The walk began in bright sunshine at Derwent Dam. Soon the weather turned chilly with weather changing every few minutes from sunshine to snow […]

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 […]

Ascending Win Hill

Ascending Win Hill

Here are just a few of the images we took while climbing Win Hill in the Derbyshire peak District yesterday. A beautiful sunny spring day and one that we were very lucky to be able to take advantage of. We parked near the Yorkshire Bridge, […]

Derwent Hall Lost and Found

Derwent Hall Lost and Found

Derwent Hall is one of the many lost country houses that now only exist in photographs and history books, well almost. Let me explain. When Ladybower Reservoir was filled in the 1940s the villages of Ashop and Derwent disappeared beneath the rising water. The old […]

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 […]

Burbage Valley In Winter

Burbage Valley In Winter

The Burbage Valley is surrounded by interesting geological and historical features making it a great walk at any time of year. Sheffield Country Walk runs North-South between Burbage Edge and Burbage Brook. Many other paths criss-cross the landscape too, though some care is needed if […]

Taylormay Botanicals Face Cream

Taylormay Botanicals Face Cream

I was delighted to discover that here in the Peak District there is a brand new cosmetic company, Taylormay Botanicals. Taylormay Botanicals make their products from wholesome ingredients including Soil Association approved essential oils. So as you can imagine I was eager to contact Taylormay Botanicals and […]

Mushroom Risotto

Mushroom Risotto

This recipe for Mushroom Risotto will provide two generous helpings and makes a delicious dinner with tuna steak or your favourite fish. It takes roughly 1/4hr to prepare and 1/2hr to cook and is perfect for eating after a long walk. Risotto has an unfounded […]