Points of Interest

Haddon Hall On The Verge of Summer

Haddon Hall On The Verge of Summer

BecauseĀ  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 […]

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 […]

Burbage Valley At the Turn of the Year

Burbage Valley At the Turn of the Year

Burbage Valley, Burbage Edge and the features it contains is always a popular destination for walkers at any time of year. A couple of days ago we ventured out to capture what little light there was and blow away the cobwebs that had accumulated over […]

Mam Tor and The Great Ridge In Winter

Mam Tor and The Great Ridge In Winter

Towering above Castleton and Hope is Mam Tor and the Great Ridge consisting of (from roughly West to East) Rushup edge, Mam Tor, Hollins Cross, Back Tor and Lose Hill. This unmissable feature always looks imposing but in snow it takes on a different quality […]

A Trip to Haddon Hall

A Trip to Haddon Hall

Haddon Hall is one of those places that we’ve somewhat neglected to visit in preference to it’s bigger and better known neighbour, Chatsworth House. However it is beautiful and historic so well worth a visit. So yesterday that’s what we did, spent a few hours […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Easter on Stanage Edge

Easter on Stanage Edge

Stanage Edge is an easily accessible gritstone escarpment situated to the West for Sheffield, north of Burbage Valley and South of Derwent Edge. Because of its location within a highly scenic part of the Peak District National Park and accessibility from Sheffield and local villages […]

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 […]