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In Search of Higland Cattle on Baslow Edge

In Search of Higland Cattle on Baslow Edge

And as you can see we found the titular Highland Cattle we were looking for.  

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 […]

Snow on Derwent Edge

Snow on Derwent Edge

We went out walking on Derwent Edge today to try and capture a few images of it covered in snow. Persistent and deep snow is becoming less and less of a feature of Britain in general as our winters become warmer and wetter making any […]

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 […]

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 […]

Maier Sports Lulaka Walking Trousers

Maier Sports Lulaka Walking Trousers

Overview Maier Sports is a manufacturer of high quality sportswear that has been around for 75 years priding itself on their outstanding range of trouser (pants) fits available for men and women.  Not all people are the same size and they celebrate this by offering […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]