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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. […]

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 […]

Grindleford and Froggatt Wood

Grindleford and Froggatt Wood

The section of the Derwent Valley occupied by the villages of Grindleford and Froggatt is a popular route for walkers. Grindleford has a community shop that also serves refreshments and the path in the valley bottom never strays far from the River Derwent as it […]

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 […]

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 […]