Blog Posts - Peak District



Hayfield

Hayfield is a pretty village at the foot of Kinder Scout in the Peak District. Hayfield is 18 miles south east of Manchester and about 10 miles north of Buxton.Hayfield is in the pretty Sett Valley between the towns of Chapel-en-le-Frith, Glossop and...
by Devon Visitor on May 22, 2016

Exploring the Peak District National Park

Here in the UK we're blessed with so many beautiful places to visit! Read more...
by Honest Mum on Jun 11, 2015

Edale Station

Edale Station in Edale, Derbyshire is a main point of access to the Peak District in Derbyshire. Edale Station first opened in 1894.Edale Station is situated at the foot of the 636m-high Kinder Scout, and is the closest station to the start of the Pe...
by Devon Visitor on May 10, 2014

A Peak District walk......and a blanket update

During the Easter weekend we had a lovely stay with family in Chesterfield. We have been on some interesting and scenic Peak District walks over the years and this time we went to see the Lumsdale Project, near Tansley in Derbyshire."Only one mile lo...
by Dinkyflowerpots on Apr 23, 2014

Winnats Pass Peak District

Winnats Pass, just outside the town of Castleton in the Peak District National Park, is a famed local beauty spot. Winnats Pass is formed by a cleft in the limestone peaks and is a fine example of karst scenery. Note the exposed limestone crags o...
by Devon Visitor on Sep 16, 2013

Speedwell Cavern

Speedwell Cavern, located close to the town of Castleton and Winnats Pass in the Peak District National Park, offers a 450m boat journey through eerie silence in a 200-year-old lead mine. The highlight of the journey is the Bottomless Pit, a vas...
by Devon Visitor on Sep 10, 2013

Edale Peak District National Park Kinder Scout Hiking Experiences

today i woke up at 6.35am.well, i was quite surprise that i am able to wake up automatically without setting alarm although i had slept late yesterday due to some "emo+lonely song" feelings.frankly speaking, i did feel a bit "frustrated" before writi...
by A Growing Teenager Diary on Aug 25, 2013

The Shadow Year - Hannah Richell

'She just can't seem to shake the feeling that the old place is trying to tell her something.'In this novel we meet Lila, an unhappy young woman who has suffered a devastating loss. She is struggling to cope with this; she suffers feelings of guilt,...
by The Little Reader Library on Jul 8, 2013

All Saints Church Calver

Right across the road from The Bridge Inn in Calver in Derbyshire in the Peak District is the All Saints Church. Pub and church in close proximity is a common juxtaposition in British villages: ale and the Almighty; Bible and beer. All Saints Ch...
by Devon Visitor on May 31, 2013

CHATSWORTH HOUSE – SMALL HIDDEN MOMENTS AMONGST LAVISH EXCESS

An array of moments that made me smile during a troubled visit to Chatsworth House in the Peak District. A house which shouts of lavish excess...
by OurWorldMyEye on Apr 19, 2013

CHATSWORTH HOUSE – SMALL HIDDEN MOMENTS AMONGST LAVISH EXCESS

An array of moments that made me smile during a troubled visit to Chatsworth House in the Peak District. A house which shouts of lavish excess...
by OurWorldMyEye on Apr 19, 2013

Ye Olde Nag's Head Castleton

For a small village in the Peak District Castleton is blessed with some good pubs including the Bull's Head pub and The George. Another local favorite in Castleton is Ye Olde Nag's Head a former stone coaching inn dating from the 17th century. Ye O...
by Devon Visitor on Nov 20, 2012

Lyme Park Lyme Hall & Gardens

Lyme Park with its hall and gardens is one of the major attractions near Manchester on the fringes of the Peak District. Lyme Park in Disley has grounds of over 1300 acres and was owned by the Legh Family from the late 14th century before being...
by Devon Visitor on Nov 11, 2012

Peveril Castle

Peveril Castle overlooks the picturesque town of Castleton in the Derbyshire Peak District and affords wonderful views over the surrounding countryside and the town below. Peveril Castle is largely ruined but enough of the castle remains, supplement...
by Devon Visitor on Sep 15, 2012

Top 5 Crazy Climbing Spots in the UK

Thanks to some pretty varied geology the UK is a brilliant location for climbing. The country has many diverse spots to offer, with loads of different routes to suit all abilities. Summer is the perfect time to explore these, so we say get out there,...
by Heather on her travels on Sep 7, 2012

Lady in the Peak District

Nobody seems to know where the Peak District is. Despite the fact that it is right smack in the middle of England, surrounded by four major airports, and just 91 minutes by train from London, it seems to get overlooked in favor of other UK travel des...
by A Lady in London on Aug 20, 2012

Pedaling through the Peak District (UK)

Nothing beats the feeling of escaping it all, the wind flowing through your hair and dispelling your troubles into the world. Cycling is a captivating pastime which brings you closer to nature, you feel everything of your surroundings as you pedal al...
by Slices of Life! on May 17, 2012

When snow falls upon a Northern town

It is April and it hasn't snowed here in Manchester which feels strange when watching news footage of nearby places which have come to a standstill. However, I took a weekend away to the Hope Valley in February where it snowed so much that our taxi b...
by Marking the anti-thesis on Apr 5, 2012

Anna Casey - Sculptor in Glass and Textile

From time to time, I like to feature local professional artists.  And, for this post, I’ve just found one who does something a little bit different to the usual paint and canvas sort of thing that we get up to at art group. Anna-Krystyna Ca...
by Jewel's Arty Blog on Feb 29, 2012

Fairholmes

Scrambling up the steps I sometimes get out and about for a stroll with the family at the weekend, and last week was no exception, as we visited Fairholmes, at the Derwent Reservoir in the Hope Valley.  This has begun since we visited Rufford...
by Jewel's Arty Blog on Feb 22, 2012


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