Renishaw Hall – A stately home with a difference

We had a fantastic day out at Renishaw Hall and Gardens last week. Everyone has heard of Chatsworth, Haddon Hall and  Hardwick Hall, but a visit to Renishaw Hall, home to the famous literary Sitwell family offers something quite different. The rooms are packed with…

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Tideswell featured on BBC’s Village SOS series this week

The village of Tideswell featured in the BBC series “Village SOS” this week. The programme followed the villagers as they developed the Taste Tideswell project with a £400,000 Big Lottery Fund grant, to improve the local economy by launching a cookery school and creating the…

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Spring has arrived!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Litton village green is covered in daffodils and the lovely weather over Easter has brought on all the spring flowers in nearby Tansley Dale, Monsal Dale, Miller’s Dale, Tideswell Dale and Cressbrook Dale. We saw our first cowslips and early purple orchids in Chee Dale on Easter Saturday,…

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Tunnels to be reopened on the Monsal Trail in May 2011

The Peak District has been chosen to pilot extending the Department of Transport’s innovative Cycling Towns and Cities into the countryside, as 32% of the UK population lives within 60 miles of the area and it already has a 58-mile network of cycle trails and…

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