It’s Litton Well Dressing and Wakes Week…

 This is the time of year when many Peak District villages celebrate their wakes week. Creating  intricate well dressings out of flower petals and seeds brings the whole village together and this week celebrations are taking place in Litton. Yesterday after the well dressings had been blessed it was…

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A recent visitor runs out of steam!

 Slow travel is all the rage at the moment and where better to enjoy a more relaxed pace than the Derbyshire Peak District? Few of us however travel quite as slowly as a recent group of visitors to Foolow. This 1875 steam tractor could be…

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The Early Purple Orchids are out!

If wild flowers are your thing, this is the time to come to the Peak District. The long, cold winter has meant that we have had to wait longer for all the flowers and trees to come to life this year, but the recent hot…

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Spring colour at Renishaw Hall

We had a great day at Renishaw Hall last week. Our visit was timed to coincide with “bluebell fortnight” in the famous gardens. The bluebells cover an area of about nine acres of woodlands and are an amazing site.   Renishaw has been the home…

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