Walking Kinder Scout in Derbyshire

Walking Kinder Scout in Derbyshire

Walking Kinder Scout in Derbyshire The Kinder Scout Mass Trespass It is hard to imagine that up until relatively recently the right to roam was much more restricted in England than it is today. This significant change is attributable, in large part, to the 1932 Kinder...
Last minute break in the UK

Last minute break in the UK

Last minute break in the UK Looking for a last-minute break in Derbyshire? If you’re thinking of a few days away, Derbyshire is a great place to visit for a last-minute UK break. From stately homes, ancient traditions, spectacular scenery and some surprising history,...
Well Dressings in Derbyshire

Well Dressings in Derbyshire

Well Dressings in Derbyshire What is a well dressing? Throughout Derbyshire during the summer months many of the villages display well dressings. A well dressing is in collage form and made from placing different coloured and shaped petals onto a clay mixture to form...
Three reservoirs in the not so Silent Valley

Three reservoirs in the not so Silent Valley

Three reservoirs in the not so Silent Valley Derwent, Ladybower and Howden Reservoirs Following reading a fictional story by a local author, Mark Scott, The Silent Valley, it reawakened interest in the history of the Upper Derwent and the lost villages of Derwent and...
Blue John and tourism in Derbyshire

Blue John and tourism in Derbyshire

Blue John and tourism in Derbyshire The Romans were the first “tourists” in Derbyshire, to exploit its caves and caverns for minerals. Lead was mined for hundreds of years. In the Hope Valley, on the boarder of the “White Peak” and “Dark Peak” you will find several...