Why visit the Peak District in Spring?

Why visit the Peak District in Spring?

Why visit the Peak District in Spring? All around, signs of new life are evident. From leaves on the trees, to the first sign of spring flowers, to lambs in the fields. And of course, the days are becoming lighter and brighter. Derbyshire and the Peak District are a...
Christmas in Derbyshire

Christmas in Derbyshire

Christmas in Derbyshire What a difference a month makes. At the start of November Matlock experienced some bad flooding. In the centre of Matlock, just at the side of Glendon, the park was badly affected. But a short time on it is great to see plans for Christmas well...
The Matlock Bath Illuminations

The Matlock Bath Illuminations

The Matlock Bath Illuminations What are the Matlock Bath Illuminations? Each year, Matlock Bath stages the illuminated boat procession along the River Derwent. The first procession of candle lit boats took place in 1897, to mark the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria....
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...
The Dog Exhibition at Chatsworth

The Dog Exhibition at Chatsworth

The Dog Exhibition at Chatsworth It’s a dog’s life at Chatsworth House This year, up until the end of October, Chatsworth House has an exhibition dedicated to The Dog. Inspired by the Duchess of Devonshire who like us has lived and loved dogs all her life, the...