Weir in Lathkill Dale

Peak District Walk – Bakewell & Lathkill Dale

Today's walk was another short one, limited time and questionable weather so we decided to stick relatively close to home. We dropped my daughter off at school, then my mate Ray and I headed for Bakewell for some much needed breakfast. Thankfully we managed to grab our usual parking spot, it's on the bridge that … Continue reading Peak District Walk – Bakewell & Lathkill Dale

The "Famous Gate" between Hollin's Cross and Mam Tor

Peak District Walk – The Great Ridge & Hope Valley

Today's walk saw me heading through heavy traffic to get to Hope for 09:30, It was one of those journeys where you seem to end up behind every slow moving vehicle possible. Tractors, Caravans and the odd horse, I'm not an impatient man so I just took my time as there was no rush. The … Continue reading Peak District Walk – The Great Ridge & Hope Valley

Peak District – Chatsworth House & Gardens

I spent many a happy day at Chatsworth playing in the river when I was younger, I've also had some great walks and bike rides around the estate. However... I've never been inside the house so I thought it was time I paid a visit. I must say I was very impressed, I'm a member … Continue reading Peak District – Chatsworth House & Gardens

Peak District – MTB & GoPro – Chatsworth Circuit

The day began with Ray and I arriving at Rowsley in the pouring rain, we met up with Andy who had brought his new Santa Cruz Bronson out to play. The route we were taking started from near Caudwell's Mill and the first ascent of the day came straight away when we headed up the … Continue reading Peak District – MTB & GoPro – Chatsworth Circuit

Peak District – MTB & GoPro – High Peak Trail

This is a rather large video of a great ride along the High Peak Trail on a glorious sunny day. I was armed with my GoPro Hero 3 Silver Edition and I managed to capture some of the highlights along the way. We started at the High Peak Junction and cycled to the northern end … Continue reading Peak District – MTB & GoPro – High Peak Trail

Peak District Walk – Limestone Way – Matlock to Castleton

Ever since my journey along the southern half of the Pennine Way (The Pennine Way – 7 Days from Edale to Thwaite – April 2013) I've been trying to get out wild camping as much as possible. I love the freedom of being able to pitch anywhere (with in reason) and enjoy my surroundings. I … Continue reading Peak District Walk – Limestone Way – Matlock to Castleton

Richard Arkwright – Masson Mill

After walking the Derwent Valley Heritage Way I am now on a continued mission to educate myself in all things Arkwright. The next location on my list was Masson Mill, I have visited before many years ago but that was only to browse the shops that are now part of this diversified mill. Masson Mill … Continue reading Richard Arkwright – Masson Mill