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

Sir Richard Arkwright's Mill Number 2 at Cromford

Richard Arkwright – Cromford Mill

I'm fascinated by history, by the great things people have achieved and by the stories they have left behind. While I type this I immediately think back to one of my trips to Australia, I had been researching the history of that great land and knew that I had to visit Botany Bay where Captain … Continue reading Richard Arkwright – Cromford Mill

Middleton Top

Peak District Walk – Cromford & Via Gellia

The Peak District has a wealth of routes to take, interesting spots to see and has historical tales by the bucket load. I do feel lucky to live within a close proximity of this great national park and I'm reminded how lucky I am on a regular basis. The area I have frequented the most … Continue reading Peak District Walk – Cromford & Via Gellia

Lathkill Dale - Weir at SK 21455 65180

Peak District Walk – Lathkill & Bradford Dale

I'm always keeping a watchful eye on the weather to spot some nice walking windows, sometimes though the need to walk overtakes the importance of nice weather and you just have to head out. I'm not scared of a little rain which is a good thing as this year has offered up plenty of it. … Continue reading Peak District Walk – Lathkill & Bradford Dale

Peak Routes Podcast - Episode 6 - Chrome Hill & Parkhouse Hill

Peak Routes Podcast – Episode 6 – Chrome Hill & Parkhouse Hill

Episode 6 of the Podcast follows my walk up both Chrome Hill and Parkhouse Hill. The weather on the day was rather wet, windy and a little wild but it was a great little wander. These 2 Limestone Gems are a must see for visitors of the Peak District and Crowdecote is a great place … Continue reading Peak Routes Podcast – Episode 6 – Chrome Hill & Parkhouse Hill

Parkhouse Hill & Dove Valley - HDR

Peak District Walk – Chrome Hill & Parkhouse Hill

There are some fantastic landscapes to be seen in the Peak District, it really does have it all to offer when it comes to views. You have the Dark Peak with its bog, moorland and gritstone edges. The White Peak offers up some fantastic limestone gorges, lush green farmland and its tranquil rolling hills. There … Continue reading Peak District Walk – Chrome Hill & Parkhouse Hill

Litton Tunnel

Peak District Walk – Monsal Trail

The weather this summer has been terrible, that is no understatement, it really has been rubbish. I know it must be digitally programmed into our British DNA to complain about the weather but this year it really is a valid complaint. We have had the odd day here and there where it has been nice … Continue reading Peak District Walk – Monsal Trail

Peak District – Monsal Head – Social Hiking Meet Up

I've just got home from a fantastic meet up in the Peak District with my friends from Social Hiking - ShareYourAdventure.com. It was great to finally meet some of the people who I've been chatting to for the last year or so, we have all become friends while Sharing our Adventures on this fantastic website … Continue reading Peak District – Monsal Head – Social Hiking Meet Up

Peak District Walk – Bakewell and Monsal Loop

I have just returned home from another rather impromptu walk in the glorious Peak District. This time we headed for the White Peak, Bakewell to be precise. I had been wanting to do a walk in that area for some time but the lure of the slightly more mountainous feel of the Dark Peak pulls … Continue reading Peak District Walk – Bakewell and Monsal Loop