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The joy of Summer in a country town

There are some things which we all take for granted and one of them is the simple feeling of Summer in a country town. In a technological age, when we all feel economic and economic pressures in our every day lives, something which is basic and free should be savoured. 1,125 more words


June 11 Peak District (Bakewell)

As we mentioned in our previous post we were on a week’s walking holiday with HF Holidays http://www.hfholidays.co.uk which meant lots of great walks with great scenery. 518 more words

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Up Hill & Down Dale - An Evening Dovedale Ride

When you decide to ride somewhere, far from home and with little local knowledge you just don’t know what you’re going to get. In someways it makes the ride more exciting and when you discover a gem there’s that moment of pure glee; when the ‘explorer’ comes to the surface and marvels at his discovery. 1,112 more words


Pipes in the Peaks

The highlight of the festival was an evening at the local garage.   I had been to it in the morning to try and buy a paper.   99 more words

Dovedale (2)

In the intervals of listening to Matthew Parris and John Carey, we escaped to the local hamlet of Stanshope, where there is a good Georgian front to an earlier house: 10 more words

Dovedale (1)

We first came to Dovedale about five years ago.   We were amazed how well preserved it is, a pocket of deep countryside, stone walls, steep wooded valleys and old field systems, the first of the National parks, with no postwar buildings.   80 more words

A little bit camp[ing]

Took myself off for a spot of post-birthday R&R last week. Being an adventurous soul, I’d decided I was going to go camping somewhere beautiful where I could go walking for three days. 1,735 more words