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Ogston and Brackenfield

OK, let’s start with an easy one. It’s less than six miles, fairly flat and a doddle to negotiate. Ogston Reservoir is nestled in the Amber Valley – not the borough (it’s actually in North East Derbyshire) but the valley of the river which was dammed in 1958. 894 more words


SHINING CLIFF WOODS // Part One: The Cottages

October 2017

Our walk through Shining Cliff Woods gifted us with too many photographs for one post so we’ve decided to split it into three; the cottages, the wireworks, and Oakhurst House. 346 more words


Forest School

Today was our first day back at forest school.

Archery. Dinosaur orienteering. Playing in the leaves.

The first day that autumn has left me with a chill that lasted all day.



On This Date . . .

In England October 18 is St. Luke’s Day, a day to commemorate Luke, the patron saint of artists, physicians, bachelors, surgeons, students and butchers.

October 18 is also Whip Dog Day, an old ritual in which local boys ganged together to round up and literally whip any unfortunate dog they happen to find on the streets. 300 more words

Regency Manners And Customs

Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire - St Thomas Becket

We visited this church on 4th June 2015 on a glorious sunny summer’s day. The church itself wasn’t open but we walked round the beautiful churchyard, which was rambling, shady with large trees, and inviting. 6 more words


House Style at Chatsworth House

“The joy of dressing is an art “ John Galliano

Yesterday the sun was shining and I spent an amazing afternoon with my friend Sue who shares an equal love for all things fashion when we paid a visit to the House Style Exhibition at Chatsworth House. 836 more words