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The church with the feet

I was running out of time, but it was only a small church and it did not look overly promising. The stonework looked too regular…modern… except for the tower which looked as if it didn’t quite match, and the enclosure of the church itself, right at the heart of the village, which looked older still. 736 more words

Ancient Sites


It’s always so thoroughly beneficial to get away for a few days. Even accounting for minor disagreements and the general hard work involved in camping, or caravanning with dogs there is still room for plenty of relaxation. 993 more words

Family Life

Ilam - A Must See In Manifold Valley

We had a family outing to Ilam Hall the other day. A stunning place I never even knew existed and pretty much on my doorstep. 468 more words


20 Mile Trail Run | Ilam & Dovedale

We had planned to run the Yorkshire Three Peaks with a group of friends at the end of April. The week of the planned run we discovered it was the actual Yorkshire Three Peaks running race, so we decided to cancel and looked elsewhere for a long run. 964 more words


Bunnies, playing it by ear and new shoes.

Another Sunday, and another stroll.  I woke up at 7:30am, and was out by 8am.  Wash, dress, and grab my overnight oats, a couple of apples, and a litre of Vimto. 410 more words

Manifold, over the tops!

So, Saturday 6th of May, up at 7am out at 8am, at the hall at Ilam in Derbyshire by 9am.  The hall is beautiful, but handily, theres a carpark which is free to National Trust members, and several routes start and finish at said carpark!   296 more words

Peak District Bucket List: 7 Things to Do

Have you been to the Peak District yet? Chances are, you haven’t. When it comes to exploring the UK, people often choose the Cotswolds or the Lake District for a Bank Holiday weekend. 821 more words