Tags » Dovedale

Stepping Stones of Dovedale

The River Dove runs through the heart of the Peak District supplying some beautiful scenery and chances for adventure. After eventually finding the well signposted car park (my direction skills aren’t to useful) we pay the attendant £3 and get on our way. 339 more words


My trip to the Peaks

This weekend I had a lovely and long overdue holiday with my mum.

We drove to Ilam hall, had a delicious lunch of local delicacies such as oat cakes and then headed off with our map, and probably not enough water, on a walk up towards… 689 more words

Days Out


One of the pleasures of coming to the Dovedale Literary Festival is the pleasure of being in Dovedale itself:  the view across the valley of the River Dove over the hill from Cheadle with clouds settling in the valley;  the walk over the fields to Ilam in the morning;  walking up Dovedale;  and looking across the valley to Hazelton Clump:-


We went on a morning walk up Dovedale, punctuated by talks about the trees by Thomas Pakenham, the great tree expert.   We began with the ash and the alder and a description of the difference between natives and invaders post-1500.   44 more words

Pipes in the Peaks

I have been once before to the surreal garage on a hill on the edge of the Peak District which contains the best and most spectacular collection of cinema organs.   27 more words


So my boyfriend and I decided to make a date night jar. We literally filled it with anything and everything that we could think of. Things that he wanted to do, things that I wanted to do. 474 more words


Weekend Family Fun!

What do you get up to at the weekend?

Are you an active parent; taking the kids to the park, cycling, walking in the countryside? 982 more words

Caravan SIte