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A Shadow Year.

A Shadow Year by Hannah Richell.

Post by Sandra Taylor.

I enjoyed reading  “A Shadow Year”  by Hannah Richell.  A group of young people decide to turn their backs on convention and society for a year and live out their dreams in an abandoned cottage In the wilds of the Peak District in England.  159 more words

Book Reviews

#209 - Mam Tor, the Shivering Mountain

Living in North Wales, there really isn’t any need to go far for a good day out in the mountains, but sometimes it’s good to have a change.   807 more words


Changing landscapes

A changing landscape has always fascinated me. I think the interest comes when I find out things are there that I never even knew about. I have a boyish attraction to the man made artefacts that were once of use and even important but now are long forgotten. 186 more words


(Re)learning Self-Rescue

My self-rescue skills became rusty because I never got into the sort of trouble where they would be needed. That’s definitely a good thing.  My self-rescue skills also became rusty because I never practiced them and didn’t get refresher training as often as I should have.   171 more words

Rock Climbing

Dinner@Rowley's, Baslow

A few years ago we stayed and had dinner at Fischer’s Baslow Hall. We really enjoyed the food and the excellent service but the setting was a little formal for our taste. 408 more words


The Common

Nearby we have a common, one hundred acres of enclosed land split in two by a gritstone escarpment that runs east to west along its entire length. 217 more words

Peak District

"My Legs are aaachinngggg!"

………Was the cry uttered by my own brain countless times and by my 12 year old, although she seemed to take the climb much more in her stride. 598 more words