Category Archives: Peak District

A Visit to Lyme Hall……………..

As I continue my wanderings and exploration of Cheshire (and continue to get lost on a regular basis as all the lanes in rural Cheshire look exactly the same) I decided to visit Lyme Hall, just off the A6 south … Continue reading

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Derwent Reservoir and a sunny winters day………….

Yesterday (Saturday) was a glorious winters day so I decided that a visit to Derwent Valley in the Peak District of Derbyshire would be in order to complete the walk around part of the reservoir (see map above for details … Continue reading

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“Last of Summer Wine” country…………Digley Reservoir

Digley reservoir lies just north of Holme (West Yorkshire) and nestles into the north-east flank of Black Hill, which looms above it. It’s a local beauty spot with good views down towards Holmefirth and is a nice place for a … Continue reading

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Well Dressing, a strange English custom

Well dressing is a tradition that dates back hundreds of years although its origins remain a mystery. The wells are dressed with large framed panels decorated with elaborate mosaic-like pictures made of flower petals, seeds, grasses, leaves, tree bark, berries and … Continue reading

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Castleton and Winnats Pass in the Peak District……………….

It was a glorious sunny morning today so I decided a little photographic trip out would be in order. I considered several places including the Yorkshire Dales, Lake District and the British Waterways Museum at Ellesmere Port (you may well ask?) … Continue reading

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