Chee Dale Stepping Stones Walk (Quickest): A Complete Guide

Chee Dale Stepping Stones are the most impressive of all the Peak District stepping stones. They are also less well known than Dovedale Stepping Stones making them much easier to visit without the crowds. The Chee Dale Stepping Stones walk is the ideal hike if you’re searching for an exciting and original way to experience… Read More

Wednesday, 25 January 2023

Thor’s Cave Walker’s Guide: The Easiest Walk

Tucked away in a sleepy pocket of the Peak District is a distinct and striking rocky outcrop gazing out on the Manifold Valley. Carved into its craggy face is a gaping hole which has an enchanting aura about it. This is Thor’s Cave, a limestone structure which attracts thousands of walkers per year. Reaching Thor’s… Read More

Sunday, 20 November 2022

Thorpe Cloud, Dovedale: A Walker’s Guide 2023

Chalky limestone crunched beneath my feet as I took another step closer to Thorpe Cloud’s elusive summit. The incline had steepened rapidly and for the last stretch it appeared I would have to scramble in order to find myself perched on the mighty backbone of this mountain. Splat. The sky had unleashed a torrent of… Read More

Tuesday, 15 November 2022

Dovedale Stepping Stones: A Complete Visitor’s Guide

Dovedale Stepping Stones in the Peak District is arguably one of the most beautiful places I’ve visited within the UK. Nestled within a spectacular valley, surrounded by limestone pinnacles and ancient caves, Dovedale is an area of natural beauty that absolutely lives up to its popularity. Whether you love hiking, fancy a peaceful picnic in… Read More

Sunday, 4 September 2022

A Recap of 2021: The Year My Priorities Shifted

It’s probably fair to say that 2021 was not quite the year that many of us had envisioned. The pandemic had already taken one year away from us, forcing us to live lives in isolation and in fear for the future. I know I was stupidly hopeful that 2021 would be different – would be… Read More

Sunday, 6 February 2022

Deer-Spotting in Tatton Park

A dark shadow fell across my body and I stifled a sigh. I turned my gaze towards the darkening sky, disappointed to see the final rays of sun being concealed behind a thick blanket of cloud. Suddenly a mere T-shirt under my light-weight jacket didn't seem like a good idea. Oh why, oh why did… Read More

Friday, 20 April 2018

A Day at Little Moreton Hall

I've decided that I just don't see enough of my country. I often sit, daydreaming about being on holiday (like reminiscing about my recent trip to the Seychelles) when really there's just so much to do if only I got out the house more! This Saturday was different - I decided to go on an… Read More

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Freaked Out by Giant Moths in the Peak District

Adventure was calling once more. We purchased more camping supplies and fortunately, I did not have a meltdown in the shop again! Mainly because we knew what we wanted after being camping once already, in the beautiful Lake District. We put the finishing touches on our camping supplies and prepared to head off. Unfortunately, the… Read More

Friday, 14 July 2017

Last-Minute Camping in the Lake District

It started off as just a typical Saturday. Woke up, had breakfast, watched TV, went on my laptop, had lunch etc. The day was an exact replica of every other Saturday that I'd experienced recently. Work has been relentless, constantly asking me to go above and beyond with my abilities. So, when the weekend comes… Read More

Saturday, 8 July 2017