Category Archives: culture

Ancestral Tourism or Discover Your Roots

We are delighted to be hosting an event in the Beechenhill Haybarn on 7th November 2013- all about Ancestral Tourism. Ancestral Tourism Course Malcolm Gallagher (Chartered marketer, business mentor, sales & marketing coach in the tourism & hospitality, food & drink … Continue reading

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#2 How Green is Your Wedding? 2014 -A Competition for £250 off

Ethical Weddings in the Peak District We offer exclusive hire of Beechenhill Farm for your wedding weekend. We are lucky enough to live in this beautiful organic farm in the Staffordshire Peak District National Park, we would like to share … Continue reading

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The Battle of Orgreave 1984

I produce Swedish style, egg tempera folk art paintings.  In Sweden this is known as a ‘Bonad’ -a decorative wall hanging (plural is Bonader). This painting ‘the Miner and the Horse II’ came about because while researching mining on the internet before … Continue reading

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Hand drawn Birds-Eye-View-Maps

A beautiful, quirky, hand drawn map of your place- just imagine! We perch on our planet, precariously tilting on the curve of the earth.  We dig our roots into the soil, our foundations into the rock.  For generations we live in our landscapes, … Continue reading

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Fragile, naïve and centuries old; Peak District well dressing

A lovely video from @terrybnd all about our wonderful well dressings. Tissington is always the first and is the most spectacular, but from May to September you can find a well dressing somewhere in the Peak District. Tissington is a … Continue reading

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Soaring Spirits and Harsh Realities of the English Uplands

A while ago I tramped across the Peak District’s Bleaklow in mizzly drizzle, hot and puffing in my waterproof jacket; my legs aching from high stepping through the heather tufts. We reached a high point and stopped. All around, as … Continue reading

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Getting ready for Guests

I have been putting the directories together for our B&B rooms and cottages, you know, lists and leaflets of restaurants, shops, experiences and places to visit. I am bowled over by the wonderful businesses on my doorstep all offering lovely … Continue reading

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