Category Archives: eco tourism

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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Dovedale, add music and walk

I have just been sent this video on Twitter  by http://www.terrybnd.blogspot.com/ It’s blown me away- this is where I live, this is where I have lived for 26 years.  I have often seen Dovedale looking like this.  My family and … Continue reading

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Cow Manure and Bright Sparks

Our living countryside runs and thrives because there are lots of ‘bright sparks’; people who take responsibility and get things done in villages and rural communities. I have just been involved in a EU funded LEADER process interviewing candidates with … Continue reading

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A rural, female, small-business view of an emerging LEP

I was invited to speak at the event held today by Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).  I was asked to introduce my small rural business, describe my measures of success and say what I want from the LEP.  … Continue reading

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Rounded Corners

It occurred to me the other day that every part of our home and our farm has been shaped by the big, kind, capable and skilled hands of my farmer husband.  Every single wall corner, window sill and skirting board … Continue reading

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Our Organic Raw Milk Phenomenon

All of a sudden we started getting requests for our raw organic milk.  By internet and telephone; people from a radius of about 30 miles, from the Peak District, Staffordshire and Sheffield,  have contacted us hoping we can supply our organic … Continue reading

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