Category Archives: rural community

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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Wrongs and Rights of Way or How to Walk

Highway Bandits or How to Walk We really don’t want your blood all over our country lanes, we want you to enjoy our great places and not get hurt- Please walk safely.  Particularly when you come and visit the wonderful … Continue reading

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Global Award for Peak District Farm?

Beechenhill Farm up for Global Award Beechenhill Farm has been short-listed out of 1600 global nominations in the Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards.  Responsible tourism; having more fun and better experiences because you are not harming the planet,  is at the core … 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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Save Young People, Share an Apprentice!

Do you remember the ‘Save water- share a bath’ campaign? Well, Save Young People, Share an Apprentice! Just in Staffordshire there are over 30,000 small businesses, if half of those shared an apprentice that would be 7,000 young people being … 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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