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02 September 2006 @ 11:45 pm
According the paper only the 'purists' were hardy enough to turn out for the stage over the rainy Yorkshire moors, and on the stretch we chose we numbered among the fifty or so of them for the passing of the race. All around us blooming heather, flocks of grouse and dry stone walls.
It was probably the ideal spot - towards the end of a series of grotty lung-burning climbs where from first group of riders to the last we got half an hour's worth of action, a far cry from the 20 seconds whoosh-by you get on the flatter roads. The atrocious weather just added to the drama - sporting pugilism made yet more arduous because the competitors also had to battle the upset forces of nature. Respect abounds.

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Derwent dam.

A very memorable day indeed.

[cross posted from turk_diddler]
16 June 2006 @ 10:38 am

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Alfreton Famers' Market tomorrow - click the image above for details.

Have a splendid weekend, all! :)

04 June 2006 @ 08:24 pm
Just wondering, as I posted something about Ashby de la Zouch which is in Leicestershire- can we include posts about things in the near area, ie from Leicestershire, nottinghamshire and south yorkshire?

I know this isn't 'the peaks' so if you feel the answer is no, then that is fine :)
04 June 2006 @ 05:50 pm
Today we went to the castle and had a lovely time. It is a small castle, takes about 1 hour to go roud with an Audio tour. Lovely to take a picnic to.

It is owned by English Heritage (which we recelty becaome members of so will be visiting a lot of their properties soon!)

Well worth a vist for a morning or afternoon.


Best thing is, if you have a dog, there is full access :)

Ibelive there is also a question sheet for kids.
02 June 2006 @ 09:08 pm

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Castleton's Farmers' Market is this Sunday - 10am til 3pm at the Village Hall.
(turk_diddler will have to forgive me for posting a competing event!) ;)

Clicking the image above will take you to the listings for all the Derbyshire Farmer's Markets, but I'll try and remember to post updates on here when one's coming up. :) The link will be joining the list of middle_mercia links on the info page, too.

Have a good weekend all!

Current Mood: happyhappy
02 June 2006 @ 08:18 pm

shadowscankill and I visited them there hills the other day...

...and this is what we found.Collapse )

Current Mood: geekygeeky
01 June 2006 @ 09:59 pm
To take a liberty on my first post, permit me to post a flyer.

Brierley Forest Park Nature Reserve Summer Fayre
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This Sunday 10 til 4, Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire. That's just across the Derbyshire border.
There will be cake stalls, games, raffles, and plants and souvenirs for sale, we're talking a true family event. The weatherman predicts a bright sunny day, so come along and help use raise a little money for the volunteer group that keeps this new nature reserve in fine fettle. The park boasts lovely walking and varities of wildlife wide enough to satisfy the keenest of naturalists.
You can find directions and more about the park here.

It'll be great to see you.
30 May 2006 @ 06:38 pm

Hello all...

I feel a little odd walking into a ready-made community! I really am a total stranger (I'd never even seen this community before yesterday), but in the 24hrs since I appear to have become the new moderator of it!

The story is that I was wandering around LJ, trying to find a Derbyshire-based community that could give me information on the Peak District's history, events, folklore and music - and one that would also allow me to meet like-minded people from my area. When I stumbled across this one I realised it was exactly what I was looking for - but noticed (in true Sod's Law fashion!) that it wasn't being run any more.

I was about to give up my search... but then I figured that if what I wanted wasn't out there, perhaps I should wade in and start doing it myself! A couple of impromptu messages to the lovely unevendays later, and here I am.

If you're wondering who on earth this impostor is... I've lived in Derbyshire and Staffordshire all my life and love the area - particularly the Peak District. I'm a keen hiker (keen in that I'll head in any direction in which tea and cake lies, and will more often be found sitting on a rock drinking hot chocolate from a flask than traversing anything too perilous), and I have an unfortunate level of interest in folklorey things, photography, geology, historical architecture and muddy archeology - all of which are more than satisfied by living in the Peak District.

I'm hoping to really get this community moving again, perhaps including a load of stuff about up and coming events, folk gigs, festivals and meets and so on. I'm more than happy for this to be a place where members can advertise their gigs/skills/products/shops and whatnots, as long as it's all Middle England related! I've updated the info page which should give you a fairly good idea about what I'm thinking. Any suggestions are very welcome indeed - as are introductions.. I have no idea who everyone is out there! :)

Cat / das_ketzchen / yet another nick / New Mod Bod :)

Current Mood: excitedexcited
20 November 2005 @ 08:43 am
Hi Newbie here, (bob).
Spotted this community, and it seemed interesting.
Main interest in Peaks is climbing, walking and a bit of paddling
There you go that's enough about be, now back to info about Peak happenings.