Between two summits
Mike Smith discovers superb accommodation and great places to eat and drink in the Blackbrook Valley between Eccles Pike and Chinley Churn
The village with many names
Mike Smith visits the ancient upland village of Youlgrave, which has its own very distinct character and atmosphere
Travelling the Limestone Way
Whether you are looking for a short afternoon ramble or a longer adventure involving overnight stays, there’s a Derbyshire footpath that’s right up your street. Peter Naldrett steps out onto our less well-known, long-distance footpath
The ancient village of Bradbourne, near Ashbourne, is mentioned in Domesday Book and its restored watermill is considered the oldest surviving in the county. Owners Sandy and David Potter have now turned it into luxury self-catering accommodation
On Toad Patrol
Paul Hobson joins the wildlife champions of Monyash who help ensure the continuation of a local species
Kinder's Dipwell Volunteers
Once a year Moors for the Future takes stock and monitors the depth of the water table on their restored moorland. Andrew Griffihs joins them to learn how their work on the hills can help prevent flooding in our towns and cities
Sweet taste of success
Catherine Roth meets two young local entrepreneurs who have taken the confectionery world by storm with premium chocolate that’s ‘better made’ and ‘better for you’
County walk: Alport Heights
This classic countryside walk, packed with outstanding views, is guaranteed to put a spring in your step and mud on your boots!
The Bishop of Derby
Nine months after she has returned to ‘the place that holds my heart’ Bishop Libby Lane talks to Pat Ashworth
A tale of two families
Mike Smith visits the winners of Derbyshire Historic Buildings Trust’s Deborah Devonshire Award, commended for their work on the Grade I listed Long Mill at Darley Abbey
Plants That Changed Our Lives The Potato
Despite originating in South America, this plant was the cause of the worst famine to occur in 19th century Europe
Turning a house into your HOME
Catherine Roth visits a typical 20th century detached house that has had a contemporary facelift to fit perfectly with the owner’s tastes and lifestyle
DUFFIELD a distinctive destination
Ashley Franklin reports on the life and atmosphere that a new wave of drinking and dining businesses has brought to the village
Belper man climbs to the top of the Service
David Marley meets Gavin Tomlinson – the first Derbyshire-born firefighter in living memory to have risen through every rank of the county’s Fire and Rescue Service to become its new chief fire officer
Straight to the sauce
In search of that authentic taste of Italy? You can’t do better than a Teresa Lambarelli Pasta Sauce. Catherine Roth visits her in Chesterfield
MOTHER Miller' ‘
John Wright uncovers the tale of Chesterfield’s Emma Miller, pioneer trade union organiser and suffragist who helped Australian women be first in the world to win the right to vote
Sense of Place
One of the much-disputed claims to the inspirational role played by Derbyshire’s landscape has always been with regard to an Edwardian children’s novel. Matthew Corrigan makes an unassailable case for the true home of The Railway Children
Friends along the way
Lynne Dixon talks to life coach and motivational speaker Saima Majid
Derbyshire's Hidden Gem
Mike Smith takes the old Roman Road from Derby to Chesterfield to explore Higham, set on the narrow sandstone ridge above the Amber Valley
County walk: Ladybower Reservoir
Welcome in the New Year with a waterside wander around Ladybower enjoying reflections aplenty along the way
Twenty-twenty vision indicates perfect sight. And for 2020 we celebrate 20 perfect Derbyshire vistas to enjoy across the year in a county of extraordinary diversity. Some of them are found in nature – in woodlands, on hilltops and escarpments or down in the dales.
As we deck the halls and belt out Christmas carols, Peter Naldrett explores what this time of year means for Derbyshire’s brass bands
Buxton In Six Places
Mike Smith invites you to trace the history of the famous Derbyshire spa town by visiting six key locations
‘Star Of Wonder'
As Tissington Hall prepares for its sixth Christmas opening, Pat Ashworth discovers what is in store for visitors
When Reindeer Roamed In Derbyshire
In the last ice age our landscape would have hosted these magnificent creatures. Paul Hobson writes
Deck The Halls
Derbyshire is fortunate to have many stunning historic houses where the festive season can truly come alive. Here is a round-up of what they have planned for this Christmas
Peak Landscapes: ‘You Can See Minninglow From Here'
John Barnatt led countless guided walks during his nearly 30 years as senior survey archaeologist for the Peak District National Park Authority, attracting a loyal band of archaeological ‘groupies’ in the process.
Love Belper – At Christmas
Deciding to stay local, Ashley Franklin seeks out the festive gems to be found in his nearest town
Bretby And The ‘Golden Pharaoh'
Peter Seddon unearths some Derbyshire links to the ‘Boy King’ Tutankhamun
‘A Merry Christmas To Everybody! A Happy New Year To All The World!'
Nigel Powlson talks to the director and the star of Derby Theatre’s Christmas show – Dickens’ A Christmas Carol