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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

5 mins read
Derbyshire Life
March 2020

The village with many names

Mike Smith visits the ancient upland village of Youlgrave, which has its own very distinct character and atmosphere

5 mins read
Derbyshire Life
February 2020

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

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Derbyshire Life
February 2020

The Watermill

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

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Derbyshire Life
February 2020

On Toad Patrol

Paul Hobson joins the wildlife champions of Monyash who help ensure the continuation of a local species

4 mins read
Derbyshire Life
February 2020

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

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Derbyshire Life
February 2020

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’

4 mins read
Derbyshire Life
February 2020

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!

5 mins read
Derbyshire Life
February 2020

The Bishop of Derby

Nine months after she has returned to ‘the place that holds my heart’ Bishop Libby Lane talks to Pat Ashworth

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Derbyshire Life
February 2020

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

5 mins read
Derbyshire Life
February 2020

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

4 mins read
Derbyshire Life
February 2020

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

4 mins read
Derbyshire Life
January 2020

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

8 mins read
Derbyshire Life
January 2020

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

9 mins read
Derbyshire Life
January 2020

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

5 mins read
Derbyshire Life
January 2020

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

5 mins read
Derbyshire Life
January 2020

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

4 mins read
Derbyshire Life
January 2020

Friends along the way

Lynne Dixon talks to life coach and motivational speaker Saima Majid

6 mins read
Derbyshire Life
January 2020

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

5 mins read
Derbyshire Life
January 2020

County walk: Ladybower Reservoir

Welcome in the New Year with a waterside wander around Ladybower enjoying reflections aplenty along the way

4 mins read
Derbyshire Life
January 2020

2020 vision

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.

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Derbyshire Life
January 2020

Tuning Up

As we deck the halls and belt out Christmas carols, Peter Naldrett explores what this time of year means for Derbyshire’s brass bands

4 mins read
Derbyshire Life
December 2019

Buxton In Six Places

Mike Smith invites you to trace the history of the famous Derbyshire spa town by visiting six key locations

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Derbyshire Life
December 2019

‘Star Of Wonder'

As Tissington Hall prepares for its sixth Christmas opening, Pat Ashworth discovers what is in store for visitors

5 mins read
Derbyshire Life
December 2019

When Reindeer Roamed In Derbyshire

In the last ice age our landscape would have hosted these magnificent creatures. Paul Hobson writes

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Derbyshire Life
December 2019

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

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Derbyshire Life
December 2019

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.

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Derbyshire Life
December 2019

Love Belper – At Christmas

Deciding to stay local, Ashley Franklin seeks out the festive gems to be found in his nearest town

10 mins read
Derbyshire Life
December 2019

Bretby And The ‘Golden Pharaoh'

Peter Seddon unearths some Derbyshire links to the ‘Boy King’ Tutankhamun

6 mins read
Derbyshire Life
December 2019

‘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

6 mins read
Derbyshire Life
December 2019