Walking The Monsal Trail and Chee Dale

Walking The Monsal Trail and Chee Dale

 Where to Park We started our walk from the Miller’s Dale car park. ///serves.vibrate.ribcage If you use the postcode you’ll end up in the wrong place, so we always like to use what3words, a fabulously simple navigator that will take you to any spot on...
Cycling Near The Roaches in Staffordshire

Cycling Near The Roaches in Staffordshire

Most of our cycling routes are easily manageable, but this one is a bit more extreme. Suited mostly to those nutters that can cycle up 40 degree muddy slopes and down hills at serious speed. If that sounds like you. Read on! As per the ViewRanger map above, we parked...
Cycling The Manifold Valley

Cycling The Manifold Valley

Where is the Manifold Way? If you have your own bikes, the best place to park is in the Peak District Waterhouses Car Park. This is just behind Ye Olde Crown Hotel on the A523. If you use the what3words app, you can’t fail to find it, or anything else for that...
David Walliams Gangsta Granny Ride

David Walliams Gangsta Granny Ride

2021 sees the long-awaited opening of the Gangsta Granny ride at Alton Towers. This ride is based on the best selling book by David Walliams, he of “I’m a lady!” fame, swimming down the Thames and a bunch of other stuff. Oh, I forgot X Factor. Yeah,...
Walking Staffordshire – The Churnet Valley

Walking Staffordshire – The Churnet Valley

In the mistaken belief that things would probably be a lot drier in the woods, we decided to venture up Cotton Dell – a delightful wooded valley between the mayhem of Alton Towers and the tranquillity of Oakamoor. We were probably still a week or two away from the...
Staffordshire Walks – Oakamoor & Whiston

Staffordshire Walks – Oakamoor & Whiston

The beauty of living where we are is the ability to walk in any direction, from our front door, and find ourselves in fantastic countryside. If you use the brilliant (and usually free) ViewRanger phone app, you can follow the route from here.  Just across the road...