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3 weeks ago

A late afternoon wandering around Chatsworth House, the Christmas Market and illuminated garden walk.
Bought a few Christmas pressies too 🙂
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A late afternoon wandering around Chatsworth House, the Christmas Market and illuminated garden walk.
Bought a few Christmas pressies too :-)

Autumn in Dimmingsdale.

A few photos from yesterday’s stroll in the woods 🍂🍁

#dimmingsdale #autumnvibes #fallvibes #churnetvalley #enjoystaffordshire #ig_staffordshire #lovewhereyoulive #visitbritain igers_staffordshire
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Autumn in Dimmingsdale.  A few photos from yesterday’s stroll in the woods 🍂🍁  #dimmingsdale #autumnvibes #fallvibes #churnetvalley #enjoystaffordshire #ig_staffordshire #lovewhereyoulive #visitbritain igers_staffordshire

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Stunning photos - lovely part of the world

Beautiful

Beautiful

Stunning ! 😊

2 months ago

Our handmade Halloween biscuits have just been delivered.
A little treat for our guests 😊

#altontowers #scarefest #bedandbreakfast #bookdirect
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Our handmade Halloween biscuits have just been delivered.
A little treat for our guests 😊  #altontowers #scarefest #bedandbreakfast #bookdirect

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They were amazing , thank you. Xx

A few more from our cycle from The Laurels to Ilam and back.
Fabulous scenery even on a very grey day
#peakdistrictnationalpark #peakdistrict #igers_staffordshire #bedandbreakfast #bookdirect #cyclinguk #ebike #ebikeadventures #ebikeowner
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A few more from our cycle from The Laurels to Ilam and back.
Fabulous scenery even on a very grey day
#peakdistrictnationalpark #peakdistrict #igers_staffordshire #bedandbreakfast #bookdirect #cyclinguk #ebike #ebikeadventures #ebikeowner

Illam Country Park. Always a treat to visit, even if it's so cloudy you can't see the top of Thorpe Cloud.
#illam #peakdistrictnationalpark #peakdistrict
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Illam Country Park. Always a treat to visit, even if its so cloudy you cant see the top of Thorpe Cloud.
#illam #peakdistrictnationalpark #peakdistrict
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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 matter....

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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, that too. Here's a...

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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...

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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...

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A Visit to Carsington Water
A Visit to Carsington Water

In keeping with my unhealthy interest in the weather, it struck me today that I wasn't sure where the term "Indian Summer" came from. I'd always imagined it was something to do with India and the fact the weather improved in September after the monsoons. But no,...

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The JCB Story
The JCB Story

The JCB Story Some of you may know that JCB (of yellow digger fame) are based just up the road from us. If you’ve driven to Alton Towers via Rocester, the chances are you’ve passed their World Headquarters – a huge shed-like building with very picturesque lakes out...

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