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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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Drone Footage of The Roaches
Drone Footage of The Roaches

Given that absolutely nothing is happening at The Laurels, in respect of fixing things that is, and that the weather was dry and warmish, we decided to take a trip to The Roaches. This isn't, as you may suspect, some hideous place where six-legged insects inhabit the...

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Well Dressing

When I was first told about well dressing, I imagined a group of immaculately groomed lovies in suits and frocks. As it turns out, well dressing is pretty much as it sounds - dressing up wells. Just up the road from us is the picture-postcard village of Tissington...

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Fantasy Wire Fairies – Wish Maker

Those of you who've stayed with us already will probably have noticed the beautiful sculpture that greets you, on your way to reception. What you won't have seen, of course, is how she's actually made. During lockdown, thanks to COVID-19 we've spent a lot of time...

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Kingfishers and the Caldon Canal
Kingfishers and the Caldon Canal

This sounds like a bit of a QI question, but did you know Kingfisher feathers are actually brown in colour and not blue? Their vivid colour is actually iridescence, not pigment – the pigment is brown. Interference between different wavelengths of light reflected from...

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Alton Towers Roller Coaster Restaurant Review
Alton Towers Roller Coaster Restaurant Review

Dining With a Twist You may well have been unfortunate enough to see the odd (in many ways) video of people trying to eat and drink on a roller coaster, or the Big Dipper as us oldies used to call it. These things rarely, if ever ended well, usually resulting in the...

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A History of Oakamoor & The Churnet Valley
A History of Oakamoor & The Churnet Valley

ARCHAEOLOGICAL INTEREST AND EARLY DEVELOPMENT The Churnet Valley has a long history of industrialisation and exploitation of local minerals. Local supplies of iron ore (mined from the area to the north-west of Oakamoor), charcoal (from the immediate wooded hills and...

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