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...
A Walk Around Ilam (9 Miles)

A Walk Around Ilam (9 Miles)

For some reason, we decided it would be a good idea to do a 9-mile circular walk from the beautiful village of Ilam as our starting point. Ilam is pronounced ‘Eye lamb’ by the way and not ‘Ill am’ as I first thought. Such stupidity will get you...
Cycling the Tissington Trail

Cycling the Tissington Trail

The Tissington Trail is part of the National Cycle Network. It runs along a disused railway (as all the best do) built in 1899, that goes from Ashbourne to Buxton. We decided to hire a bike from Ashbourne Cycle hire. Our favourite mode of transport is the tandem. This...

Blowing The Cobwebs Away in Staffordshire

April 8th 2014 Today we decided to go for a good walk, to blow away the cobwebs and try to forget about all things slidy, slidy and holey holey 🙂 This was partially successful, in that we walked 6 miles in all, but unsuccessful in that our accountant rang us to talk...