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Winter snowdrops showing their little heads

Finally we had our first winter frost in Dovedale.

We awoke to a sparkly winter wonderland with miriads of snowdrops peeping out into the sunshine.

What a truly beautiful day. A mist lay in the valleys as all the hills around basked in the warmth of the sun which we have not felt for some time.

Summer walk along the Tissington and High Peak cycle trails

Never one to miss a ‘dry’ day – well dryish – Maisie and i met up some friends for a quick 4 mile potter along the Tissington trail. Despite being a little windy when we met up at Parsley Hay, the views were wonderful.

You can see righ across the High Peak and one benefit of all this rain is that i have never see the White Peak look so luscious and green.

The children brought bikes so whizzed up and down blasting through deep puddles and ending up covered in mud.

Our new puppy Miaise had a ball tearing around after them before realising she may have lost sight of her mum and dashing back.

We had a lovely gentle stroll, very easy walking from Parsley Hay to Hartington station with a quick loo stop and a little picnic on the benches before heading back 2 miles to the teashop and a bacon bap and hot chocolate. What more can a girl want???

Even Maisie seemed tired – well at least for an hour or so!

An evening walk along the Manifold Trail

What a lovely walk along the river last night! The river Manifold usually runs undeground at this time of year but with all the rain recently it is in full flow!

As we walked under Thors Cave the Peregrine Falcons were just coming back to roost so were flying up to the rocks calling out to each other

As Maisie and i walked down to Weags bridge some of the owls started to call to each other.

I’m not sure she knew quite what to make of them – she certainly stayed cllose to my side for a change, looking around nervously every time there was a twit twoo!

After 2 miles we turned back to Wetton Mill and headed home. We didnt see a soul so it was a wonderful evening ‘at one’ with nature!


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Glorious Sunny Weather In The Peak District

Summer is here at last, with wall to wall sunshine and temperatures in the mid 20′s!

The Peak District is such a wonderful place to be in summertime, whether you enjoy walking, cycling or simply finding a quiet spot for a picnic.

There are so many places to get away from the hubbub of modern life and although you may find the main roads busy, you’d be very surprised at just how easy it is to get complete peace and quiet.

If you’re after a really quiet walk, ask Nicky – she knows plenty of “off the beaten track” routes all over the Peak District.

Remember, we do bed and breakfast as well as self-catering, so whatever your preference for accommodation, we’ve got you covered!

The Old Vicarage, Wetton, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 2AF T: 07813 533249/01335 310296 E: