Derbyshire holidays

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Country diary: The earth is still moving under our feet | Ed Douglas
Cowms Moor, Derbyshire: Sudden landslips, cracks that become crevices – this landscape isn’t as settled as you might think

Ed Douglas

10, Feb, 2023 @5:30 AM

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Steam trains, sculpture and street food: fill your boots hiking Derby and the Derwent Valley
With its Unesco-protected mills, rolling dales and outstanding pubs, Derby is one of the Midlands’ most underrated cities

Sarah Baxter

22, Sep, 2022 @6:00 AM

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10 of UK’s best active rural holidays
Stay in a shepherd’s hut for the lambing season, try dry stone walling in the Peak District or go trekking with sheep or alpacas

Sarah Turner

24, Apr, 2022 @1:00 PM

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A great walk to a great pub: the Pack Horse, Hayfield, Peak District
Following in the footsteps of the mass trespassers who battled their way up Kinder Scout in 1932 – then raising a pint to them in the friendly local

Kevin Rushby

11, Feb, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Peace in the Peak District: walking the Limestone Way
Immerse yourself in a landscape of ancient tracks on a quiet trail created by locals to show off a gentler side of the region

Hugh Thomson

09, Jun, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Buxton Crescent review: the grand old spa and hotel comes back to life
It’s taken 17 years and £70m to restore this architectural gem on the edge of the Peak District to its former glory. Has it been worth the wait?

Kate Leahy

12, Oct, 2020 @5:30 AM

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Country diary: the west wind carries a note of change
Coombs Dale, Derbyshire: This fresh breeze has a keener edge than the warm fronts of summer

Ed Douglas

23, Aug, 2019 @4:30 AM

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A Whaley Bridge welcome: town eager for tourists to visit
After its dam drama, residents are now home in the Peak District town. It’s also reopening for visitors, and offers them great walking, cycling and fine fish-and-chips

Helen Pidd North of England editor

08, Aug, 2019 @12:43 PM

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Too posh to pitch? Easy bikepacking in the Peak District
To our writer’s delight, the tent is already up, the food sorted and route plotted on this new camping and cycling trip in the Peaks

Lucy Grewcock

16, Apr, 2019 @5:30 AM

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Country diary: iridescent beauties, pavilioned in splendour
Buxton, Derbyshire: The drake mandarin duck ranks among the Earth’s most beautiful birds

Mark Cocker

19, Mar, 2019 @5:30 AM

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Country diary: a lost village rises from the mud
Ladybower, Derbyshire: Low water levels in the reservoir have exposed the remains of drowned Derwent village

Ed Douglas

20, Nov, 2018 @5:30 AM

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The Coach House, Darley Abbey, Derby: B&B review
With its stylish, Scandi-tinted interiors, this B&B edges into hotel territory; an impression reinforced when gorging on its lavish breakfast

Rachel Dixon

30, Dec, 2017 @10:00 AM

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