Into The Woods At Crich

Having spent the morning riding the old trams up and down through the little village at the Crich Tramway Museum, we decided to do something different in the afternoon and go into the woods. An old fashioned tram took us right to the end of the line. We hopped off, had a look at some mining…

Trams Galore At Crich

Now long gone from loads of places, trams once were one of the world’s most popular forms of urban transport. We are lucky enough to have trams in our city and use them regularly. They are sleek, modern and a great way to travel but are nothing like the beauties we saw at Crich in Derbyshire. We spent…

Cycling The Longdendale Trail

A chilly but bright Saturday, we decided to pack up our bikes, drive into the Derbyshire countryside and cycle along the Longdendale Trail, a 7 mile cycle track which was once an old railway line. A safe off-road cycle combined with lovely views sounded just the thing. The trail is part of the Trans Pennine…

Narnia at Chatsworth

The day before Christmas Eve we ventured out to Derbyshire to visit Chatsworth House, known as the “Palace of the Peaks”, arguably England’s most handsome country house and ancestral home of the Dukes of Devonshire. The house is stuffed with extraordinary history and the 30 odd rooms are stuffed with one of Europe’s most significant…