We have so many wonderful old houses and buildings and gardens to explore in The Peak District. Haddon Hall is an old Tudor Manor with beautiful terraced gardens overlooking fine countryside. It is being restored currently for the owners Lord and Lady Edward Manners and family to move back in after 200 years.
Haddon Hall has featured in films such as Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre and is just 3 miles from Chatsworth House.
When we visited there were activities for children of all ages including archery on the lawn, live music in the main hall and story telling for children...
This year John and I visited several local villages at the end of August and beginning of September and saw some amazing creativity in the Well Dressings. They run from May/June up to mid September each year at different locations. Some celebrate with a carnival procession such as Tideswell at the end of June and there are often activities during the week of display for families and visitors in many of the smaller villages.
People of all ages come together to work on the projects.
Designed and built by local people each year using flowers, seeds, petals, wood, coal, feat...
Fabulous tasting at this year's Tideswell Food festival on Saturday 30 April . 4 seasons of weather in a day, but local traders and visitors to Tideswell enjoyed the day. Local Community Choir singing, Tideswell Male Voice choir and a band were providing entertainment throughout the village.
This year John helped in Tideswell's Community Garden and our motorsport awnings were suitably dressed for the occasion with carrots and peas.
Christmas is a special time to be away with family in a cosy cottage with a real Christmas tree, scents of oranges and spices and gathering round a roaring log fire after your Christmas dinner playing a board game together.
Our ever popular welcome hamper includes a hand made decorated and iced Christmas cake from the local Bakery Tindalls.
Tideswell Arts Festival starts this week and features Christopher Ellis, the talented pianist who plays for The Tideswell Male Voice Choir with Erin Alexander and Carol Ann Duffy, the only female poet laureate. and Tideswell Band.. see website below for further details of concerts and how to book tickets.
Thank you Bernard and Rob for working with us to create an important part of our new adventure in our lives!
Amazing photography of exterior of house and internal photos of our holiday house The Cornerhouse in Tideswell, taken by Bernard O'Sullivan from Inside Out Photography in Manchester and whom we met through a dogwalker friend in Tideswell. Bernard's photos formed part of our new website www.thecornerhousetideswell.co.uk designed by our son Rob Turton, of RobTurton Design, a final year Furniture and Product Design student at NTU .
See Bernard's website with detailed photography of...
We drove over to Monsal Head instead of Buxton to watch Stage 6 of The AVIVA 2015 Tour of Britain cycling race through the Peak District. What a beautiful place to wait for race leaders in the sunshine today. Views from the carpark at Monsal Head looking down over Monsal Trail cycle route which passes close to Tideswell.
The Police motorcycle escorts came from as far as Devon and Wales and were at a loss for directions for alternative routes for drivers looking to get round planned route.
Leaders speeding through Monsal Head ... gone in a flash after waiting an h...