Autumn is upon us. The days are getting shorter, the mornings crisper, winter coats are coming out of hibernation and best of all nature is putting on its best performance for us! Autumn is definitely my favourite time of year. It signals closing the curtains at half 6, cosy nights in, Halloween and of course the countdown to the “C” word. As a family we just love being outside and…

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As we only live an hour from the gorgeous Peak District National Park we have made it our mission to explore as much of the area as possible! I had read about Luds Church when researching day hikes and one weekend during the summer we decided the weather was just right for a lovely hike so off we went to find the geological wonder that is Luds Church. Luds Church…

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We woke up on Easter Sunday having received an very generous visit from the Easter Bunny. We had also been paid a visit by spring! Having had the worse weather over the past few weeks, the sun was finally shining so we decided last minute to make the hours drive to the Peak District National Park. I’m ashamed to admit that even though we have this gorgeous part of the…

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We are fortunate to live just an hour’s drive from the magnificent Peak District National Park. Famed for its outstanding natural beauty, green moors and dales, steep gorges, country estates and quaint pretty villages this truly is a breathtaking part of the world. One of our favourite places to visit is Matlock Bath. Nestled in a steep gorge alongside the River Derwent this spa town is located right on the…

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In May this year we had the pleasure of staying at the Swainswood Leisure Park and Spa. Located in the heart of the National Forest this country retreat is nestled in woodland just outside the market town of Ashby de la Zouch. Accommodation onsite is made up of two and three bedroom lodges. Most of the lodges have private hot tubs that are ready to use the minute you check…

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