The Peak District – The Roaches Explored, Part Two

The Peak District - The Roaches Explored, Part Two

This is the last of the current videos in this mini series on the Peak District. There is so much to see, I will return. In this episode, Kevin Hall, Sue Blount and myself clambour up another hill and craggy rock face that makes up the famous area in Staffordshire called The Roaches. If you […]

The Peak District – Exploring the Roaches – Part One

The Peak District - Exploring the Roaches - Part One

As part of my exploration of the wonderful Peak District, Kevin Hall and Sue Blount have taken me to an area in Staffordshire called The Roaches. The Roaches (from the French les roches – the rocks) is a prominent rocky ridge above Leek and Tittesworth Reservoir in the Peak District of England. The ridge with […]

The Peak District – Lud’s Church Explored

The Peak District - Lud's Church Explored

This is part two of a walk from Gradbach Mill to Lud’s Church in the Peak District. If you missed the first part, do go back and enjoy that. We have arrived at this remarkable feature in the Satffordshire landscape. ud’s Church (sometimes written as Ludchurch) is a deep chasm penetrating the Millstone Grit bedrock […]

The Peak District – Flash, the highest Village in Great Britain

The Peak District - Flash, the highest Village in Great Britian

Continuing my exploration of the Peak District. Today I am in Flash, a village within the Staffordshire Moorlands, England, and the Peak District National Park. It is currently the highest recognised village in the United Kingdom. At 1,519 feet above sea level, Flash claims to be the highest village in Great Britain. In 2007 the […]

The Peak District – Cromford and the Arkwright Mills

The Peak District - Cromford and the Arkwright Mills

As part of my mini series of videos exploring the Peak District, Kevin Hall and I have come to Cromford in Derbyshire. We are joined by Sue Blount who wishes to take us to Sir Richard Arkwaright’s famous mills and the original workers cottages in North Street where weavers lived and had looms in the […]

A Look Round The Papplewick Pumping Station

A Look Round The Papplewick Pumping Station

Today I am visiting the Papplewick Pumping Station in Nottinghamshire. Ashley Smart is the manager and takes me round to explore the Victorian Utility building – and what a building! Papplewick Pumping Station, situated in open agricultural land approximately 3 miles by road from the Nottinghamshire village of Papplewick, was built by Nottingham Corporation Water […]