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Taking up the route from Cromford, Derbyshire Life investigates the delights of the valley through Belper to Milford and Makeney

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Friday, June 19, 2015
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Buxton’s latest plans look set to fulfil the 18th century aspirations of creating ‘a spa to rival Bath’

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015
In the factory

This deceptive hamlet 11 miles south-east of Buxton is home to one of the area’s largest employers

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Monday, June 15, 2015
Chatsworth Cascade and House  Photo: Chatsworth House Trust

Seek out these local beauty spots for an al fresco feast to remember

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Cromfords scenic pond

We begin the first of three ‘staycations’ on our doorstep – travelling down the Derwent Valley Heritage Site

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Events

Friday, June 26, 2015

Visit the Chatsworth Country Fair 4-6th September to witness a host of entertainment.

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Monday, June 15, 2015
Lemmings Theatre at Ashbourne Festival Photo: Lucy J Photography

This year’s festival takes places from 19th June to 5th July

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Thursday, June 11, 2015
Buxton Opera House  Photo: Pure Buxton

Buxton’s internationally-renowned celebration of opera, music and literature (10th-26th July 2015) promises an exciting programme of events, with visits from some of the world’s finest musicians, performers and authors

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Monday, June 1, 2015
Peak District Triathlon  Photo: Tim Waterworth Photography

A round-up of events in and around the county in June

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Monday, April 20, 2015
Chris George

Glossop Music Festival is set to take place from 24th to 27th June 2015

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Local People

Belper Art Group recently celebrated its 40th anniversary. Ashley Franklin pays them a visit

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Roger Kerry at home

Roger Kerry has a confession to make – he’s never actually been that good at golf. The South Derbyshire businessman celebrated his 75th birthday with a lavish party at the plush facilities at Branston Golf and Country Club, which he has developed into one of the best in the region - but he admits that he fell into the business rather than it ever being a driving ambition.

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Monday, June 22, 2015
Days Gone By Birdhouse

Self-taught carpenter Mike Durcan handcrafts his birdhouse follies from the sanctity of an award-winning shed in New Mills

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Friday, June 12, 2015
Martin Guptill celebrates after scoring 200 runs during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between New Zealand and the West Indies Photo: Hannah Peters/Getty Images

Derbyshire County Cricket Club welcomes back overseas player Martin Guptill

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Chris Theobald presents David Wheatcroft with a cheque raised by Derby College

SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association) is the oldest Armed Forces charity and has been operating in Derbyshire for over 120 years. Derbyshire Life visits the Belper branch

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Walks

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

A fascinating ramble starting in Cromford and ascending to Bonsall, famous for hen racing, UFO sightings, magical open gardens and much more!

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The duck pond at Hartington

Chosen years ago by Coronation Street scriptwriters as the perfect retirement home for Hilda Ogden, Hartington is a quaint little village surrounded by fabulous footpaths

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Monday, April 20, 2015
The duck pond at Tissington

Explore the countryside around Tissington, the pretty estate village tucked away amid rolling hills whose well dressing tradition is world renowned

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Friday, March 27, 2015
Woodland path

Only a couple of miles as the crow flies from the famous Crooked Spire, Linacre Reservoirs lie in rural tranquillity close to the pretty little village of Old Brampton on the outskirts of Chesterfield. Sally Mosley heads north east of the county for an ideal spring walk which its well worth revisiting at bluebell time

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Elvaston Castle

An oasis of charm and quirkiness, Sally Mosley finds that Elvaston Castle Country Park offers a maze of paths to explore. Add on a section of the Derwent Valley Heritage Way through riverside meadows for an interesting and easy winter wander

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Food & Drink

Friday, June 19, 2015

Clear skies and glorious sunshine made the idyllic surroundings of Losehill House Hotel and Spa near Hope seem more stunning than ever at Derbyshire Life’s latest luncheon

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Darley's, Darley Abbey Mills  Photo: Ashley Franklin

Tranquil riverside restaurants, stylish marina bars and quiet country hotels where you can watch the watery world float by

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Handmade dessert pots from Buxton Pudding Company

In search of a delicious picnic hamper, we take a culinary journey through the Peak’s larder of local produce

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The Royal Crown Derby 1750 Tea Room

There aren’t many things better than spending a summer afternoon in a tea shop or cafe

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Jams from Country Kitchen and Crafts at Matlock Market

A unique range of fresh, local produce can be found at our vibrant markets

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Homes & Gardens

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Just a few hundred yards from the shores of Carsington Water, Stainsborough Hall is an outstanding country home with a thriving holiday cottage business

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Stancliffe Hall

Sensitively refurbished to elegant standards, Stancliffe Hall comprises a 30 acre estate and fine country home with various commercial opportunities

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Georgian grandeur at The Kedleston Country House

Once an acclaimed local watering hole, the Kedleston Hotel has lain empty since 2010. As it prepares for its impressive re-emergence as the Kedleston Country House, we take a look around...

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Monday, April 20, 2015
Bramble Barn

The kitchen is the heart of the home and these five properties offer beautiful living and cooking spaces

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Monday, March 30, 2015
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Arts

Belper Art Group recently celebrated its 40th anniversary. Ashley Franklin pays them a visit

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Modern day Derby with the historic Silk Mill and Derby Cathedral

Maxwell Craven has been fighting to preserve Derby’s heritage for more than 30 years

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St John Street Gallery

View work from some of the area’s finest artists at these local galleries

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David Supper

Meet the local artist whose thought-provoking paintings are on view in Somercotes this month

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Friday, June 26, 2015
Ukrainian Cossacks Horse Stunt Show at Chatsworth Country Fair

Visit the Chatsworth Country Fair 4-6th September to witness a host of entertainment.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015
The Viceroy

The Viceroy serves fine authentic Indian and Pakistani cuisine with excellent service.

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Friday, May 22, 2015
The Castle Inn

The Castle Inn is an 18th Century Coaching inn, in the heart of Castle Donington which has been beautifully refurbished into a bar and grill. We here at The Castle are a family run organisation believing in good food, good ale and good company...

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Friday, May 15, 2015
Four Seasons

We’re more than just a Coffee Shop, whether its a quiet cup of coffee and slice of Home-made Cake, Full English Breakfast or one of our Daily Home-made Specials, its the perfect place to sit-back, relax and enjoy with family and friends. Located just three miles north of Derby City Centre in the prestigious Allestree Park Farm Shopping Centre with a variety of shops and free parking for up-to two hours...

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Rolls-Royce Phantom Hearse

A W Lymm introduce Rolls-Royce Phantom Hearse to its fleet.

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