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Despite the dark deeds and controversies in its past, this area is now one of our most beautiful, tranquil and best-loved beauty spots

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Helen Moat reveals the best local spots to discover the stress-relieving and mood-enhancing benefits of immersing yourself in nature.

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Peak District

Meet the traders who make stopping off to shop, browse and eat here an absolute delight

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Ashbourne

Everything from the ‘quiet picturesque hamlet’ once known as Toad Hole to a gold award-winning holiday resort can be found just off the busy A6 near Matlock.

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Pin Cushion – the award-winning debut feature film from local director Deborah Haywood is on release in UK cinemas from 13th July. Nigel Powlson went on location while they were filming

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Looking for somewhere new to explore this weekend? Why not follow Mike Smith to the unspoiled villages of the Dane Valley.

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Peak District

Once a town of ‘pits and pots’ Swadlincote is moving forward with a revitalised town centre and the green glory of the National Forest.

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Peter Seddon drinks in details of the county’s watery past at Youlgrave’s fountain.

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The designer of the Best Show Garden at last year’s inaugural RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, Paul Hervey-Brookes, takes us behind the scenes with a look at his garden for this year’s show.

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How has the town fared since winning Best Market Town and High Street awards in 2014? Ashley Franklin talks to the people behind its success

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Mike Smith journeys to Holmesfield, an ancient manor on the hills south-west of Sheffield

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75 years ago Derbyshire became a practice site for World War Two’s most daring flying raid. Viv Micklefield travels to the Upper Derwent Valley, for many the spiritual home of the legendary Dambusters

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The South-Derbyshire village of Kings Newton is one of the county’s most charming small settlements. Nestled alongside its larger neighbour Melbourne, protected from mainstream traffic, it commands the epithet ‘backwater’ in the most positive sense – a quaint and peaceful haven replete with fine architecture and a timeless air rendering it almost a ‘best-kept secret’.

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Robert Vernon (snr) of The Bluebell Arboretum and Nursery at Smisby writes about the Prunus x ‘Kanzan’ flourishing in Smisby churchyard and, no doubt, in many other sites around Derbyshire

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Spending a day in Bakewell

Friday, April 13, 2018

Ashley Franklin discovers a day just isn’t long enough when you’re planning to visit the Ancient Capital of the Peak

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Bakewell

Mike Smith visits an intriguing location on the White Peak plateau

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White Peak

Chatsworth reopened in March having completed a 10-year programme of restoration and conservation that sees it restored to its full glory, inside and out. Pat Ashworth reports on the opening exhibition that reveals how the work has taken place

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Chatsworth

10 top Peak District hill climbs

Friday, March 16, 2018

Experienced walker and author of several Peak District books, Peter Naldrett selects his ten favourite hill climbs

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Peak District

Mike Smith describes the hidden side of the village as well as the better-known settlement alongside the A623 in this picturesque area in the heart of the Peak District.

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Buxton Museum & Art Gallery’s new attraction and digital experience gathers together the museum’s collection of 1,200 Peak District artefacts, collected over 125 years, Mike Smith chooses his top seven

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Buxton
 
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