Continuing from part one of the blog, i have been assisting a national broadcaster in producing a television programme on the Peak District national park. The five hundred and fifty five square miles of Britain’s first national park has a broad range of appeal. Millions of people visit the Peak District each year. It must be doing something right.
In part two of this blog series, we continued to travel through the limestone rich southern half of the Peak District. Covering areas such as Eyam, Stoney Middleton and Litton we had plenty of walking to do and hours of history to talk about as we passed the famous plague village of Eyam. Books have been written on Eyam and the plague. Eyam museum is a great resource to build your knowledge of this historic event and with the nearby National Trust cafe it appeals to families as well.
Another slice of history to learn is the importance of the Peak District in the industrial revolution. Many of the mill buildings fuelled by the power of the local river can be found. The shape and size of the windows are key in identifying these building. Long since adapted or destroyed, it is a part of history to bare in mind as you walk.
The small limestone valley of Ravensdale offers accessible walking in a scenic setting. The flora (flowers) in this area are rich in colour and in abundance in summer.
A refreshing alternative to my usual guiding of walking clients, fell and trail running, climbing and providing Duke of Edinburgh award support.
If you would like to hire me as your guide in the Peak District then please email or call me. I can build a day around your requirements.