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Peak District Voices

Peak District Voices

The Peak District National Park is a truly inspiring place, and the tales told by the area’s people are every bit as varied, intriguing and wonderful as the landscape. Our Peak District Voices page is a platform for fascinating stories from every corner of the Peak District, told by the people who know the place best. Here you’ll find the accounts of artists, writers, designers, sheep farmers, runners, social historians and fishermen, to name but a few. Their experiences are all different, but tied together by a passion for this beautiful place that inspires them every day.

 

Peak District Voices Carina Humberstone

Cycling in the Peak District

Cycling in the Peak District Buxton-based Carina Humberstone has been encouraging others to explore the great outdoors for over 30 years and loves nothing more than riding her bike through the British countryside. She is a qualified bike leader and a member of her local mountain rescue team. Carina is the author of 'Scenic Cycling in the Peak District', a guide containing details of 19 beautiful circular cycling routes in the southern and central Peak District. She was keen to tell us more about her favourite places to explore by bike in our national park... Cycling has benefits for both mental and physical health and cycling through the rural landscapes of the Peak District has added bonuses. Just being outside can boost our mood but...
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trundl-ing For Good!

trundl-ing For Good! We are delighted to welcome social entrepreneur Hilary Mines to talk about her innovative and unique walking app, trundl, which turns your everyday walks into donations to UK charities! Hil's story is an inspiring tale of overcoming personal challenges to create a force for social good. © Fiona Bailey Photography For three decades Hil, the founder of trundl, a unique UK walking for charity app, has lived near the Peak District and enjoyed many hours exploring its natural beauty. However, in her late forties, circumstances changed dramatically. Not only did she require urgent surgery on a compressed spinal cord, in 2021 she learned that her painful legs were a sign of undiagnosed hip-dysplasia. Finding herself thus unable to walk long distances quite literally changed her...
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Guide to Camping in the Peak District

Camping in the Peak District is an ideal place to start if you’ve never camped before. The region’s varied terrain offers something for every camper, and there are some excellent campsites dotted around the area. But what do you need to consider when planning your trip? We’ve put together this guide to help make sure your experience is as enjoyable as possible. A Guide to Camping in the Peak District The Peak District is an ideal place to start if you’ve never camped before. The region’s varied terrain offers something for every camper, and some excellent campsites are dotted around the area. But what do you need to consider when planning your trip? We’ve put together this guide to help make sure your experience is...
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Peak District Road Trip

Let's Go Peak District is well known for its popular walking routes all over the beautiful Peak District National Park, but now we're delighted to have teamed up with Retro Mini Hire to bring you a classic Peak District Road Trip route as well, allowing you to discover the highlights of the area on a self-drive tour. With Retro Mini Hire you can hire a classic, iconic Mini Cooper and set off on a trip packed with character, charm and nostalgia, driving her around all the must-see spots. Hit the road! On this carefully-curated Peak District road trip, you can start and end at any point to suit you on the circular route. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and pretty villages and towns as you travel,...
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Aqueduct Cottage: An Extraordinary Rescue

This is a tale of an extraordinary rescue. It's the story of how a pretty lock-keeper's cottage on the Cromford Canal fell into ruin, how a group of villagers raised enough money to outbid the developers who wanted to buy it, and how a small team of volunteers turned out every week for more than 3 years, working in all weathers, to bring this historic building out of the woods and back into the sunshine where it belongs. It's also the story of how anyone can save something they value if they have the determination ... and if they make a promise that they want to keep. Out of the Dark Woods The quiet towpath of the Cromford Canal is a peaceful place. Beside it...
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Let’s Hear Your Peak District Voice!

If you would like to contribute a ‘Peak District Voice’ please get in touch with us via one of our social media channels in the first instance. We think sharing is caring, so every Peak District Voice is shared to our large and engaged Facebook audience [Let’s Go Peak District Facebook] which means that a post sharing a link to your content goes on to be liked and shared widely by our followers. What do we want in return? Just a link back to Let’s Go Peak District from your blog or website. That’s it!