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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

Northern Tea Merchants

Northern Tea Merchants are proud to source, hand-select and import the finest teas and coffees from all over the world, and they’ve been supplying them to customers throughout the UK for almost 100 years. From their wonderful shop in the market town of Chesterfield on the edge of the Peak District, they offer the very best teas and coffees ever to fill your cup.Northern Tea Merchants have always been passionate about caring for their suppliers all over the world, and the environments in which their products are grown. Here, Director James Pogson tells us all about the company's journey to become carbon-neutral and to help reverse the devastating effect of the deforestation he has seen on his travels. Northern Tea Merchants: Becoming Carbon Neutral I have seen...
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Please Don’t Feed Other People’s Horses!

These rather handsome ginger ears would like to bring you a simple but really important message: when you're out and about on your travels in the countryside, please don't feed a horse that doesn't belong to you! He'd like to tell you why, with a little help from his able human assistant... Please Don't Feed Other People's Horses! Yes we're irresistible, and yes we sometimes do a great job of looking sad and hungry, but after a tragic increase in horse and pony deaths over the past year, I thought it might be timely to share some information as to why us horses and other animals just can't process the ‘snacks’ that you often want to share with us, no matter how kind and well-meaning...
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Peak District Voices Mark Gwynne Jones

PsychicBread – Snow! (1930’s Peak District)

Mark Gwynne Jones & PsychicBread - Snow! (1930's Peak District) Snow!  See vintage footage of Peakland winters, set to a musical snow poem by Mark Gwynne Jones and PsychicBread. Film edit and concept by Andy Mckay. This is an extract from: Snow! - Chapter 2 of Voices From The Peak  'The fascinating quest of the poet Mark Gwynne Jones. An array of audio odysseys... and some marvellous Derbyshire reflections' Ann Treneman, The Times
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Peak District Voices Curlew Action

Saving the Song of the Curlew

Saving the Song of the Curlew The whole team at Let's Go Peak District loves curlews ... so much so that we incorporated the curlew into our logo! Their unforgettable, haunting call is the song of the Peak District moors, the herald of Spring after the long winter. And anyone who has ever stood and watched their elegant swoops over the heather and gritstone knows that it's a sight to enchant even the most indifferent heart. But curlew numbers are declining very quickly. In only the last 50 years around 65% of the population throughout England and Scotland has disappeared. The team at Let's Go Peak District feels strongly that the sight and sound of the curlew is something that we cannot afford to lose,...
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The Virtual London Marathon: Ladybower Adventures

The Virtual London Marathon: Ladybower Adventures   By Bethan Varney  The London Marathon is an iconic race, famous for its route around some of the capital’s most famous landmarks. It’s a fantastic race for so many reasons but this year of course things were just a little bit different. After the original April date was postponed to October it soon became apparent that the race was not going to be able to go ahead in its original format at all this year. This is where the Virtual London Marathon came into play, the organisers worked hard to ensure that we could all still take part safely and organised a fantastic virtual London Marathon event for runners from all over the world to be part of.  The...
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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!