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Hathersage Swimming Pool / Lido 2011 Opening Times

Hathersage outdoor swimming pool / lido in the Peak District is a great place for a splash around, even when the weather's not perfect since it's heated to a balmy 29C. Because the people of Hathersage understandably don't want to give up their pool to the village's many visitors all the time, there are some season-ticket holder only sessions, which makes the opening hours a bit unpredictable. When I first created this post, I couldn't find the opening times elsewhere on the web, so here's a photo of the sign outside the pool. [Update: They ...

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Peak District Walks Accessible by Bus & Train

A friend recently asked me about walking routes in the Peak District that can be reached by public transport. There's some great walks easily accessible by bus or train in the Peaks. You'll need a 1:25000 OS map of the Dark Peak area (OL1 Explorer Map) to follow these rough suggestions. Bing Maps do Ordnance Survey views of certain areas too -- just search for eg. Hathersage and click the Ordnance Survey Map link in the top-left corner. Train from Sheffield or Manchester into the Peak District Train to Edale - Walk north-west up Grindsbrook Clough to the Kinder ...

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Camping near the Roaches in the Peak District

Taking advantage of the fine weather last weekend, we had an impromptu camping trip to the Roaches in the Peak District near Leek, Staffordshire. The Roaches are a grit stone ridge on the high ground south of Buxton and are great for single pitch trad climbing and bouldering. There's a few multi-pitch routes on nearby Hen Cloud too. Our trad climbing skills are a bit rusty and the bouldering mat wouldn't fit in the car with all the camping gear and passengers, so we entertained ourselves with a walk along the Roaches down to natural chasm Lud's ...

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36 Recommended Things To Do in the Peak District

Having spent a lot of time in the Peak District over the last 10 years, and being asked for recommendations from time to time, I've made this list of suggested Peak District activities. I haven't tried to be exhaustive, but instead focus on things I have enjoyed or that are on my own to-do list. More activities are listed for the northern half of the Peak District, "Dark Peak", so named for its dark gritstone and moorland landscape, as opposed to the more southerly limestone and green hills of White Peak. This is simply because I've spent ...

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Planning a Wedding at Townfield Barn, Shatton

We recently had our wedding reception at the rustic but beautiful Townfield Barn in the Peak District's Hope Valley. In a stunning setting, it's a great venue that can be completely personalised to whatever you want, but does involve a fair amount of effort to make the logistics work. It'd be much easier to do second time around with the benefit of experience, and since we're not planning that, we thought we'd put some thoughts online below in case they're useful for other couples getting married at Townfield Barn in future. Contents Space | Catering ...

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