Author Archives: peternaldrett

About peternaldrett

I'm a writer who contributes to newspapers and magazines on a regular basis and has also published several outdoor guides to the Peaks, Lakes and Yorkshire Dales. I write educational material for multiple publishers and have just finished writing my first book for Bloomsbury - out in 2019. My new Peak District Year Round Walks is out now.

Going Underground!

People have always been fascinated by what lies beneath their feet. It was in 1864 that Jules Verne wrote about a Journey to the Centre of the Earth and that creative tale, which sees an explorer descending down an Icelandic … Continue reading

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Falling in Love With Autumn

As the days grow shorter and temperature edges towards the chillier end of the spectrum, the criteria for those looking for a decent walk in the countryside changes. Gone are the long, idyllic summer evenings where you can head out … Continue reading

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Baking in Bakewell

Britain is in the grip of a heatwave at the time of writing, with sweltering temperatures triggering sales of ice cream, beer and BBQs. Summer is well and truly here, and there’s no sign of any rain until the school … Continue reading

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Summer in Dovedale

  We’re moving forward to another season, and so there’s the opportunity to try out five great walks in my new Peak District Year Round Walks Book. We’ve already enjoyed spring and the chances of a bluebell walks that it … Continue reading

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Langsett – it’s on the level

Not everybody wants to head up to the highest hills when they go out for a walk at the weekend or on one of our wonderful summer evenings. In my new guide to the best things to do in the … Continue reading

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Niagara Falls – Worth the Hype?

  It’s not even all that big, they told me. Hardly the most impressive natural sight you’ll see. A bit of a cross between Las Vegas and Blackpool. Don’t get too excited. Having breathed in all the advice before my … Continue reading

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Spring into a bluebell walk!

Spring is finally here! In the Peak District, patches of snow are still lingering about but the bulbs are making headway as they push on through the remnants of winter. We’ll soon be arriving at one of the most joyful … Continue reading

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