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.

North of the Wall…

  My home is close to the Peak District, so a drive to the north coast of Scotland is a long undertaking. Last week I made the trip up to the Scottish coast road that runs across the top of … Continue reading

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A Cornish Delight

As the weather improves, more sunshine hours cheer us up and we start thinking about our holidays, many of us will be booking an annual trip to Cornwall – myself included! While we may hope for the best possible weather … Continue reading

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Subterranean Peak District Gems

I enjoyed a return to Treak Cliff Cavern this week, a gem of the Peak District where you can literally see gems underground. Never one to tire of the fossils and Blue John stone within the cavern walls, I always … Continue reading

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Murky History Beneath Edinburgh

On the rare occasions I get invited into a radio studio to do an interview, I’m never at my most comfortable. For a start, I’m not very good talking about myself and I’m so wholly focused on not making a … Continue reading

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World Book Day Reflections

I always love World Book Day. This one I loved more than usual. There’s something joyous about walking to school and spotting kids in different outfits, trying to work out what they’ve come as. Exceptional costumes need not break the … Continue reading

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The Rare Witch Project

Strange discoveries involving witchcraft and superstition have been made, deep inside a cave on the rural border between Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. In the underground spaces at Creswell Crags, walls covered in markings were spotted by experts late last year and … Continue reading

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You Need Some Bounce!

Deep beneath a Welsh mountain, in cavernous spaces where workers once mined slate, there is a world of extreme adventure awaiting fun-seeking couples and families. Whether you fancy a gravity-defying hour bouncing beneath the Welsh landscape or an action-packed afternoon … Continue reading

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