Treasured Islands

When the advance copies of a new publication pop along in the post, the excitement is high as the box gets ripped open. It’s been months since I penned the last words of Treasured Islands and since then the editors and designers have been busy. So much time passes from the end of the writtenContinue reading “Treasured Islands”

National Coal Mining Museum

It’s time for another journey beneath the surface of Britain to discover another cracking day out for people of all ages. The National Coal Mining Museum, not far from junction 38 of the M1, is awesome place to go – not least because it’s free to get in and even the brilliant underground tour onlyContinue reading “National Coal Mining Museum”

Standedge Tunnel

Time for another blog about a day out underground, featured in my book that contains 50 great things to do beneath Britain. If you would like a signed copy for yourself, or a gift for somebody you don’t like, then please get in touch via my website and I’ll get one sent out. The PenninesContinue reading “Standedge Tunnel”

The Beatles Story

By Peter Naldrett, author of Days Out Underground. The anniversary of the iconic Abbey Road album has seen a surge in Beatles programming on the TV and radio this week. One of the best ways to get involved with Beatles history is to enjoy a trip to the stunning Beatles Story in Liverpool’s historic AlbertContinue reading “The Beatles Story”

Stockport Air Raid Shelters

Stockport Air Raid Shelters Days Out Underground. Some of the attractions in my Days Out Underground book are in out-of-the-way places, but not so the feature of Chapter 1 – this one is right in the middle of a big town. Stockport, near Manchester, has a secret beneath its streets. As shoppers pass by onContinue reading “Stockport Air Raid Shelters”

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 on a trip to the surfing heaven of the south west, the skies often don’tContinue reading “A Cornish Delight”

Two Tribes – Going Underground

Anybody living through the 1980s will vouch for what a scary time it was. The Cold War constantly raised the threat of nuclear Armageddon as Russia and the USA faced off, in a real-life and potentially deadlier version of Rocky IV. While western cinema audiences were rooting for Balboa to overcome the beast from theContinue reading “Two Tribes – Going Underground”

Going Underground! Treak Cliff Cavern

Although you might think the best sights to see in the Peak District are the hills, waterfalls and villages that dot many a landscape, the real gems are found beneath the surface – quite literally!   Castleton is a small village close to Kinder Scout and Mam Tor. It’s beyond Hope, as the local jokeContinue reading “Going Underground! Treak Cliff Cavern”