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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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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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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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