Category: Midlands

Strelley Village and Hall, a Nottinghamshire Gem

A gentle stroll in the Nottinghamshire countryside is a peaceful haven away from the city. Sometimes a more local adventure can stir the imagination just as easily as one further afield, our walk through the fields and village of Strelley shows that we don’t have to travel too far in order to find a lovely setting hidden just off the main road. The whole of the Strelley Village area is steeped in history including the Monks stones, a 14th century route taken by Monks through the area, some of the monk’s way can still be walked today next to...

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Stanton Moor and the Nine Ladies in the Derbyshire Dales

The beautiful Derbyshire Dales are often overlooked in favour of the more dramatic Peak District area, both of which I frequent quite regular, in fact I spend more time hiking throughout various haunts in Derbyshire than in my own locality. Today I have chosen an old favourite, Stanton Moor, a stones throw away from the lovely quaint village of Birchover in the Derbyshire Dales. The first sight to greet me as I stroll along the moorland is the strangely shaped sandstone rock, nicknamed the Corkscrew for obvious reasons. A landmark on the moor which has had metal hand holds...

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The Peak District: beauty and history in the heart of Britain (video)

The Peak District is a most perfect getaway situated in the heart of Britain. Something for everybody. Historic homes, vast open countryside, towns and villages to suit every taste. Here is a BaldHiker video for Visit Britain that touches on and shows some of this splendour. The next time you are in Britain then a visit to the Peak District is something not to be missed I can assure...

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Hogsozzle: The perfect Glasto warm-up – Sun, music and hog

I’m standing in the middle of a sunny field. My head is bowed down in a crowd. A heavy bass-line thumps in time to my quickening heart beat. I scrabble around for a balloon filled of dry paint. Every time I think I see one, a burst of colour obliterates my vision. Yellow, orange, blue; by the time I raise my head to the sunshine I am a Pollock-esque masterpiece. I’ve just experienced the paint fight at Hogsozzle – an Indian Festival of Colours in a field near Stevenage. For those of you cursing your lack of ticket for...

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Lincoln – A Grand Jewel of Britain

I have been lucky enough over the last couple of days to explore and take in some of the great things to see and do in Lincolnshire. A gorgeous county situated in the East Midlands of England, where to start? Well of course Lincoln, the capital city. The history hits you as soon as you enter through the old city walls and into the old town with wonderfully kept architecture. Dwarfing all is the magnificent Cathedral. A masterpiece of architecture. The sheer size of Lincoln Cathedral is a sight to behold. Consecrated in 1092 after William the Conqueror had...

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Warwick Castle – Romantic, Historic, Interactive

Even the walk towards the entrance of this wonderful place fills you with wonder of what is to come. You step foot into the grounds outside the walls of Warwick Castle and main entrance to be pulled by sights in all directions. Oh my so much to see and do. Where first? First I should give a brief outline of the history. There is so much to learn whilst you are there. In the year 914, Ethelfleda, daughter of Alfred the Great, ordered a rampart to be built to protect Warwick settlement from the invading Danes. Over the next...

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