Blogs from Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe - page 7


Europe » United Kingdom » England » Derbyshire » Edale July 4th 2010

One of the best things about the UK is how easy it is to get out of London and spend a weekend in the great outdoors. If I'm not hiking through a national park at least once a month I start to feel a little enclosed. The national parks here are fantastic and vary so much depending on which part of the UK you end up in. I never thought I'd get such a lift from spending hours walking up and down hills, (ok I still prefer the down), but the views are amazing no matter what the English weather throws at you. If the sun is out it's a miracle and if it's overcast you get amazing skies, the heavy rain is not so much fun, but gortex solves anything and there is usually a ... read more
the gang
me again
stone walls

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Derbyshire June 21st 2010

When the sun is out, England shines, and the Peak district with the breathtaking landscapes and historical heritage is one of my favourite places to be. We stayed in a beautiful inn, the Norfolk Arms in Ringinglow on the northern edge of the Peak National Park, with local ales to enjoy in the evening and full english breakfasts to start the day, I was happy regardless of the weather. We spent the days walking through the countryside and villages, taking in the spectacular scenery. The days are long at the moment, something you miss living in Australia, with the sun setting at around 10pm we could take our time on some lovely long walks. This area is very popular with mountain bikers and rock climbers as its right next to Stanage Edge () and we had ... read more
Sharon decides to have lamb for dinner
The solitude of an evening walk
The Norfolk Arms, our hotel

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Derbyshire » Derby June 15th 2010

Torsdag d. 10/6 Mariam ankom til London kl. 15 og vi tog sammen toget til Derby. Vi gik rundt der et par timer, fik noget mad og ventede på at John kom. Omkring 19.30 mødte vi John og kørte ud til Donnington Park, hvor Download bliver holdt. Vi var heldige og fik plads til vores telte i Black Camp som var forholdsvis tæt på scenerne. Download er bygger op med camps opkaldt efter forskellige farver, The village, som er boder og forlystelser og så Arenaen som er scene området. Fredag d. 11/6 Vi startede med at se Unearth, et metal band der efter min smag var lidt for meget skrigeri, og lidt ligegydligt. Bagefter så vi Anathema som spillede mere melodisk dystert musik og var faktisk ok fedt. Så så vi Killswitch Engage, jeg kendte dem ... read more
mig og John
Mariam og mig

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Derbyshire » Matlock May 6th 2010

Home last weekend to see my parents, a friend and to purposely walk through the bluebell woods in my memory. In the morning, my mother and I picked the flowers from her garden, chose the route and set off for the grave of my grandparents, across the fields, through the wood gathering past and present. On the way, I stopped at the old house of my granddad and looked over the fence knowing that the uncle I had not seen for 30 years now lived in it. My uncle came out and shouted to me whilst my mother was picking grape hyacinths on the bank, just out of his view. “ hello love, can I help you? Are you looking at the garden?” and I said, “no, I’m just looking”. (at the smallness of it all) ... read more
fish  eye and me
mother waiting

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Derbyshire » Derby March 28th 2010

Well today i thought was a good day to start my blog. This is the day i have been planning for probably around 3 years.... You see i missed out on the backpacking when i was in my early 20's - my own fault really.. having a boyfriend etc but now glad i did, I am 33 years old (in 2 weeks) and on the 28th Nov 2010 - i am doing the most spontaneous event i have ever done... i am quitting my job and taking a trip around the world for 3 months... For the past couple of months i have scanned the internet on destination advice, read blogs, quoting fares, pricing up hostels etc etc to build up my courage and confidence for today - the day i book my flights !! I ... read more


Europe » United Kingdom » England » Derbyshire February 7th 2010

Hello to anyone who might want to read this. I shall be travelling around Africa, India, and South East Asia for the forseeable future so I've decided to write a blog partly for myself as a record and partly for anyone who would like to take an interest in my whereabouts and what I've been doing. Tomorrow evening I fly out to Cairo so stay with my old housemate Tom for the first step of the tour. I'm very excited but slightly nervous as I'm convinced that there is some major task of fundamental importance which I have yet to complete, but I've no idea what it is so screw it. I'm going to bed.... read more

Hartington - Peak District 20th - 22nd November, 2009 The English countryside is beautiful even when it is raining! It's always nice to get out of London and even when it is starting to get cold and wintry, the hostels are always warm and toasty. We found a great hostel in the Peak District in the village of Hartington called Hartington Hall. Hartington Hall is a manor house and was certainly very grand. It was very cosy with log fires in its own bar and dining area. We also made use of the self-catering kitchen which was in a separate building (once a barn) next to the lambs, goats and chooks. The rain did come down but we still ventured out of the hostel for a wander through the nearby hills. Lots of farmland surrounding the ... read more
Beautiful Autumn Colours - View From Room at Hartington Hall Youth Hostel
Hartington Village
Hartington Hall Youth Hostel

What can I say about the contrast of a city in China with a population nearly 17 million, my hometown in China with a population of 6.2 million, a walk with 2 great friends across stanedge edge in gale force winds with changing weather at the speed of light and a rainbow stretching across the entire expanse of the horizon and London? Four fantastic places, 3 chinese dogs, and 6 fantastic friends from 2 continents all within one week. Suzhou, Shanghai, Stanedge and London - it's messing with my head. ... read more
then it's sunning
then there it is
janey under the rainbow

Erik's verjaardag en we hebben hem heel de dag door gevierd vanaf 2u00 s'nachts!!! Om 5u30 moesten we in-treinen in Calais, gelukkig op de Eurotunnel en geen boot.... Een nieuw avontuur stond te trappelen om te beginnen en Enya wou er ook deel aan nemen. Erik was al enkele dagen gewoon hyper, zo hard aan het uitkijken om zijn derde thuis te bezoeken. Om 10u30 stonden we al op de camping in Hathersage en niet veel later hingen we aan de rotsen in Stanage Plantation. 's Avonds vierden we het met een minder goed etentje in the Fox House Inn. De vorige keer was het subliem, nu echter abominabel. Spijtig! We zijn de komende 4 dagen klimmekes gaan doen in: Bamford, Burbage North en Higgar Tor. Verschillende hele mooie routjes gedaan, en enkele mindere. Erik deed ... read more
Vader en dochter, toch mooi !!!
Wie is wie in deze legende ....

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Derbyshire » Chesterfield September 4th 2009

Since coming to England I have wanted to see the location where the movie Pride and Prejudice was filmed and it is located in the Peak district which I have also wanted to see. It wasn’t until my last week in England that I had a chance to plan a trip up to Chatsworth house to see it. The reason it took so long for me to go is that it kind of takes a bit of work to get there. First I took a train to Chesterfield. Once in Chesterfield I had to find further transportation to Chatsworth. The bus I needed to take to the next town over didn’t leave for about an hour so I walked around the town and saw the flea market set up in the middle square. People were selling ... read more
Sign to Chatsworth
Chatsworth Gate
Houses in Baslow

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