The destination celebrates 40 years of cable car flights and 50 years since the current owners took over the stewardship of the hilltop estate, restoring the woodland path network, reopening and enhancing the cavern tours and adding the award-winning facilities, exhibitions and attractions that modern day visitors have come to enjoy. Joanna Brown, a relative of Benjamin Bryan, the Victorian owner of the Heights (1840’s), will be pushing the big green button to restart the cable cars for the season on 10th February at 9.55am. Joanna (from Somerset) was on holiday in the Peak Dist...
We discovered that Jayne’s father was very artistic. As a colliery Blacksmith he would hand draw very technical engineering diagrams and designs. She would watch him closely and try to replicate them. This fascination had a huge influence on her style. “Ever since I was a toddler, I would be drawing circles or squares and playing with pens”, Jayne laughs. “I was clearly determined art was for me, even then! I remember being fascinated by my father’s handwriting, which was a calligraphy style, and in the precise nature of the drawings he would produce for items at work.” This interest in a...
The Chesterfield Canal Trust has run Santa Special cruises for decades. This year, our tripboat Seth Ellis will be running them from the Chequers Inn at Ranby on 2nd & 3rd, 9th & 10th, 16th & 17th and 23rd December.
Nicola Davison Reed is a photographer whose exhibition AL_ONE deals with the themes of aloneness, resilience, love, death, and rising from adversity.
Last month, The Wildlife Trusts launched their biggest ever public survey about wildlife across the British Isles. We want to understand more about how people from across the UK view and value nature and how we, as a society, should work to protect it.
Chatsworth has always been a centre for creativity, with successive generations of the Cavendish family commissioning art and design contemporary to their times.
Often cited as a ‘hidden gem’, the Framework Knitters Museum offers a delightful way to discover how framework knitters and their families lived and worked in Victorian times, as well as bringing 400 years of rich local heritage to life.
The canal junction that was crucial to the Houses Of Parliament project. Christine Richardson, historian at The Chesterfield Canal Trust tells us more.
The Harley Studios are creative spaces within the grounds of Welbeck Estate. Provided by The Harley Foundation, these tranquil, private studios are home to a community of designers, artists, makers and conservators. Many of the studios also run workshops where you can learn new skills, from textiles to ceramics.