Belper – Saving the Day

After an unsuccessful visit to Alfreton we wanted to salvage what was left of the day by driving the short journey to Belper. It may have only been a 15 minute drive from Alfreton but we had moved away from the not so nice area near North Nottinghamshire and moved further into Derbyshire. Belper is only … More Belper – Saving the Day


Ashbourne is a small market town north west of Derby, lying just south of the Peak District. It is known for the traditional game of Shrovetide football, the origins of how the game came about is not known because of a fire at the Royal Shrovetide Committee office in the 1890’s which destroyed the earliest records. … More Ashbourne

Derby to the Peaks

We wanted a quick break around the Derbyshire area and the best price we could get for one night was £39 at the Derby East Premier Inn,  It wasn’t in a classy or pretty location, right next to Brian Clough Way, but the price and location were good and the hotel was up to the usual … More Derby to the Peaks