Current issue – 31st August 2015
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SUMMER IS HERE!
Our new 64-page magazine packed with ideas on what to do and where to go in the peaks and dales this summer.
The Peak Advertiser Issue No. 18 – 31st August 2015
AWARD WINNING WINES FROM £5.95 A BOTTLE at John Hattersley Wines, Bakewell – see page 1
2-for-1 offers on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Bulls Head, Foolow – see page 1
UPTO 50% OFF GALLERY KITCHENS at Midco, Bakewell – see page 3
SUMMER OFFERS at Torne Valley, Bakewell – see page 6
20% OFF CONSERVATORIES at Polar Windows, Chesterfield – see page 9
20% OFF TOWN & COUNTRY TILE COLLECTION from Michael Arthur ~ Kitchens, Bedrooms and Bathrooms – see page 10
FREE BEDROOM CARPET when purchasing selected beds and mattresses at Floor Depot, Chesterfield – see page 10
SAVE UP TO £100 ON SELECTED INSTRUMENTS at Matlock Music Shop – see page 10
SPECIAL OFFER WEEKEND at Nortons on various stoves, fireside accessories and cookers – see page 12
2-for-1 on Ted Baker, London at Vision Express, Buxton – see page 12
REDUCED ANNUAL MEMBERSHIPS at Hope Works Golf Club – see page 14
2 FOR £20 ON CROWN BERGER EMULSION at Darley Discounts, Darley Dale – see page 15
**NEW** PEAK FOOD AND DRINK DIRECTORY! Pubs, restaurants, takeaways and cafés are advertising special offers to entice you out of your armchair and into their world of tempting food and drink – see page 22
10% OFF ALL TREATMENTS on production of their advert at Losehill House, Hotel and Spa – see page 48
Conditions may apply, please read the individual adverts.
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One and a half pages all about Hartington, including Hartington Wakes Sports and Country Show ~ it’s their 118th year!
A blockbuster page full of ideas on what to do and where to go in our area this summer. Also, check out our new Peak Food and Drink Directory, brimming with special offers!
THE ANNUAL CASTLEGATE TRACTOR RUN
In Memory of Chris Elliott
The annual Castlegate tractor run in memory of Chris Elliott took place on 10th May 2015. A record turn-out of 88 tractors did a 30-mile plus tour of the Hope Valley to raise money for the local Air Ambulance service as in July 2014 one of our stalwart tractor men was seriously injured by a big bale falling off a load on top of him, and the swift response by the Air Ambulance saved his life.
The Halfway stop was at Haihurst Farm Cafe Brough, where tea and buns were served.
A fantastic total of £2015 was raised, which also included a raffle and pie and peas at the finish at the Bulls Head Foolow.
Thank you to everyone.
PEAK CLIMBER SUPPORTS NEPAL
A climber whose passion for the outdoors and climbing grew out of his early experiences on Baslow, Froggatt and Stanage edges has written a book about a Mount Everest expedition he was leading which was interrupted by the earthquake in Nepal earlier this year.
Sean James was at Everest North Basecamp with his climbing team halfway through their summit attempt when the earthquake struck Nepal on 25th May 2015. Nearly 9,000 people lost their lives and much of the fragile infrastructure of Nepal was destroyed. Fortunately none of Sean’s team of western climbers or Sherpas were injured. During the last two months Sean has produced a book which is a pictorial diary of their expedition and events following the earthquake. It is beautifully illustrated and shows the landscapes and people of Nepal and Tibet.
Nepal is still struggling to rebuild its infrastructure, homes and tourism industry. The book is in memory of those who lost their lives and in support of those who continue to work to welcome trekkers and climbers to Nepal. 100% of the royalties from the book will go directly to the people of Nepal.
Sean currently lives in Dubai where he has worked training the UAE military, as a university lecturer, and is now the editor of an outdoor magazine for the Middle East, Outdoor UAE. His UK family home is in Baslow and he learned his basic climbing skills on the edges of the Peak District. He has been guiding clients on the high mountains of the world for over fifteen years, and has led expeditions to the Americas, Africa, Russia, Asia and Australia.
‘From Dubai to Everest’ is available through Amazon or www.createspace.com/5488301. Alternatively you can obtain a copy with a personalised bookmark for £25 by contacting 01246 583224.
IN MEMORY OF KEN HAMMOND
On Sunday 2 August some of the members of Derbyshire Dales Ramblers gathered on the Cromford Canal, opposite Leawood Pumping Station, for the “opening” of a bench which they had had installed in memory of their late chairman and president, Ken Hammond. Ken did sterling work for the group during his lifetime and members thought it a fitting tribute to honour his memory with a bench and plaque in a popular place for walkers. Ken was an engineer during his working life and it was felt that the siting of the bench opposite the pumping station was an ideal place and that Ken would have approved. The bench was funded jointly by members of Derbyshire Dales Ramblers and Ken’s family. Thanks must also go to Patrick Mountain, ranger with Derbyshire County Council, who facilitated the installation of the bench. The picture shows the current president, Frank Ogden, cutting the ribbon, with chairman, Nick Stephens, and programme secretary, Kath Cartlidge, looking on. The group hope that the bench will be well-used by walkers in the future.
MY FAVOURITE WALKS - Ogston
by Sally Mosley
If I’m being perfectly honest, this walk started off a bit boring. I parked in the Severn Trent West Car Park for Ogston Reservoir where I noticed a small gathering of ornithologists dressed in combat gear.
To read the whole of Sally's walk please follow the link below and in this issue it features on page 48.
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