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January Blues

Everyone loves walking in the Derbyshire Dales when there is snow underfoot

It can make even the most energetic of us feel down in the dumps, the partying and the over indulgence has come to an end and for many of us it’s back to work. On top of this, it’s cold, wet and windy. It’s not surprising we get the January Blues, but there’s no need

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Cold Crisp Days Are Great

Dovedale

Although it may not be the best weather for getting out and about, cold, crisp days are great, and a good time to get outside. What could be better than frost-covered hills seen against a clear blue sky? In the UK, we have such a variety of scenery, all inhabited by an equally diverse range

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I Love Mince Pies at Christmas Time

Mince Pies go well with Mulled Wine

I love mince pies – that tiny, tender tart that somehow manages to say its Christmas. Surely this is the most famous sweet pie of all, with its crumbly butter pastry and filling of fruits, sugar, candied citrus peels and alcohol. The very best mince pies have pastry so fragile that it collapses in the

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Derbyshire Dales at your Feet

Everyone loves walking in the Derbyshire Dales when there is snow underfoot

Derbyshire Dales at your Feet Smart, sumptuous barns surrounded by fields. Tip-top kitchen, open-plan living and bold art. That’s what Dale End Barn is all about, that why our guests return year after year. No wonder they won Four in a Bed. Book a short walking break in this stunning place: you won’t be disappointed.

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Easy Apple Cake – Smells Divine

Easy Apple Cake for hungry walkers

I’ve been making cakes for years and everyone loves this remarkable recipe for an easy Apple Cake. On our Peak District short breaks guests love to come back to the smell of homemade cake. The apples can be windfalls or even shrivelled ones from the fruit bowl. Serve warm with ice cream or crème fraîche

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It wouldn’t be Christmas without Mulled Wine

Mince Pies go well with Mulled Wine

It wouldn’t be Christmas without Mulled Wine, that festive smell around the house is just great. You have two options for making mulled wine. The first is to simply buy mulled wine spices and a bottle of red wine, heat them on the hob (without boiling) and hey presto. If you prefer to make your

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There is a Certain Buzz Around – It’s Christmas

There is a certain buzz around and Mike gets to enjoys Ski Breaks

It’s Christmas. Cold winter air, festive lights and the smell of mulled wine. There is a certain buzz around when Christmas approaches. Smoke drifts from outdoor heaters and chalet chimneys, obscuring the twinkling lights from the stars above. The mountain villages always seem to be more Christmassy. Excited children everywhere – magical. In many ways

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Chocolate Mint Parfait Recipe

Chocolate Mint Parfait served in the Dolomites

Looking for an extra special dessert to serve up at your next dinner party? This brilliant chocolate mint parfait recipe was made for us and our guests at Hotel Digon and is so delicious. It’s an easy, no fuss option to have at a dinner party, especially if you don’t want to leave your guests

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Thanks to Everyone who Joined us in 2017

Thanks to Everyone who joined us and to Mark and Jane

Thanks to everyone who joined us this year on a Pinnacle Walking Holiday, we hope you had a fabulous time. The Calendar Dates for 2018 are up and available for booking on the website. Prices Unfortunately for next year we have had to increase the prices for our holidays in Europe. You can blaim Brexit

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Majestic Dolomites Summer 2017

Summer snow in the majestic Dolomites

We are sadly home after a fantastic four weeks in the Majestic Dolomites Summer 2017. The Weather It was very interesting this year, starting in early September with hot sun, in the middle of the month we had two dumps of the cold white stuff. Loved by the guests who just wanted to play and

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