An Autumn Walk in the Chatsworth Estate

Chatsworth Estate in the Peak District

We have now finished our walking breaks for 2018, so we can take a few days enjoying the area we live in and what it has to offer. This week we spent the day exploring the Chatsworth estate. The estate is so beautiful in the autumn and the deer are everywhere. Autumn colours are stunning at

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Christmas Presents for Walkers in Your Life

Santa Claus knows the perfect presents for walkers

We’ve all been there, struggling to find Christmas presents for walkers who are family members or great friends. As we’ve been thumbing through the Go Outdoors website for ideas for presents for our own friends and families we thought we’d share our list with you in the hope you you too will find some perfect

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Pinnacle’s Peak District Menus; Bakewell Cake

Bakewell Cake

Now as Autumn gets close, it’s time to think about Pinnacle’s Peak District menus. As we are close to Bakewell, I always try to cook something that appears on local Peak District menus; so I am making a Bakewell Cake for afternoon tea. I have made it before and it’s delicious and easy to make.

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Albert Premier Refuge

Lunch break at the Albert Premier Refuge

This year we did Pinnacle’s first harder walking break, and it was a great success. We decided to do the Albert Premier Refuge walk and the views were wow. Below are the walk details, a must for strong walkers. Take the Télécabine from Le Tour to Chalet de Charamillon and continue on the connecting Télésiege

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Yoghurt Cake Recipe – Tasty and Easy

Coffee Walnut yohurt Cake Recipe

A season worker’s essential, the yoghurt cake is key to many an afternoon tea. It never seems to let me down, try lemon curd or buttercream in the centre. It’s easy peasy and takes very little time, everyone loves yoghurt cake. When we did our Ski season in the 3 Valleys everyone made them. They

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Chocolate Smartie Cake

Chocolate Smartie Cake is a very tasty not too unhealthy for a chocolate cake. It’s a great recipe for all the family to enjoy. I have made this many times on our Peaks short breaks, it’s great for chocolate loving walkers. Ingredients for Chocolate Smartie Cake 200g butter 200g milk chocolate 200g caster sugar 2

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Good Recipe for Tiramisu

A Good Recipe for Tiramisu

Tiramisù is such a Good Recipe and one of those Italian desserts that is regularly found on restaurant dessert menus, and is loved by most pudding lovers. Translated from Italian, Tiramisù literally means pick-me-up (Tira-mi-sù) in reference to the coffee and alcohol found inside. A good recipe describes a layered dessert made with Italian biscuits

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Another Summer in Chamonix

Summer in Chamonix on the Swiss border at the Col de Balme

Well another Summer in Chamonix has ended and we are very sad. The weather was very warm and sunny with the odd mountain storm. Quite a few new guests this year, all loving Chalet Shiraz. The hot tub, plunge pool, and Mike’s fab walks and, of course, not forgetting my meals. Glenn joined us again

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Walking Kit for Going into the Hills

Cleaning Walking Boots need not be a chore; your choice of footwear for walking, especially winter walking

Firstly: you don’t actually need a lot of walking kit to go for a walk, which makes it one of the cheapest and most accessible leisure activities. However, there are various items that make a day walk considerably easier, more comfortable and more enjoyable. If you’re walking in upland or remote areas, it’s also sensible

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The French Food in Chamonix is Amazing

Chamonix

One of the great joys of being in France is of course french food – French gastronomy was recently awarded UNESCO status! …and Chamonix has everything from the double-Michelin-starred restaurant at the Albert Premier, to homely, cosy mountain huts. Wonderful french food. We love to cook at Pinnacle – but we love to eat out

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