Walking Breaks in the Peak District

Nice People

Healthy walkers and Lovely People

Every year we meet so many nice people on our walking holidays. They come from all over the UK and are thrown into the melting pot that is Pinnacle. Last year was no exception. We were introduced to many new people, welcomed back old friends and established many new friendships. Our mission statement is ‘arrive

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Chocolate Recipe

Great for gluten intolerant guests

Chocolate Recipe for Chocolate Fondant Cake Pinnacle Walking Holidays is not just about giving guests some great walks, it’s also about serving some great meals, with great desserts that often include a favourite chocolate recipe, on our all-inclusive breaks in Chamonix and the Peak District. and Northumberland A big favourite is my Chocolate Recipe for

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Chalet Menu; Cauliflower Soup Recipe

Chalet Menu Starter; Cauliflower Soup

Each month I have decided to do a blog called chalet menu. At Pinnacle we are always thinking how to impress the guests with new menus, it’s quite important as many return year after year to our Northumberland  Walking Holidays and Peak District Short Breaks. A Chalet menu requires a lot of thought, making sure each

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Winter Walking Advice

Everyone loves winter walking in the Derbyshire Dales at New Year, especially when there is snow underfoot

Summer is officially over, are you ready? If not, then carry on reading my blog. In this blog we’re going to talk about general tips and winter walking advice as well as essentials you should take when hill walking. Here at Pinnacle Walking Holidays we don’t do much Winter Walking with guests, but we offer

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Two Sad People Looking Forward to Next Season

Nearly at the Top; walking in the Italian Dolomites

Well our four wonderful Dolomite hiking breaks and the last two Peaks have come to an end and two very sad people are now back and missing the stunning views of the mountains. The Italian trekking breaks have been a great success and everyone was blown away by the Hotel Digon with its amazing food,

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Mince Pies Recipe; try them warm with Brandy Butter

Mince Pies Recipe; a Christmas Treat

At Pinnacle Walking Holidays we are quite fond of Mince Pies, especially warmed with some brandy butter. I always make a batch tor Mike – Delicious. Gordon Ramsey’s Mince Pies recipe is by far the best I have tried Ingredients for Mince Pies; makes 12 200g soft plain flour pinch of salt 100g butter 2-3

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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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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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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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