ShortBreak

Fancy a short walking break in the UK; Peak District or Yorkshire Dales?

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 cancelled we are two very sad people are now back and missing the stunning views of the mountains. The Italian trekking breaks would have been a great success and everyone would have been was blown away by the Hotel Digon with its amazing

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Herdwick Lambs in the Spring

Herdwick Lambs an unique Lakeland feature

Herdwick lambs are born black, but as they mature they develop white, or hoar-frosted, head and legs. Herdwicks are the native breed of the central and western Lake District and live on the highest of England’s mountains. They are extremely hardy and are managed in the traditional way on the Lake District fells. Lakeland has

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January Blues

Everyone loves winter walking in the Derbyshire Dales at New Year, especially 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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Peak District Breaks

Thorpe Cloud a great place to go walking for fitness

We have 3 Peak District breaks next year, so Mike needs a good selection of walks for all levels. A Walk over Kinder Scout It’s always popular, and guests who don’t know the area are treated to a wonderful 360 degree panorama. Feel the wind in your hair as you take the eight mile hike

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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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RECIPE OF THE MONTH; Queen of Puddings

Queen of Puddings

I’ve recently bought Paul Hollywood’s Pies and Puds, it’s great and very easy to follow, last weekend I tried his Queen of Puddings it turned out really well. So, here I am again trying recipes for the Pinnacle walking breaks, last year I only had to practice for the Chamonix walking holiday,  but now we

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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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Apple Pear Strudel Recipe

Pudding Recipes | Apple Pear Strudel

Our Peak District short walking break always gives me a chance to try out some recipes which will be good for our New Year break. A big hit was the Apple Pear Strudel served with Cinnamon custard. It was so easy to make and everywhere smells of Christmas spices. Strudel is always served in the

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