ShortBreak

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

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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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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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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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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Teriyaki Beef Delicious Recipe

Teriyaki Beef Stew is a great way to cook beef which can be quite tough in the French Alps

Teriyaki Beef Our Teriyaki Beef recipe is a firm favourite with guests. If you’re looking for something a little different this weekend or you want to impress your friends and family with a simple yet tasty dish, why not give it a try. I use it on our all-inclusive walking holidays in the Peak District

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