Monsal Dale
Renishaw Hall gardens
Castleton Garland ceremony
Chatsworth House
Ladybower reservoir

Ellen Outram – Blue Badge Tourist Guide

Let me introduce you to the Peak District – this fascinating area in the centre of the England, picked as the country’s first National Park way back in 1951. The Peak District is full of wonderful places to visit – with small picturesque villages and bustling market towns scattered across a scenic landscape well worthy of its National Park status. Whether it be joining me on a guided walk in one of those fascinating villages or towns or a coach tour throughout the area let me make it come alive with the wonderful background stories and anecdotes to match the stunning scenery. Or if you can’t visit the area this time allow me to bring it to you in the form of illustrated talks, with a lively commentary, giving you the chance to see why we have so much to shout about!

Let me show you the Peak District and Derbyshire with the help of beautiful images and long standing background knowledge of the area.

Random Derbyshire snippets…

The Howden and the Derwent Dams were used as a practise ground by The Dambusters Squadron during WWII. They have since been the scene of fly pasts by the Lancaster on major anniversaries. ‘The Dambusters’ film was also shot in this valley. The Ladybower, the third dam in this series was built afterwards, two villages were flooded to make this final reservoir.