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…

That the phrase ‘upper crust’ comes directly from the medieval manor house kitchen. The bread ovens – like the ones at Haddon Hall, burnt the bottom of the loaves as they went straight onto the embers so that was used in the kitchen. The best bit of the loaf was the golden top crust which was destined for the lord of the manor – hence the upper crust was used for those of a higher station.