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Stories and Tips Ashbourne

Never short of a cafe in Ashbourne

Written by catsholiday on 20 Nov, 2013

Cafes in AshbourneAshbourne is an old market town at the gateway to the Peak National Park and as such is a place that becomes full of tourists on sunny summer days. The rest of the time it is just an average sort of town .The…Read More

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Hiking around Carsington Water

Written by Slug on 15 Jan, 2012

Our second walk taken from www://peakwalking.co.uk was a simple affair, leading around Carsington Reservior, built in 1992, and is rather strangely a reservoir with no natural water courses running into it. The main visitor centre looked very busy, although most of the visitors hadn’t stayed…Read More

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Enjoy the Fabulous Alstonefield and Milldale Walk

Written by Slug on 14 Jan, 2012

We took a tip from the excellent website peakwalking.co.uk and printed off a few directions for walks in the Ashbourne area. The one we selected was a 6 mile hike from the former Alsop railway station and through the villages of Alstonefield and Milldale, and…Read More

A Strange Shrovetide Tradition

Written by catsholiday on 22 Mar, 2011

This is the second part of my Shrovetide football story:The ball:This is not just any old ball it is a specially hand painted cork filled leather ball These balls are larger and heavier than a normal football . The cork inner is designed to…Read More

Are you an Up'ard or Down'ard?

Written by catsholiday on 22 Mar, 2011

Ashbourne Shrovetide FootballWhere did you say this was?While many of you were enjoying your pancakes on Shrove Tuesday and then starting your Lenten sacrifices on Ash Wednesday our local town was once again turned into a giant football or rugby pitch for the annual Shrovetide…Read More

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