Exploring the Most Unique Things in the Peak District

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  1. neha says:

    Oh..the European countryside. One can never have enough of it. I was so hooked into your post. Particularly where you follow the gravel pathway and then it opens in the sunny garden. I felt like Alice in Wonderland. I would definitely cover this trail when I happen to be nearby.

  2. I forgot the last time I read a travel article where I learnt so much! I know its just a cave, but Blue John Cavern sounds really interesting and for sure, unique!!
    I loved the church, I have never seen a spire like that before, it totally give it a personality!
    This city sounds really adorable, a I would love to visit it!!

  3. Fillia Barden says:

    I am local, yes there are many hidden gems in our place. Glad that you enjoy the visit. You should come back next time and discover more xx

    • Teja says:

      For starters, if I make it back, I would go find Ladybower reservoir. I even bought an ordinance survey map and pored over all the stone circles I was going to go find … in my imagined hikes. lol

  4. Gábor says:

    It looks like a very relaxed region to leave behind the loud city for some days.

  5. Helen says:

    I love the Peak District, especially the area around Castleton. We visited the Blue John cave a couple of years ago, beautiful place and gorgeous setting.

  6. Bob R says:

    The random stuff is often the best. This just further underscores how foreign Britain remains to me. I must get out of the city next time.

  7. Jollies and Jaunts says:

    I live close to the Peak District and it’s such a beautiful part of the country. I’ve not been to the Blue John Cavern but it looks like a good experience.

  8. I love learning about locale-specific hidden gems like these, and isn’t it the ones that seem like they’ll be a waste of time that turn out to be the more fascinating??

    • Teja says:

      Right? It’s like taking the “Door number 3” – the random stuff is sometimes the best!

  9. Julie says:

    Great post! Definitely an interesting place to go. Love the photos

  10. Hello Backpack says:

    I would love to get out to the English countryside someday. High up on the bucket list right now ?

  11. Gina says:

    It’s really interesting that you’re volunteering in India. I didn’t know there was a portion of the forest where it was sacred and you had to take off your shoes to show humility. Nature truly can be so humbling. Can’t wait to read about that experience.

  12. neha says:

    That blue bit looks like purple to me too. Nevertheless blue john looks like an interesting place to visit. I would like to visit here

  13. Kristina says:

    Aww I love Derbyshire! I haven’t had the chance to really explore it, so this was a delightful read! The Well Dressing is definitely something I hadn’t heard of… rather fascinating actually hahaha.

    • Teja says:

      I don’t blame you, Derbyshire is a surprise package! Oh but my ex-colleague is super-proud if people like his home district. :)

    • Teja says:

      I would never have looked for it if I didn’t know someone who was actually from there! Local knowledge, hey?

  14. you.theworld.wandering says:

    The Well dressing ritual sounds very interesting and something I previously hadn’t heard of. The Blue John Cavern sounds amazing! Thanks for the great suggestions and insights.
    Kristie – you.theworld.wandering

  15. Sandy N Vyjay says:

    These are really some unique experiences. These are what makes travel so rewarding. The Blue John Cavern is fascinating. The Well dressing ritual is something unique and intriguing and really fascinating. Would like to research this further.