The Peak District Podcast

Welcome to the Peak District Podcast - your ultimate travel guide to one of the most beautiful regions in the UK! In this podcast, we’ll take you on a journey through the stunning Peak District, uncovering hidden gems, must-see attractions, and unique experiences that will make your visit truly unforgettable. Our expert hosts will guide you through the best businesses and hot spots, sharing their insider knowledge on the most delicious restaurants, scenic walks, and fascinating cultural sites. Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway, a family vacation, or a solo adventure, the Peak District has something for everyone. From breathtaking landscapes to charming villages, from adrenaline-fueled activities to peaceful retreats, there’s no shortage of things to do and see. So join us on this exciting journey and discover all the secrets that the Peak District has to offer. From hiking trails to historic landmarks, from local delicacies to hidden watering holes, we’ve got you covered. Make sure to follow us on social media and use our hashtags #PeakDistrictPodcast and #VisitPeakDistrict to share your own experiences and recommendations with fellow travelers. Let’s explore the Peak District together!

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Episodes

Monday Dec 25, 2023

Introduction:
Welcome to the Peak District Podcast. In this episode, our host Laura Muse engages in a captivating conversation with Paul Kerryson, the Chief Executive and renowned Theatre Director of Buxton Opera House. Join us as we delve into the world of theatre and explore the rich history and future of this iconic venue.
About the Guest:
Paul Kerryson is celebrated for his significant contributions to the world of theatre. As the Chief Executive and Theatre Director at Buxton Opera House, his career is marked by remarkable achievements and a deep passion for the arts.
Buxton Opera House – A Beacon of Artistic Excellence:
In this segment, Paul shares the fascinating history and significance of Buxton Opera House in the UK's theatre scene. We explore the journey of this historical venue and its profound impact on the arts community.
2024's Exciting Line-Up:
Get an exclusive sneak peek into the shows and events planned for 2024 at Buxton Opera House. Paul discusses specific upcoming productions and what makes the 2024 season particularly special. For more information, visit Buxton Opera House Events 2024.
Community Engagement and Contributions:
Discover how Buxton Opera House contributes to the local community through various outreach programs and educational initiatives. Paul emphasises the importance of theatre in community building and the Opera House's role in this vital aspect.
Behind the Scenes:
Delve into the day-to-day workings of Buxton Opera House. Paul shares insights into the challenges and rewards of running such a prestigious venue.
Artistic Vision and Direction:
Paul discusses his artistic vision and how it influences the direction of the theatre. This segment explores the balance between classic productions and innovative new works.
Q&A with Listeners:
Laura and Paul answer questions from listeners about theatre, Buxton Opera House, and its exciting 2024 season.
A big thank you to Paul Kerryson for joining us on the podcast. Listeners, don't forget to check out the amazing 2024 lineup at Buxton Opera House. Stay tuned for the next episode of the Peak District Podcast for more exciting discussions and stories.
Muse Escapes  is the Buxton Opera House Offical Self Catering Partners for 23/24
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Tuesday Nov 21, 2023

Introduction:
Welcome to "The Peak District Podcast." In this episode, we have a special guest, Suzanne, also known as Peak Lass.
Suzanne is a professional photographer and a passionate advocate for the Peak District.Join us as we explore the diverse landscapes, hidden gems, and local businesses in this beautiful national park.
Key Highlights:
Suzanne, our guest, brings a wealth of photography experience and a deep love for the Peak District.Learn how she transitioned from a corporate career to fully embracing her passion for photography in this enchanting landscape.Suzanne's photography style is centered around capturing the often-overlooked details and landscapes that hold unique charm.
Exploring the Peak District's Diversity:
Suzanne paints a vivid picture of the Peak District's remarkable diversity, offering something for everyone.Discover the dramatic Dark Peak, characterized by gritstone edges and untamed moorlands.Suzanne also introduces the captivating White Peak, featuring limestone geology, rolling hills, and idyllic stone walls.
Unearthing Hidden Treasures:
Suzanne reveals hidden gems for your Peak District adventure, including the picturesque village of Alport.Follow her recommendation for a serene riverside walk and the magical experience of the Manifold Trail from Wetton. Suzanne underscores the value of supporting independent businesses for a truly authentic Peak District experience.
Indulging in Delicious Cakes:
Satisfy your sweet tooth with Suzanne's favorite cake spots, from the tempting offerings at Coleman's Deli to the charming Village Green Cafe and the delightful Peverel Tea Rooms.Dive into local flavors and discover cozy cafes that may not be on the typical tourist trail.
Dining Delights:
Suzanne shares her go-to dining spots, such as the iconic George Inn in Castleton and the rustic Red Lion in Litton.Experience the warm ambiance and locally sourced cuisine that these establishments offer.
Celebrating Local Businesses:
Suzanne celebrates the Peak District's independent businesses, known for their genuine passion for the region.Experience the friendly and welcoming atmosphere created by the locals, making every visitor feel like part of the community.
Conclusion:
Suzanne's hope is that visitors return to the Peak District and continue exploring its endless treasures.This episode underscores the importance of supporting local businesses and encourages travelers to uncover hidden gems.
Thank you for joining us on "The Peak District Podcast." Stay tuned for future episodes, as we journey deeper into this captivating national park.
Connect with Suzanne:
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www.haddonhall.co.uk/medieval-park
www.letsgopeakdistrict.co.uk
 
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Monday Oct 23, 2023

The Peak District Podcast: Interview with Melanie from Visit England
In this captivating episode, Laura sits down with Melanie from Visit England to delve deep into the wonders of the Peak District. Their conversation touches on a range of topics that will surely intrigue both newcomers to the region and seasoned travelers alike.
Key Highlights:
The Essence of the Peak District: Melanie paints a vivid picture of the Peak District's diverse landscapes, from its rolling hills and serene valleys to its bustling market towns.
Choosing the Right Accommodation: The duo discusses the intricacies of finding the perfect place to stay. Melanie's insights, drawn from her extensive experience with Visit England, offer invaluable tips for travelers. The importance of research, understanding one's preferences, and the significance of location are among the many facets explored.
Hidden Gems: Melanie shares some lesser-known spots in the Peak District that are off the beaten path but offer experiences just as enriching as the popular tourist attractions.
Sustainable Tourism: A notable part of the conversation revolves around the importance of sustainable tourism. Melanie emphasises the need to respect the environment, support local businesses, and ensure that the beauty of the Peak District is preserved for future generations.
Melanie's Personal Favorites: In a heartwarming segment, Melanie recounts her personal experiences and memories associated with the Peak District, sharing some of her favorite places and moments.
Conclusion:
Laura's engaging interview style combined with Melanie's in-depth knowledge makes this episode a must-listen for anyone interested in the Peak District. Whether you're planning a trip or simply looking to learn more about this enchanting region, this episode offers a wealth of information.
 
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Thursday Sep 21, 2023

The Peak District Podcast: Unveiling Buxton's Heritage with Kate Snelson, Project Lead at the Heritage Trust
Episode Description:
Join us for an enlightening episode of The Peak District Podcast as we embark on a historical journey through Buxton's heritage with our distinguished guest, Kate Snelson. Hosted by Laura Muse, this episode uncovers the treasures of Buxton, including the iconic Crescent Heritage Experience and Pump Room. Kate, serving as our guide, shares her insights and passion for preserving the town's rich history.
Key Discussion Points:
Meet Kate Snelson: Laura Muse introduces Kate Snelson, a dedicated historian and Project Lead at the Heritage Trust. Kate provides background on her deep-rooted connection to Buxton's heritage and her role in preserving its historical gems.
The Crescent: Buxton's Architectural Jewel: Kate unveils the story of the Crescent, a Grade I listed building that stands as a testament to Buxton's grandeur. She discusses its architectural significance and its enduring role in the town's history.
The Spa Heritage Experience: Kate leads us through the Spa Heritage Experience within the Crescent, offering a glimpse into the past through meticulously recreated period rooms. Discover how this interactive exhibit allows visitors to step back in time and immerse themselves in Buxton's spa culture.
The Pump Room and Buxton's Mineral Water: Delve into the history of the Pump Room, a historic gathering place for Buxton's elite during the spa era. Kate shares the fascinating beliefs associated with Buxton's mineral water and its role in health and society.
Preserving Buxton's Heritage: Kate sheds light on the challenges and successes in preserving Buxton's historical sites. Learn about the extensive restoration work that has breathed new life into these landmarks and how they are being safeguarded for future generations.
Tour Highlights:
Architectural Marvels: Explore the architectural splendor of the Crescent, renowned for its Georgian elegance and intricate details. Kate points out unique features that reflect the opulence of the era.
Step Back in Time: Join us on a virtual journey through the Spa Heritage Experience, where period rooms recreate the past in vivid detail.
Mineral Water Tasting: Experience a unique moment as we sample Buxton's famous mineral water, offering a taste of history from the Pump Room.
Hidden Stories: Uncover concealed corners of these historic sites that hold captivating tales from Buxton's bygone days.
Wrap-up: Join us on this enlightening episode as we delve into the heritage of Buxton with Kate Snelson, Project Lead at the Heritage Trust. Discover the architectural marvels, historical significance, and preservation efforts behind the Crescent Heritage Experience and Pump Room. This episode will leave you with a deep appreciation for Buxton's rich history and its role in the cultural tapestry of the Peak District.
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Thursday Aug 03, 2023


 
Peak District Podcast with Laura Muse
Welcome to the Peak District Podcast with your host, Laura Muse. Join us as we embark on an unforgettable journey through the Peak District, exploring its breathtaking views and uncovering hidden gems along the way.
In this episode, Laura introduces a fabulous guest, Adam, from the Pendragon Project, who shares his crazy and wonderful experiences for travelers visiting the Peak District. Adam's background in running outdoor adventure activities for young people, including expeditions in the jungles of Borneo, led him and his wife, Laura, to create the Pendragon Project.
The Pendragon Project is a not-for-profit social enterprise aimed at providing personal development opportunities for young people who might not have access to such experiences. By running team adventures in the Peak District, they generate 100% of their profits, which directly fund youth expeditions. These expeditions target young people aged 17 to 25, especially those experiencing complex transitions to adulthood, such as care-experienced individuals, those at risk of criminalisation, exploitation, homelessness, and others who have experienced trauma.
One of the exciting team adventures offered by the Pendragon Project is the "Hunt Rogue Agent," where participants become MI fi recruits solving vital missions with the fate of the nation at stake. However, they must watch out for a team of highly trained hunters trying to prevent them from completing their objectives. Inspired by the TV show "Hunted," this activity promises fun and hilarity for groups of friends, families, or work teams looking for unique team-building experiences.
Adam also introduces "Show Games," an indoor adventure that can be brought to any location of your choice. Hosted by Bruce and Fern, it's an interactive team game show experience with elements of classic game shows like Family Fortunes, The Price Is Right, as well as newer ones like Taskmaster, The Cube, and Crystal Maze. Show Games has received recognition, winning the silver award for Experience of the Year at the Visit Peak District and Derbyshire Tourism Awards.
As a passionate advocate of the Peak District, Laura and Adam share their hidden gem recommendations for travelers. While Padley Gorge is a favorite for enchanting walks, Adam suggests venturing to Wirksworth, a quaint town with a blend of traditional high street and bohemian hippie vibes. Another must-visit place for breakfast is the Shakra Lounge in Buxton, offering an Indian twist on the classic full English fry-up.
The podcast concludes with a promise to explore the vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem of the Peak District and the potential for future collaborations with the Pendragon Project.
Join Laura Muse and her guests on the Peak District Podcast as they showcase the wonders of this stunning region and share inspiring stories of positive impact and transformative experiences. Whether you're a seasoned explorer or a first-time visitor, this podcast is your ultimate guide to unlocking the true essence of the Peak District. Don't miss out on the adventure!
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Thursday Jul 06, 2023

Peaks and Paddles: Adventures with Chris Adkin and Host Laura Muse
Episode 2: Unleashing Adventure with Peaks and Paddles
Episode Description: Join us on an exhilarating episode of "Peaks and Paddles: Adventures" as we dive into the world of outdoor exploration with our special guest, Chris Adkin, from Peaks and Paddles. Hosted by Laura Muse, this episode takes you on a thrilling journey through the Peak District's breathtaking landscapes and adrenaline-pumping activities. Get ready to unleash your adventurous spirit as Chris shares his expertise and passion for outdoor adventures in this remarkable region.
Key Discussion Points:
Introduction to Peaks and Paddles: Laura Muse introduces Chris Adkin, the expert behind Peaks and Paddles, and dives into his background and passion for outdoor adventures. They discuss the vision behind Peaks and Paddles and how it aims to create unforgettable experiences for adventure enthusiasts.
Exploring the Peak District's Adventure Potential: Chris Adkin shares his insights on the unique adventure opportunities available in the Peak District. From hiking to paddleboarding, rock climbing to mountain biking, he highlights the diverse range of activities that cater to all levels of experience.
Adrenaline-Pumping Adventures: Laura and Chris delve into some of the most thrilling adventures one can experience in the Peak District. They discuss the challenges, safety measures, and tips for activities such as caving, canyoning, and wild swimming, while emphasising the region's stunning natural surroundings.
Sustainable Adventure Tourism: Chris sheds light on the importance of practicing sustainable adventure tourism. He discusses the initiatives taken by Peaks and Paddles to promote environmental conservation, responsible travel, and the preservation of the Peak District's natural beauty for future generations.
Unforgettable Moments and Inspiring Stories: Chris and Laura share unforgettable moments and inspiring stories from their own adventures in the Peak District. They showcase how these experiences not only provide excitement but also foster personal growth, a deeper connection with nature, and unforgettable memories.
Wrap-up: Join us for an exhilarating conversation with Chris Adkin from Peaks and Paddles, as we explore the adventure potential of the Peak District. Whether you're an adrenaline junkie or simply seeking to step out of your comfort zone, this episode will inspire and equip you with the knowledge and motivation to embark on your own unforgettable outdoor adventures. Get ready to unleash your inner thrill-seeker and experience the magic of the Peak District like never before.
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Saturday Jul 01, 2023

Welcome to the first episode of our podcast dedicated to unraveling the wonders of the Peak District. In this inaugural episode, we have the pleasure of introducing your Host Laura Muse, a passionate luxury holiday home owner from Muse Escapes. Laura's commitment to providing exceptional experiences and showcasing the beauty of the Peak District shines through in every aspect of her business. Join us as we embark on a journey to discover the hidden charms, local treasures, and the warm hospitality that awaits you in this glorious destination.
 
Episode Description: Join us on this captivating episode of "The Beauty of Peak District and Derbyshire" as we delve into the wonders of this enchanting region with our first guest, Lindsay Rae from Visit Peak District and Derbyshire. Lindsay, a seasoned expert in tourism, takes us on a virtual journey through picturesque landscapes, hidden gems, and exhilarating outdoor adventures. Discover the essence of Peak District and Derbyshire, and get ready to be inspired for your own exploration.
Key Discussion Points:
Introduction to Peak District and Derbyshire: Lindsay Rae, our esteemed guest from Visit Peak District and Derbyshire, introduces us to the region's extraordinary beauty and diverse attractions. She shares insights into its rich history, stunning landscapes, and the endless possibilities for adventure.
Lindsay's Passion for Promoting the Region: Lindsay discusses her role in showcasing Peak District and Derbyshire to the world. She shares her deep love for the region and her dedication to preserving its natural wonders while providing exceptional experiences for visitors.
Unveiling Must-Visit Destinations: Lindsay unveils some of the must-visit destinations within Peak District and Derbyshire. From the majestic Chatsworth House to the breathtaking Mam Tor, she paints a vivid picture of the region's iconic landmarks and their historical significance.
Outdoor Adventures for Every Adventurer: Get ready for a thrill-packed exploration as Lindsay guides us through the array of outdoor adventures available in Peak District and Derbyshire. From exhilarating hikes and scenic cycling routes to rock climbing and water sports, she reveals the best activities for all levels of experience.
Unearthing Hidden Gems: Lindsay shares her insider knowledge and uncovers some hidden gems in the region that are often overlooked. Prepare to be amazed as she reveals lesser-known trails, charming villages, and secret viewpoints that offer a unique perspective on the beauty of Peak District and Derbyshire.
Wrap-up: Join us for an immersive conversation with Lindsay Rae, where we uncover the natural wonders, hidden gems, and thrilling adventures awaiting you in Peak District and Derbyshire. Whether you're a nature enthusiast, an adventure seeker, or simply craving a getaway to tranquility, this episode will ignite your wanderlust and leave you longing to explore this captivating region.
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