The Peak District: Stunning Countrysides and Vistas

I took a one-hour train ride out of Manchester’s Piccadilly station on a small two-car diesel train, and jumped out at Edale, in the Peaks District. My instructions were simple. Walk 2 1/2 miles to the base of Mam Tor, a spectacular knife-edged mountain where there is a circular walking trail. I think that’s the Read More …

Manchester Is Still the Home of Great Public Houses

I’ve read about the demise of many of England’s pubs, going from small, locally-owned family run establishments to part of large brewery chains instead. I was keen to experience the old kind of pub, and when I walked by The Grey Horse on Portland Street in Manchester, I knew I’d found the real thing. Behind Read More …