Saturday, 10 July 2010

Alton Towers, Buxton, Manifold Valley, you can do it all.

How often have we heard "only doing it for the children" or "not our scene" from parents of teenagers. Our recent guests had it all worked out, Mum had a lie in while Dad got up early with the two teenage sons, had breakfast, dropped the boys off at Alton Towers and then returned to join Mum at breakfast for a coffee to plan a leisurely day at Buxton where they visited an Art and Craft exhibition in the Pavillion gardens. The "drop off" "pick up" point just through Alton Towers gate is ideal for this. If you visit Alton Towers from Crowtrees you approach on a less congested route away from the main stream of traffic. There are many ways to spend leisurely days, walking, cycling, Churnet Valley railway, Chatsworth, Potteries.

Our families with older children also take advantage of our adjoining rooms here at Crowtrees.

My weekly walk with friends on Thurs took us from Wetton village down into The Manifold valley where we had a picnic by the river at Wetton Mill and then made our way up to the dramatic Thor's cave high above the valley and back to Wetton, approx 4 hr walk. From Crowtrees to the start point would be a 20 minute drive.

Our first brocolli, courgettes, cauliflower and potatoes from the garden all arrived on the table this week plus raspberries and gooseberries. Can you see our rosebay willowherb is beating the Gunera for height this year. Yes, I know it's a weed but it's so pretty!

Friday, 25 June 2010

Churnet Valley walking

Although we are within 3 miles of Alton Towers Crowtrees Farm nestles in beautiful countryside where I walk with friends each Thursday. Walking from the farm this week we covered around 6 miles walking deep into the Churnet Valley, along a disused railway line from Oakamoor to reach Ross Bridge where we turned to climb up into the village of Whiston. From here the path took us through the Golf course towards Moneystone up over Cotton Banks and eventually back into Oakamoor and on to the Old Star pub for lunch. So you see when you stay at Crowtrees Farm B&B you can visit to Alton Towers with all the super charged action of this exciting theme park and then return in the evening to the peaceful countryside and maybe decide to enjoy more gentle pursuits next day.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

WELCOME: Crowtrees Farm Blog

Welcome to Crowtrees Farm Bed & Breakfast, the ideal accommodation for Alton Towers, Staffordshire Moorlands & the Peak District.

Based in Oakamoor, Staffordshire we offer a comfortable and relaxing base to explore all that the surrounding area as to offer.

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