Highwaymen & Hangings

April 3, 2018

A beautiful walk just minutes from Littonfields Barn will bring you into the stunning Cressbrook Dale. In the dale you you will find a tall limestone stack dominating the north end of the valley. This is referred to locally as either Peter’s Stone or Gibbet Rock.The name Peter’s Stone is reputedly due to it’s domed…

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Time to Celebrate

February 22, 2018

Where did the last ten years go? It was the end of November 2007 when we welcomed our first guests to Littonfields Barn, and what a fantastic ten years it has been! We have met lots of wonderful people who have chosen to stay Littonfields Barn for family holidays, girlie getaways, university reunions, weddings, special…

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Derbyshire Oatcakes

February 10, 2017

The Derbyshire Oatcake seems to be a rather well kept secret of the culinary world! Whilst most people have heard of the Bakewell Pudding (definitely not tart, unless you are Mr Kipling!) the humble oatcake is less well known. Derbyshire oatcakes have been around since the 17th Century. As their name suggests they are made…

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The Derbyshire Hare

January 27, 2017

We have been having our very own Winterwatch this week at Littonfields Barn. On the daily walk through the fields we have been on the lookout for one of our favourite animals – the wonderful Derbyshire Brown Hare. They have a very distinctive appearance with their lean athletic physique, tall black tipped ears and narrow…

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Springwatch at Litton

January 20, 2017

Anyone who knows me well will tell you that I am a prolific list maker – a holiday cottage will do that to you! I love making lists, shopping lists, to do lists, you name it I will make a list. But one of my very favourite lists is the one I have just written…

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July 18, 2016

No visit to the Peak District would be complete without a trip to Bakewell to enjoy the delights of this beautiful, old market town – and of course sample the famous Bakewell Pudding at its birthplace! Set in the very heart of the Peak District and right by the river Wye, Bakewell is known far…

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Well Dressings

July 18, 2016

  A huge part of any village life is tradition – and it’s no different in the village of Litton! Every year, on the third week of June, there is an event known as the blessing of the well – at which locals and anyone wanting a day out, gather to sing hymns and view…

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Eroica Britannia Cycling Festival – 19th -21st June 2015

June 1, 2015

Eroica Britannia, 3 day summertime, style and cycling festival returns to Bakewell later this month for it’s second year. Known as “The Most Handsome Festival in the World” and celebrating the very best of Great British, you really don’t have to be a cycling enthusiast to enjoy it. There will be 3 days of family…

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Lambing Time

February 20, 2015

After quite a few sleepless nights and some tense moments, most of our sheep have now given birth to their lambs, and we are catching up on our sleep. Many of our lambs are born as singles, or twins, however we do get a few sets of triplets, which isn’t ideal. Sheep only have two…

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Red Sky in the Morning, Shepherds Warning

January 20, 2015

As we start the new  year and the days are just beginning to lengthen, thoughts on the farm turn to new beginnings and in our case lambing time. The pregnant ewes are starting to look heavy with lambs although they are quite happy out in the fields all winter. In fact they don’t like being…

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