About

Mark Rickaby

Hi, I’m Mark 👋🏻

I’m originally from Gloucester and I studied at the University of Derby (where degrees in playing rock guitar are a thing) and moved to Nottingham after graduation. It wasn’t long before I fell in love with the Peak District. After a few long years living and working in London, I decided to move back to my adopted home in the East Midlands. I’m walking the Pennine Way next year all by me onesies. I can’t remember why I thought that was a good idea.

The Peaklander is a site dedicated to all of the great things about the Peak District in the UK. All this waffle you gratefully put up with is written or photographed by me.

The name derives from the Pēacsǣtan, also known as Peaklanders or Peakrills, who were an Anglo Saxon tribe who inhabited the central and northern parts of the Peak District.

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