First signs of spring

Spring has taken a long time to arrive in Wincle. The long winter, wet but mild has gone on forever. Thank goodness that there has been no flooding in this part of the Peak District

ready for the next guest.

Our Shepherd’s hut is ready to accommodate the next guest coming tonight tonight.

Spring has Sprung in Wincle

Swallows and Martins.

2018 has been very hot this year after following a wet spring. Our swallows were late coming and the behaviour now seems unusual. We are in the south west of the Peak District in Wincle. The birds now seem to … Read More

Extra accommodation in Otter’s Retreat

Early in 2018 if you are looking for accommodation for up to 6 adults, then it can be achieved by booking our Shepherds hut (Shepherd’s Paradise Retreat) in conjunction with Otters Retreat. The hut sleeps 2 and has its own … Read More

people douside Wincle Brewery

Wincle Beer Festival

Wincle Beer Festival took place at the end of June and was a tremendous success. Wincle, a picturesque village in the Peak District boasts a thriving micro brewery. The brewery stages a beer festival every year where beer from all … Read More

Storm Doris


Waterfall with bridge in background

Three Shires Bridge

                  Three Shires Bridge is a popular walk from Wincle. It is the boundary between Cheshire, Staffordshire and Derbyshire and as well as being a much painted and photographed feature it is … Read More

New Year Gala Concert

Attended the New Year Gala Concert last night at the Buxton Opera House, which is conveniently only quarter of an hour from Otter’s Retreat, and we had a fantastic evening. The British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, with some lovely singers, presented … Read More

2017 is upon us.

It is a year since I did the first blog for Otters Retreat and for some time it ha been neglected. It has been a busy year here in Wincle (which is a very attractive village in the Peak District … Read More