NEW: Hope Valley Journal

Quarterly print magazine for the Hope Valley



Posted by Martin Spence on Jan 17, 2019
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To all the Friends of the Fringe....Here's a quick blog to introduce a new enterprising business in the Hope Valley; this is precisely why the Fringe has been setup! Get to know what's happening in the Hope Valley and share with friends and acquaintances. Kate has put together a Kickstarter campaign for the first issue. Check it out!


Hope Valley Journal is a beautifully-designed quarterly print magazine that celebrates the best of the Hope Valley. Not your average ad-filled 'local magazine', the Journal is instead a thing to be treasured, with over 100 pages of words, illustration and photography from talented contributors who have been inspired by this wonderful corner of Derbyshire.

We don't need to tell you that this beautiful corner of the Peak District is a very special place. The millions of people who visit every year are a bit of a clue. But for many of us lucky to live here, the sheer beauty of the place can often be relegated to a backdrop for our day-to-day lives.

The idea of the Hope Valley Journal is to allow us to stop for a while and take in the wonders that surround us: the landscapes, the wildlife, the plants, the people. To celebrate this wonderful place through equally wonderful words and images. To learn more about the surroundings we may have taken for granted. To see our home through the eyes of those it has inspired for generations.

The magazine will cover the Hope Valley postal district, including Edale, Castleton, Hope, Bradwell, Brough, Bamford, Hathersage, Grindleford, Calver, Foolow, Eyam and Stoney Middleton.

This is not your normal local magazine – our plan is to make the Hope Valley Journal a thing to be treasured. We won't be cramming the pages with advertisements, but plan to primarily fund the limited print run of each quarterly issue by selling subscriptions to those of you wanting to be inspired over and over again by the wonderful Hope Valley. We will also be working with a number of stockists in the valley where it will be possible to buy the latest issue of the Hope Valley Journal.

Each quarterly issue of the Hope Valley Journal will feature over 100 beautifully-designed pages of illustrated features, themed around each season. The focus will be on celebrating local nature, landscape, people and culture with high quality writing and vivid photography and illustration. We will be inviting writers, artists and photographers – both from the valley and further afield – to be inspired by the valley and contribute their work to the magazine.

The first issue of the Journal will be the Spring 2019 edition, with an April publication date. The magazine will then be published quarterly, tying in with the seasons.

Let me know what you think and do you know any other businesses championing the Hope Valley?





4 thoughts on “NEW: Hope Valley Journal

Jill Langley commented 1 month ago
The photos look beautiful! I have forwarded this to 2 Pilates teachers who live and work in the area. Best of Luck!
Simon Turton commented 1 month ago
Good luck with the new magazine, Kate. The pages that I have seen on Martin's blog look very well laid-out and it feels like it will very much be a premium publication. Depending on how the crowdfunding goes, you could perhaps also consider getting people to pre-order copies, especially as there will only be a limited print run. This would give an indication of likely demand and it could well fund your first issue. Kind regards, Simon
Phil Sproson commented 1 month ago
I have seen a proof of the Hope Valley Journal and it is beautifully presented in every way, I can see that each issue will be something to keep and treasure, rather than read and throw away. Good luck with it !
Linda commented 1 month ago
This is a great idea!

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