Johny Pitts special place

Johny Pitts taking in the magnificent Upper Derwent Valley views

Johny Pitts taking in the magnificent Upper Derwent Valley views

Name:
Johny Pitts
Job:
CBBC Children's TV Presenter
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Johny Pitts, CBBC Children's TV Presenter has a love for the stunning countryside views at Upper Derwent Valley in the Peak District.

'Growing up on a council estate in Firth Park, Sheffield it always astounded me that a mere 20 minute drive away was this incredibly peaceful place full of natural beauty. As a child I was also bewitched by the spooky ties to world war 2 and the Dambusters, and of the sunken village beneath Ladybower reservoir.'

'They call Sheffield the 'dirty picture in the golden frame' and I think when you live in a post-industrial city it is easy to identify with the old factories and terrace houses, and to forget that some of the world's most beautiful scenery is on your doorstep.'

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