Hall, Bagshaw Hill,
DE45 1DL, England.
M: 07764 261233
T: +44 (0) 1629 810333
F: +44 (0) 1629 813703
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the best the Peak District has to offer; from fun filled activities to
arts and culture, we’ve plenty of things worth getting out of bed
One of the best views in the Peak District is from the top of Monsal Head near Bakewell. It really is the most spectacular view of Monsal Dale and the railway viaduct.
|Monsal Head Photographed by Rob Bendall|
Bakewell Arts Festival takes place through August with everything from jazz concerts to Bakewell Youth Theatre performances to mask making workshops, all happening in and around Bakewell town centre. www.bakewellfestival.com
Visit Bakewell Arts and Design in a converted sawmill on the River Wye in Bakewell (next to Felicini Restaurant), see artists working in their studios and visit the art gallery. www.bakewellartsanddesign.com
Haddon Hall is a great visit for both adults and children, dating from the 12th century; it is the home of Lord and Lady Edward Manners whose family have owned it since 1567. The house is open to visitors from April to October, with a number of special events staged throughout the season. www.haddonhall.co.uk T:01629 812855
The Old House Museum is situated just up the road from Bagshaw Hall and is Derbyshire Museum of the Year showcasing 500 years of history it makes for interesting viewing. T:01629 813642 http://www.oldhousemuseum.org.uk/
The Heights of Abraham is located in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales in Matlock Bath. The cable car ride offers spectacular views across the Derwent Valley while at the top waits Great Masson Cavern, Rutland Cavern Mine experience, a children’s play area and a café. www.heightsofabraham.com T:01629 582365
Crich Tramway Village is a unique street scene that truly takes you on a journey through times when cobbled streets and the rumble and clang of passing trams was part of everyday life. www.tramway.co.uk T:01773 854321
Peak Rail not only offers you a nostalgic steam train journey but the opportunity to enjoy the breath taking scenery of the Derbyshire countryside. Special events take place throughout the year. T:01629 580381 www.peakrail.co.uk
Treak Cliff Cavern in Castleton is an ancient underground wonderland, formed by Blue John miners in the 1750's with hand toolsand. A fun and educational family day out. www.bluejohnstone.com T:01433 620571
|Bakewell Arts & Design|
|Haddon Hall, Image © Chris Gunns|
|Heights of Abraham, Image © James Hearton|
|Peak Rail, Image © Phil Gresham|
Bakewell pudding (never ‘tart’) tastes best when you have purchased it ceremonially from the Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop in the main square. T:01629812193
Stilton lovers should make a pilgrimage to Hartington, where the Old Cheese Shop on Market Place showcases a fine selection of more than 30 British cheeses. T:01298 84935
Bakewell Farmers Markets take place right through the year, generally on the last Saturday of the month. Bakewell Farm Shop and Chatsworth Farm Shop also offer fantastic local produce all year round.
Local shopping centres include Masson Mills Shopping Village in Matlock Bath, T:01629 760208 and Peak Village Shopping Centre in Rowsley, T:01629 735326.
|The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop|
Visit the ‘plague village’ of Eyam (pronounced ‘eem’), whose residents helped stop the Black Death spreading in 1665 by quarantining themselves from the outside world. Various plaques commemorating the plague’s victims tell the story – but it’s more absorbing than morbid. There’s even one outside the popular Eyam Tea Room on the square T:01433 630725
Ranger Guided Walks - Peak Park Authority Rangers lead over 250
free guided walks each year. There are walks suitable for everyone,
many are accessible by public transport, and dogs on leads are allowed.
Visit Peak District (the official tourist board of The Peak District & Derbyshire) has a section dedicated to walking breaks and routes. Here you can find out about any of the local walking festivals which take place throughout the year, see popular walking routes, and even download routes/ maps of a wide range of local walks.
Sally Mosley Guided Walks offers guided walks in The Peak District National Park with a difference - every walk includes a commentary on local history, facts, features & gossip! Themed Walks are also available - incorporating a unique tour or exclusive attraction. www.sallymosley.co.uk T: 01629 814108
The Peak District Walking page is a great source of information for anyone planning on walking, hiking or fell-running in the Peak District National Park; Including – which maps to buy, suggested routes, GPS, articles on equipment, and a list of other sites relating to walking in the area. www.thepeakdistrict.info/walking
Peak District Walking Days offer tailor made walks to suit your needs, including: personal guided walks, open group walks, night hikes, team away days, Navigation & compass days, and celebration weekends. www.peakdistrictwalkingdays.co.uk T: 07774 122 845
|Kinder Scout by David Mansell|
|Crossing the River Dove in Dovedale|
|Image © Copyright Bob Tinley|
Will4Adventure offer weekend courses in scrambling, rock climbing, mountaineering and navigation plus a top selection of free walking weekends in the Peak District, perfect for corporate team building weekends.
John Tyzak Fly Fishing - If a weekend or afternoon of relaxed fishing is more up your street then John Tyzack - fly fishing instruction and guiding services from the 5 times English National Rivers Champion will be perfect for you.
Peak Tours –Cycling and walking holidays in the Peak District have plenty of great ideas for cycling routes and can offer cycle hire.
Helicoptors - For a totally different way to see the Peak District try Penine Helicopters-Pleasure flights, they offer flights such as the ‘Dambusters Run’ and ‘Compo’s Country Trail’.
Golf - Bring your
clubs and swing your way around Bakewell Golf Club’s 9 hole course.
Monsal Trail Cycle Hire at Hassop Station - Enjoy the traffic free Monsal Trail with a range of bikes, tag-a-longs, child seats, and even electric bikes. The spectacular tunnels along the trail have recently been re-opened and illuminated creating an uninterrupted 20km path through the Peak District. www.monsaltrail.co.uk T: 01629 810588
|Image via: peakdistrictwalkingdays.co.uk|
|Image via: www.penninehelis.co.uk|
|Go Ape Photograph by Thomas Guest|
Peak District Events Diary
BAKEWELL EATING AND DRINKING
We’ve tracked down the best cafes for people watching, the bars with the coolest cocktails, the most accomplished restaurants and the most inviting pubs.
Rutland Mill, Coombs Road, Bakewell, DE45 2EB
Bath Street, Bakewell, DE451DX
Mistral, Bridge Street, Bakewell, DE45 1DS
|Interior of Felicini's Restaurant, Bakewell|
The best pub food you’ve ever tasted!
Bulls Head, Church Street, Ashford in the Water, DE451QB
Peacock Pub, Bridge Street, Bakewell, DE45 1DS
|The Bulls Head, Ashford, © David M Goodwin|
Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop, The Square, Bakewell, DE451BT
The Divine Deli, Rutland
Square, Buxton Rd, Bakewell.
Water Lane, Bakewell, DE45 1EU.
Lime Lounge, Bridge Street, Bakewell, DE45 1DS.
|The Peacock, Bakewell|
|The Pudding Parlour/H's Wine Bar, Bakewell|
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