Things To Do

Derwent View Holiday Cottage

Yearly  Events

Every year villages hold "Well Dressings" this is a very ancient tradition which is unique to the Hope Valley and Peak District.

All villages have their own "Well" and the Dressing of these "Wells" are to celebrate the water. Each dressing is made by the craft  "puddle and pelt" Beautiful flower petals create biblical themes or special anniversaries, these are very popular beautiful exhibits which many come to view.

Visitpeakdristrict has a list of dates for blessings.

The celebrations for the blessing of the water will go on for a week and will include fetes, tea and coffee gatherings, fairs/parades festivities and many enjoyable activities for young and old, certain to add something to remember to your holiday.

The Peak  District is unspoilt  beauty with local market towns like Bakewell and Buxton protecting their culture and hertiage, ensuring  visitors experience the most breathtaking spaces, so whether you are looking to explore and escape or unwind and relax, the Peak District can accommodate your needs.

We understand that your time is precious and  you will want  to make the most of your holiday creating special memories, we are happy to help you plan your days out and find local attractions, just ask.

Cycle Hire is available at  the Fairholmes Visitor's Center, from there you can cycle along Ladybower, Derwent and Howden reservoirs and through the woodlands, suitable for all the family.

Castleton Caverns

Castleton is  about 10 minutes away from Bamford and  has  a  few places that are worth a visit. Its a popular place for visitors to enjoy a walk up Mam Tor as well as hang gliding and paragliding.

Castleton Caverns are famous for the mining of the rarest mineral Blue John, artifacts and jewerlery can be found in some of the local shops.

There are many local cafes in castleton and we can recomend them all, they are a must after a glorious walk to refresh yourself.

Hathersage Outdoor Swimming Pool

Hathersage heated outdoor swimming offers stunning Peak District views whilst enjoying a swim, with a lawn enclosure and veranda to the side of the pool  for those wishing to spectate. A pool cafe is also to hand.

Market towns.                 Nearest Cities

  Ashbourne                                      Sheffield          

   Bakewell                                      Manchester                                                          

    Buxton                                              Derby




Matlock Bath

The 35,000 acre of The Chatsworth Estate in Derbyshire home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire offers a wide range of family fun activities, from the amazing adventure park and farm yard to the splendour of the 30 rooms to see in the house and 105 acres of garden, a must see for your holiday.

Haddon Hall

Based near Bakewell (approx 30 min's from Bamford) Haddon Hall is a medieval manor house, previously restored in the 1920's by the Duke of Rutland, its now owned by the Manners family.  The architecture is  one of the best preserved medieval houses in England. Houses a restaurant and wonderful gardens.

Both these stately homes have been used on numerous occasions as settings for films and television series such as "Jane Eyre" and "The Duchess".