Things To Do

Derwent View Holiday Cottage

 

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.

 

 

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 we recomend a couple and these are The three roofs cafe and The causeway shop.

Market towns. Nearest Cities

Ashbourne Sheffield

Bakewell Manchester

Buxton Derby

Chesterfield

Glossop

Matlock

Matlock Bath

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 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.

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".

 

 

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