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.
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 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 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.
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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".