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• ATTRACTIONS • EVENTS • ACTIVITIES • SHOPPING • DINING OUT • Lots of fun for all the family

A Peak Advertiser publication


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Poole’s Cavern The magnificent underground scenery of the Peak District.

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or centuries, curious visitors have explored and marvelled at the natural subterranean world that is Poole’s Cavern. Found deep in the Limestone Hills close to the historic spa town of Buxton, the cavern once gave shelter to prehistoric cave dwellers. Legend tells of a medieval robber’s treasure hidden deep underground. Known as the ‘First Wonder of the Peak’ after an early travel guide published in 1630, Poole’s Cavern became a popular attraction for wealthy visitors and even royalty. In 1853 the cavern was improved for Victorian visitors by the Duke of Devonshire with paved walkways and gas lighting. We are celebrating our 160th anniversary with events throughout the summer, including underground Shakespeare and Victorian themed tours. See our website poolescavern.co.uk for details. Explore Poole’s Cavern today, with our expert guides, and journey through the beautifully illuminated chambers to discover for yourself the magnificent underground scenery of

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the Peak District. Back above ground take a stroll through Buxton Country Park woodlands to the hilltop viewpoint of Solomon’s Temple with spectacular Peakland views. Or, for the more adventurous, take a treetop swing through the woodlands on Go Ape’s high wire adventure course. Our visitor centre includes the Café@thecavern with a wide range of delicious produce, including daily specials, light snacks and Fair Trade coffee. The visitor centre and café is dog friendly, with canine treats available too. Investigate the exhibition and hands on archaeology area or browse through the rock and gift shop with beautiful gemstones, jewellery and fossil samples from around the world. We also stock a wide range of local produce from preserves to chutneys, handmade soap and books, maps and guides of the region. Poole’s Cavern is open every day. Rain or shine, underground it’s always fine.

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Gifts, Toys, Tea and Cakes

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ummer has arrived and everyone here at The Derbyshire Craft Centre would like to invite you to view the new season’s displays and stock. Whether it be a gift for a friend or loved one, or simply just treating yourself, you’re sure to find something to suit at a reasonable price. Centrally situated in the beautiful Peak National Park, we have on display a carefully selected range of quality gifts, toiletries, greetings cards, toys, books and much more. We constantly strive to find new products for our customers, keeping the shop looking fresh and allowing our staff to create wonderful displays, usually based on the seasons. Home cooking is available at the Eating House where morning coffee, breakfast, lunch and afternoon teas are served

indoors or outdoors. Offering a wide range of speciality coffees and teas, (you even get free refills of filter coffee and breakfast tea) along with a mouth-watering selection of home-made cakes. Why not pop in on Wednesday to try the coffee morning quiz? Vegetarian,

vegan, coeliac and children's options available. Whether you are on holiday, out walking or visiting some of the county’s attractive villages and stately homes, a visit to the Craft Centre will add to a rewarding day out for all the family.

Open Gardens Open Garden days provide a showcase for a magical Peak District home and popular wedding venue.

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hen the Manchester industrialist and art collector Henry McConnel visited Cressbrook to purchase a mill, he didn’t expect to fall in love with the spectacular beauty of its Wye Valley location. For that matter, when he commissioned ecclesiastical architect Thomas Johnson of Lichfield to build a Tudor-style home for him, with stunning views of Water-cum-Jolly and the surrounding countryside, he probably didn’t imagine that hundreds of blushing brides, nervous grooms and wedding guests would be happily roaming his house and gardens in the years to come. This lovely Derbyshire home and the cottages surrounding have been the subject of a painstaking restoration over many years by their owner since the late 1970s, Bobby Hull-Bailey, and

the gardens have been recreated following the plans of their original Victorian designer, Edward Kemp. The gardens are open to visitors from Spring Bank Holiday to August

Bank Holiday with a small entrance fee which includes light refreshments. Since the gardens must occasionally close for weddings, however, please call or email before setting off.

For further information visit www.cressbrookhall.co.uk

Cressbrook Hall A unique and flexible wedding venue in a stunning Peak District location. Cressbrook Hall perches high on the south face of the Wye Valley close to Monsal Dale. Surrounded by formal gardens, the newly restored Orangery, Granary and Conservatory provide charming celebration venues amidst dramatic scenery for up to 95 guests. At Cressbrook there are no off-the-shelf wedding packages, only excellent service and valuable experience to help you create your perfect day.

Tel. 01298 871289 www.cressbrookhall.co.uk Cressbrook Hall, Near Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 8SY Email: stay@cressbrookhall.co.uk Fax: 01298 871854

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So what’s New up at the

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Old House?

fter a cold chilly start to spring and much dusting and cleaning of our collection, Bakewell Old House Museum has thrown open its doors to welcome in visitors from across the globe. Anita Spencer, manager, said, “French and German exchange students visited us in the first few weeks of opening. The French group arrived on our first day! That really kept us on our toes. China, Western Australia and visitors from the USA (“wonderfully done and very interesting”) have all enjoyed what this hidden gem of a museum has to offer. The Derbyshire Friendship Force, and 15 friends from Detroit, will be enjoying lunch and a guided tour here in June”. A family from Cheshire, a little nearer home, commented, “ A very good day out. I want to go again as there is so much to see”. There is a lot to see and the museum has much cause to celebrate this year. The Bakewell and District Historical Society was formed to save the building from demolition 60 years ago. Trevor Brighton, President of BDHS, wrote, “ We will remember with gratitude those who founded the society and saved the Old House for future generations to enjoy”. The society members will be enjoying a celebratory lunch at Thornbridge Hall in June this year.

The museum is very much a part of the local community and is staffed by one part-time manager and around 100 volunteers. Anita said, “We are always looking for new people to help out in a variety of ways. There are opportunities to be involved in the textile team, behind the scenes, maintenance, marketing, social media and representing the museum at outside events. I am currently seeking confident people of any age, willing to volunteer to parade in historic costume around the town as a visual reminder that we are here”. The museum houses over 9,500 artifacts, including costumes, tools, cameras, ceramics, medical equipment, toys, a blacksmith’s forge, a display relating to DP Battery and specialist exhibitions on WWI and WWII. All in this beautiful Tudor building with beamed ceilings and large open fireplaces. Children’s hands-on activities, dressing up box, quizzes, trails and handling collection all help keep families entertained along with courtyard games. Open daily from 11am – 4pm until the 5th November the museum is well worth a visit. Reasonably priced at £3.50 Adult, £2 child, £10 family tickets.

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opton Hall, dating back to 1414, lies on the edge of the White Peak National Park. Spencer has virtually restored the formal gardens and created many new and interesting features including the one-acre walled garden in which we have planted over 2000 roses in 40 individual beds surrounded by 5000 neatly trimmed box plants. Follow the 2 km of meandering paths along the croquet lawn and rosewalk, around. Two ornamental ponds

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lead to the wildlife lake, Arboretum, Laburnum tunnel, Birch Avenue and more, creating a wonderful Summer Spectacular with visual surprises at each corner.

Cunningham Place, Off North Church Street, Bakewell, DE45 1DD

A FUN DAY OUT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

Open every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 17th June until 28th August.

10.30am with last admittance at 4.00pm.

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Admissions £4.00 per person.

Group Visits, Quizzes, Award Winning Rat Trail &

Five hundred years of History

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Parking and children up to 16 free.

Tea room at the top of the walled garden serving homemade cakes.

Please wear appropriate footwear.

Wheelchairs will experience some difficulty.

We regret we cannot accept dogs except guide dogs.

Tel: 01629 540923 Hopton Hall, Hopton, Nr Carsington Water DE4 4DF

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Summer in the Peaks and Dales is an annual visitor guide produced by the Peak Advertiser and offered with our compliments. Based in Bakewell, we have been providing a loyal readership with features of local and historic interest for over 30 years. With the support of our many advertisers and wonderful visitor attractions, this magazine is prepared through the short days of winter for distribution in early spring. Even early-bird guests can make the best of their stay as we all look forward to a summer to remember. Here you will find accommodation to suit both your preferences and your budget, whether multi-star hotels or country cottages, B&Bs, holidays on the farm, campsites, YHAs or down-to-earth bunk barns, farm barns and camping barns. Our lovely hills and dales offer thousands of miles of signposted footpaths as well as the precious freedom of open access land, famously achieved within living memory through Mass Trespasses – bruising encounters between ramblers and armed gamekeepers (the ramblers finally won their cause.) Proud as we are of our pedigree, we never rest on our laurels even as we hold on to a packed calendar of strange and ancient customs. Our annual well dressing ceremonies and colourful country shows are very special indeed. Should you want to talk to the animals … and who doesn’t from time to time? … let us surprise you with ostriches, llamas or alpacas, herds of deer, birds of prey, lazy fat trout and runner ducks – even meerkats. Back to two legs and you could be treading in the footsteps of the famous. If we may be permitted to name drop, a short list of residents and visitors might include Mary, Queen of Scots, Little John, Bonnie Prince Charlie and his Highlanders, Daniel Defoe, Charlotte Brontë, Dr Johnson, Izaak Walton, Florence Nightingale and Sir Maurice Oldfield (the real-life ‘M’). The great naturalist Sir Joseph Banks and his Southsea islander protégé, Omai, carved their initials inside one of Castleton’s show caverns.

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ord and Lady Manners welcome visitors to the 2014 season at Haddon Hall - one of England’s finest examples of a fortified manor house, located just a few miles from Bakewell. Dating from 12th to 17th century, it is the ancestral home of the Manners family and Dukes of Rutland and has been in continuous family ownership for over nine hundred years. The house and grounds offer visitors a packed 2014 season with events throughout the year including guided tours, Tudor workshops, children’s activity weekend, as well as Halloween evenings, and Christmas candlelit tours later in the year. Haddon’s glorious historic garden, famed for its roses, is another visitor highlight and this year for the first time ever, the garden is open every day. The hall is open to the public for visitors to explore and take in the new

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planting schemes, as well as some of the finest Derbyshire countryside views. The garden was redesigned by Chelsea Gold Award-winning garden designer Arne Maynard, whose planting schemes include the reintroduction of the rare, native Derbyshire orchids which have been chosen to create an extension of the ancient ecology of Haddon Hall. “Visitors will be able to appreciate the serious consideration that’s behind the redesign of the gardens here at Haddon,” says Lord Edward Manners. “They are now relevant to the period in which they were first developed, but with modern additions which create such beautiful areas to enjoy. I am delighted with the new look of the gardens and more so that visitors can enjoy them throughout the season this year.” There is also the Haddon Museum, a fully licensed restaurant and a gift shop in the Gatehouse for visitors to enjoy. Haddon Hall and its gardens are open daily from May to September, with late night summer opening until 8pm every Thursday throughout June and July. For full details and updates on 2014 openings and events, visit: www.haddonhall.co.uk

We also warmly invite you to share in the friendly bustle of some of the most attractive market towns in Britain, with their top-class restaurants, tearooms, takeaways and shops both modern and traditional – not to mention downright intriguing. A brief shopping list of delectable local specialities could include world-famous puddings and pies, farm produce, award-winning ice creams and beers. And at the end of the day, we truly have stars in our eyes. For an unforgettable experience during the long warm nights of summer, The Dark Skies movement (www.nationaltrust.org.uk/darkskies) will point you in the right direction for gazing into the distant yonder … to infinity and beyond … Back to daylight and terra firma, we and our advertisers wish all friends and visitors a wonderful summer in the Peaks and Dales, with a lifelong invitation to return. Julie Bunting Front cover picture: Cromford Mill pond, Cromford General editorial supplied by Julie Bunting Published by Peak Advertiser, Orme Court, Granby Road, Bakewell DE45 1ES Tel: 01629 812159 www.peak-advertiser.co.uk All rights reserved: reproduction in whole or in part without written consent is strictly prohibited. The publishers do not accept responsibility for any views expressed, or statements made, in signed contributions or in advertisement, or for incorrect claims made by any advertiser. The publishers reserve the right to refuse any advertising deemed unsuitable for any reason.

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The Visitor Centre, Bakewell

Tourist Information AND VISITOR CENTRES Ashbourne TiC

13 Market Place Ashbourne DE6 1EU Tel: 01335 343666

Bakewell Visitor Centre Old Market Hall Bridge Street Bakewell DE45 1DS Tel: 01629 816558

Buxton

Pavilion Gardens St John’s Road Buxton SK17 6XN Tel: 01298 25106

Castleton Visitor Centre Buxton Road Castleton S33 8WN Tel: 01629 816572

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Matlock Bath

Manifold Valley

Upper Derwent TiC

The Moorland Centre Fieldhead Edale S33 7ZA Tel: 01433 670207

Visitor Information Point: Hulme End near Hartington SK17 0EZ Tel: 01298 84679

Matlock

Visitor Information Point: Peak Rail Shop, Matlock Station, Matlock DE4 3NA

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Visitor Information Point: Peak District Mining Museum The Pavilion Matlock Bath DE4 3NR

Fairholmes Bamford Hope Valley S33 0AQ Tel: 01433 650953

Wirksworth

Visitor Information Point: Ecclesbourne Valley Railway Station Road Wirksworth DE4 4FB Tel: 01629 823076


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Luxury Pinelodge Holidays… in the heart of the Derbyshire Peak District Whether you want an exciting activity holiday, a relaxing break or a romantic weekend away in the Derbyshire Peak District, there is no better place to stay than in one of our two very individual 5-star award winning parks. Both Darwin Forest Country Park near Matlock and Sandybrook Country Park near Ashbourne have their own unique character and feature high quality self-catering lodges in a beautiful setting. Visit our new websites for further information: www.darwinforest.co.uk www.sandybrook.co.uk or call 01629 732428 for a brochure. If you are considering buying your own holiday home in the Peak District, we also have lodges for sale on both parks.

Little Monkeys, which is situated at Darwin Forest, is a mega indoor play centre for younger children – the state of the art building offers a world of fun with a ball pit, lots of slides, bridges, tubes and tunnels for children to explore while their parents can sit and relax in the café. Little Monkeys also offers children’s party packages with food and party bags. Opening times 10 – 6pm 7 days a week (7pm Fri.) Call 01629 736212 for more information or visit www.little-monkeys.co.uk

You don't have to be a guest at Darwin Forest to visit the Foresters bar and restaurant which provides a wide menu using locally sourced fresh produce. Foresters was recently voted the best Family Friendly Venue in the prestigious Derbyshire Food and Drink Awards. Tel 01629 736225 to book a table.

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Longacre Fishery

The story of

Kathy and Andrew welcome you to their coarse fishery situated on Foxholes Lane in the picturesque village of Tansley, set in the Derbyshire Peak District, just three miles from the centre of Matlock. OUR COMPLEX PROVIDES top quality coarse fishing, complemented with a specially designed angler’s restroom with toilet facilities. Peg 11 provides a great range of drinks and snacks. These are for sale throughout the day, for both anglers and passing visitors. A full range of fishing tackle and bait is also on sale and a tackle hire service is available.

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Eyam

hen local historian and collector Clarence Daniel died in 1987, his collection became the inspiration for Eyam Museum, which opened in 1994 in the old Methodist Chapel. Lottery funding and local enthusiasm allowed it to expand into the success it is today. The central theme is the 1665 outbreak of Bubonic Plague. This tragic story, including accounts of individual families, is illustrated with dramatic paintings, graphics and models. The display includes remedies for the plague which seem bizarre to us today, and the latest research into the nature of the disease is presented. The story continues with the recovery, and the development of industries such as mining and quarrying, cotton, silk, and shoes. This includes a dramatic diorama of an

old lead mine, and a display of fine local fossils and minerals. Our Eyam Connections Room opened in 2012. It contains the prehistory of the Eyam area and a rather chilling display on 17th century medicine. A major new display commemorating the centenary of the

outbreak of World War One opened in Spring 2014, based on the experiences of local servicemen and their families. The display will run for at least two years. There is a free car park - come and see us!

and novices alike are all welcome and

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a full and comprehensive range of facilities are available to meet the additional needs of disabled anglers

Hawkhill Road, Eyam, Derbyshire

A FULL RANGE of fishing options are open to suit every angler’s needs, with full day, half day and evening tickets available. Our fishery is well stocked with a variety of 24 different species of quality coarse fish, including mirror, common, ghost and grass carp, barble, golden and green tench, bream and chubb, together with roach.

The pool has spectacular views of Riber Castle, Crich Stand and the Derwent Valley and is set on a quiet English country lane, surrounded by wildlife.

Holiday Accommodation

WORLD WAR ONE ~ A SECOND SACRIFICE This major new exhibition commemorates the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War in 1914

Learn about The Plague

A FULLY FURNISHED, self-contained flat accommodating two

The 1665 outbreak of plague in Eyam killed over a third of the population.

people is open all year round and available for anglers or holiday-

See the story dramatically told, with the tragic stories of individual families. See how the village recovered, with the development of local industries.

makers wishing to enjoy a country break. Further information and booking facilities available on our website.

Tel: 01629 760631 / 07703 065326 Longacre Fishery, Foxholes Lane, Tansley, Matlock DE4 5LF

www.longacrefishery.co.uk

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OPEN UNTIL 2ND NOVEMBER 2014 Tuesday-Sunday and Bank Holidays 10.00am-4.30pm (last tickets at 4.00pm) tel/fax: 01433 631371 www.eyam.org.uk


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A LIFETIME OF EXPERIENCE IN EVERY BOTTLE SOLD Established in 2004, John Hattersley Wines, Bakewell aim to share their passion and knowledge for all things wine related to both the public and trade.

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e currently have over 700 different wines on our shelves which we have carefully selected by dedicated tasting and travelling (yes, it’s a tough job!) over the years to bring the best quality and value to you. With this comes a vast wealth of knowledge ready to share with you, as we have noticed our customers are wanting to know more about the wines they enjoy. From finding out about the

vineyards, the processes involved even down to the name of the vineyard’s dog! We want you to come in, browse, ask questions and enjoy the wine buying experience. Our wines start from £5.95 a bottle and we always have value offers on mixed cases or wines we think you should know about. We regularly have wines open to taste in the shop. We even bring the wine makers to you, holding tasting events in our upstairs tasting room, so you can try the wines and put your questions directly to the producer. These are relaxed social events although we may try to sell you a bottle or two. If you would like us to hold your

wine event here, we can accommodate you and your friends or colleagues, whether it’s team building or a fun social you are

WINE KNOWLEDGE… As a team we are WSET trained to diploma level – the leading and most recognised wine educational programme. These are popular courses for wine enthusiasts and professionals alike and we have recently joined forces with WSET to run a number of courses in our

after, let us tailor-make the ideal occasion. Or if you prefer let us bring the event to you at your premises. Our team is on hand to advise on how to taste and what to look for. Prices from £15 per head, all wines included. “It’s about finding what you like… finding a wine that suits you,” says John. We have a wealth of knowledge which we want you to dip into, so you walk away with the perfect bottle (or case!) of wine every time. specially designed tasting room here at The Wine Warehouse, Bakewell. These will be small friendly groups (max 15 people) and are a great opportunity to expand your wine knowledge and enhance your wine experience. We are offering 2 levels of qualification and these will be delivered by Manchester based wine training specialists – please contact us for full dates and details.

The local independent wine merchant in Bakewell john hattersley

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ask for advice on our... Quality everyday drinking wines from around the world Bordeaux direct from France All the French, Spanish & Italian greats & New World classics Wines for any occasion & event, ask about free glass hire Wine tasting room available for corporate/social/wine club meetings Venue for WSET wine education Free local delivery within 20 miles of our shop (minimum order applies)

Open Monday to Friday 9.30am til 5pm. Saturday 9.30am til 4pm (wines open to taste)

The Wine Warehouse, Milford, Bakewell, DE45 1DX www.johnhwines.co.uk | 01629 815255

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SCOTLAND NURSERIES

Garden Centre WE ARE OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK Monday to Saturday 9am-5.30pm and Sunday 10am-4.30pm

Garden Centre • Restaurant • Farm Shop • Chocolaterie • Aquatics Centre • Garden Furniture showroom

A breath of fresh air! Award-winning Farm Shop (Best Deli in Derbyshire 2013 awarded at Bakewell Show) The Heathers Restaurant with outdoor terrace The Chocolate Shop Café (Finalist Best Tea Rooms in Derbyshire – Derbyshire Food & Drink Awards 2013)

The Garden Centre Located in beautiful Derbyshire, we offer expert advice from knowledgeable staff. Come and view our superb plants, alpines, herbaceous perennials, herbs, trees and shrubs and everything for your garden.

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The Gift Shop Set within an old Victorian barn, our ever changing gift shop offers an excellent array of seasonal giftware, cards, clothing and jewellery. Lots of tempting gifts for you, your home and garden.


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www.scotlandnurseries.net Garden Centre 01629 583036 • Chocolaterie 01629 583036 • Restaurant 01629 582349 Farm Shop 01629 583036 • Aquatics 01629 593415 • Garden Furniture Offers 01629 583081

The Farm Shop

The Heathers Restaurant

Awarded ‘Best Deli in Derbyshire 2013’ at Bakewell Show. Offering fresh local produce from established local businesses, including meat, pies, bread, milk, vegetables, jams, wines, ales, coffee beans, tea and much more.

Serving morning coffee, breakfast, lunches and afternoon tea. Meals freshly prepared every day for you by our talented chefs. Come and try one of our famous scones, made in our bakery every morning... delicious!

HowTo Find Us Butterley Lane, Tansley, Matlock DE4 5GF (Situated on the B6014 between Tansley village and Ogston Reservoir)

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The Chocolate Shop Café

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Finalist in The Best Tearoom in Derbyshire - Derbyshire Food & Drink 2013. Local handmade chocolates, hot chocolate, Italian coffees, fresh leaf teas and a tempting assortment of cakes and teabreads.

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Castleton

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o be in this part of England in summer is a joy. Our Peaks and Dales are blessed by scenery from sublime to spectacular … and, literally, breathtaking. We can take you to the skies or deep underground, or offer places to swim, dive or paddle, ride on two wheels or four, and trek, clamber, scramble and climb to your heart’s content, all in and around the Peak District National Park, the first to be so designated in Britain. You may have heard that we have both a Dark Peak and a White Peak. The difference is geological: gritstone versus limestone, hence the various shades of our distinctive drystone walls. Gnarly gritstone ‘edges’ provide breathtaking vistas beloved of ramblers, rock climbers and photographers, while limestone areas offer a gentler sweeping beauty with bubbling crystal rivers and streams.

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Then there is the High Peak, nowhere loftier than the vast Kinder plateau, familiar to well-prepared walkers following the long-distance Pennine Way. Open access allows the less ambitious to go just as far as they like. The Kinder moors are the last resting place of WW2 aircraft so naturally have tales of ghosts, not to mention

Mam Tor

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a stroppy mermaid who, if visited on a certain night of the year, may promise everlasting life. Back on the beaten track lies the village of Castleton, guarded by Peveril or Peak Castle, built by a son of William the Conqueror. Royalty and noblemen came here to hunt boar and deer in the Royal Forest of the Peak, then eat, drink and be merry.

Castleton in May

But the castle dungeons echo with the shades of lowborn poachers who suffered punishments too gruesome for us to describe. Castleton still has a King in fact, who during the annual Garland Ceremony surveys his village on horseback from within a gigantic smothering of flowers. Local show caves offer subterranean boat-rides, an underground village, a bottomless pit and a pillar of Blue John, a unique mineral displayed to beautiful effect in the village museum. Arthur Conan Doyle wrote of the High Peak: ‘All this country is hollow. Could you strike it with some gigantic hammer it would boom like a drum.’ And our legendary ‘shivering mountain’, Mam Tor, may not have stopped quivering yet. It is also one of several Peak District high points favoured by The Dark Skies movement (www.nationaltrust.org.uk/darkskies), so gear up for a magical night to remember.

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Distant views from these hills sweep towards the Upper Derwent reservoirs, last resting place of two drowned villages. During WW2 the dams were a training ground for the Dambuster Squadron, perfecting their famous ‘bouncing bombs’. If you fancy reaching for the sky yourself, glider hire and introductory flying lessons are only a wing-beat away. Or you could soar skywards by hot-air balloon or hang glider.

Going back to that mermaid, we just happen to have a captive specimen in Buxton Museum & Art Gallery, along with prehistoric and Roman finds, the tricky tools of a local Houdini, glorious displays of Ashford marble, the (real) heads of two runaway sheep and topnotch art displays. Shades of an outlaw and a doomed queen are also in town, the onceupon-a-time guests of Poole’s Cavern, where a disembodied dragon keeps a rheumy eye on visitors – and visitors need to keep their eyes peeled for poached eggs underfoot.

Middleton Top Cycle Hire

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he High Peak Trail is a great place to start exploring the Peak District either on your own bike or by hiring one of ours. There are miles of traffic free trails through the White Peak to explore at your own pace. However for the fitter and more ambitious there are links to other trails to make longer routes if you wish. If you need to hire a bike there are a wide variety of bikes available plus child seats, tag-alongs and trailer bikes for young children. A cycle helmet is also included free with every bike. However if you want to go a little further, there are more than 300 Km of cycle way in Derbyshire, many of which follow old railways so are

both level and traffic free. A free downloadable leaflet showing the trails together with other helpful information is available at the County Council’s website www.derbyshire.gov.uk/leisure.

HOUSE | GARDEN | FARMYARD | SHOP & EAT | STAY

CHATSWORTH COUNTRY FAIR 29 - 31 AUGUST 2014

All the fun of the fair Three days out in the country offering great fun for all the family, with everything from jousting to daredevil motorcycle displays to vintage vehicles and Highland dancing, there really is something for everyone to enjoy. Tickets are available at www.chatsworthcountryfair.co.uk

Ladybower

Chatsworth Always a pleasure

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CAUDWELL’S MILL

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t Rowsley is a unique, grade II* listed historic roller flour mill. Powered by water from the river Wye, one or more mills have stood on this site for at least 400 years. The present mill was built in 1874 by John Caudwell and run as a family business for over a century. At Caudwell’s Mill, grain was milled by the same process used at the giant modern mills which now provide most of the flour for our bread, but here production was on a scale and at a speed that is both easier to understand and which did not damage the flour. The mill is a complete fascinating automatic ‘machine’ on four floors and usually runs daily. Most of the machinery is earlier than 1914 and is still driven by belts (often leather) and pulleys from line shafts. Elevators and Archimedean screws abound. The mill was originally powered by two water wheels which drove 8 pairs of millstones in the flour mill and 3 pairs in the provender (animal feed) mill. After the installation of the roller mills the water wheels did not provide enough power and water turbines replaced the water wheels. Initially a 35 HP “Trent” turbine was installed in 1887 to drive the flour mill. This was still not powerful enough for the new plant and a

“Francis” turbine of 80 HP replaced it in 1914, driving the flour mill via a line shaft in the cellar. Driving the provender (animal feed) mill and most of the wheat cleaning plant is a 50 HP “Little Giant” installed in 1898, which now generates the electricity used in the mill.

Sunday car boot sales at Bakewell Showground and many more venues as well!

E There are numerous displays, descriptions and hands-on models throughout the mill to make your visit enjoyable and informative. It is ideal to show children those fascinating mechanical features not to be seen elsewhere and to explore how wheat is turned into flour. The mill shop sells over 25 types of flour and 8 types of oat product in sizes from 1 kg to 25 kg, together with yeast and biscuits.

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MILL Here since

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Visit Derbyshire’s Unique Flour Mill The only complete Victorian water turbine-powered roller mill in the country

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Rowsley, Matlock, Derbyshire. DE4 2EB

TELEPHONE 01629 734374 www.caudwellsmill.co.uk

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Treasure Trove Fairs

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stablished in 1992, Treasure Trove Fairs organises weekly car boot sales at the very picturesque Bakewell Showground. Starting at 7am on Sunday mornings, the car boot sales are extremely popular and comprise an Aladdin’s Cave of collectables, antiques, bric-a-brac, clothes, garden tools and all manner of second-hand and sought after wares. On a few Sundays, when the Showground is being used for special events, the car boot sales are held 3 miles along the A6 at Rowsley Sports Field (DE4 2EB). With a stunning backdrop of the Derbyshire countryside, Rowsley also offers a beautifully

picturesque venue. Other car boot sales organised by Treasure Trove Fairs take place at Pleasley Miners’ Welfare, the Twin Oaks Hotel at Palterton, Dinnington Rugby Club, Sherwood Forest Farm Park at Edwinstowe, the BRSA Club at Hollingwood and (during the Winter) at Botany Commercial Park in Mansfield.

Full details are available at www.treasuretrovefairs.co.uk or by ringing 01246 520712 or 01623 629219 or 07966 445452/3

CAR BOOT SALES TREASURE TROVE FAIRS WWW.TREASURETROVEFAIRS.CO.UK THE TWIN OAKS HOTEL (S44 6UZ) – JUNCTION 29 M1 Every Saturday Afternoon & Bank Holiday Monday Afternoons Booters from 10.30am; public from 12.30pm (strict times!!) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------PLEASLEY MINERS’ WELFARE (NG19 7PD) Every Saturday Morning from 8am ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------DINNINGTON RUGBY CLUB (S25 2PB) Every Sunday throughout the Summer from 7am

BAKEWELL SHOWGROUND CAR BOOT SALE (DE45 1AQ) Every Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays from 7am Some Sundays the car boot sales are held at Rowsley Sports Field (DE4 2EB), but it is always well signposted from the Bakewell Showground

SHERWOOD FOREST FARM PARK, EDWINSTOWE (NG21 9HL) HOT NEWS: THORESBY MARKET HAS JOINED THE BUZZING CAR BOOT SALE Every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday from 7am ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------BRSA AT HOLLINGWOOD, NEAR STAVELEY (S43 2HP) Every Wednesday from 7am Tel: (01623) 629219 or (01246) 520712 or 07966 445452 / 3


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at Matlock Farm Park atlock Farm Park provides a great day out with varied activities for all the family. The park has a wide selection of animals to see including Llamas, goats, peacocks and red deer, to name but a few. The pet rabbits are always a favourite with the children as is the opportunity to feed the young lambs (seasonable). Children will learn about the countryside, experience the many joys of the farm and have tremendous fun as they do so. There are specially designed playgrounds and even a go-kart for the kids. Adults have plenty of places to relax too, should they wish. The real stars at Matlock Farm Park are the animals. From the sheep and cows to Freddie the red deer and George and Pepper the tortoises, they are all happy to make new friends and welcome you back time after time.

Children can get up close with all the animals and can get right into the rabbit pens to pet the rabbits and Guinea pigs. Why not buy a bag of feed and have the sheep eating out of your hand. When the new lambs and goat kids arrive we are happy to let children bottle feed them. If horses and ponies are your favourites, try the pony rides around the farm and forest, from £25 for one hour, which includes entry to the Farm Park for the rider. See website for booking details. To round off your day, visit our Garden Room Caféß. It serves a wide range of tasty snacks, hot and cold drinks, full meals and locally sourced produce.

We are a family-friendly open farm with lots of animals to see and pet. We also offer horse riding lessons and offroad pony treks.

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Open 7 days a week 10.00am – 4.30pm Jaggers Lane, Nr Two Dales, Matlock DE4 5LH Telephone 01246 590200 www.matlockfarmpark.co.uk

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here is a bumper year lined up at Crich Tramway Village to celebrate 50 years of running electric trams at Crich. A new temporary exhibition ‘The making of Crich’ has opened next to the ‘Survive and Thrive the Electric Era’ exhibition in the Derby Assembly Rooms. The exhibition displays pictures of the site’s gradual development and will hopefully answer that common question ‘Why is there a Tram Museum in Crich?’ The children’s indoor soft play area has been refurbished with an exciting new design and visitors will finally be able to alight the tram at Glory Mine and walk up to Crich Memorial Stand, or enjoy the breath-taking views. New for 2014, the experienced guides are offering daily tours so visitors will be able to find out even more about the site, its history, restorations projects and the trams. This year the annual events have had a major shake-up. There are some exciting new events such as the ‘Best of Sheffield’ which will celebrate all things Sheffield and see the launch of Sheffield 510 back

in to service. Some of the popular events have been extended to run for a whole week such as ‘Beside the Seaside’ and ‘Starlight Specials’. There are also the regular themed favourites such as the Edwardian and 1940s events. Don’t forget, visitors still get 12 months’ free entry with all full price tickets so there is even more reason to make a return to Crich. Crich Tramway Village is open daily until 2nd November 2014. It is situated near Matlock, Derbyshire, eight miles from M1 junction 28. Admission prices: Adult £13.00. Senior £10.50. Child (4-15) £.8.00. Family (2 adults, 3 children) £35.00 Information line 01773 854321 www.tramway.co.uk.


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Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

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ith its headquarters in the fine old Peak District market town of Wirksworth, the Ecclesboume Valley

line, at nine miles, is Derbyshire’s longest heritage railway. The line runs through some of the most pleasant scenery in the White Peak, from its

joint station with the main line at Duffield to its northern terminus at Ravenstor, close to the High Peak Trail and the National Stone Centre. The

line provides services mainly operated by heritage diesel railcars, with four trains a day on summer weekends and on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the high summer. The timetable is designed to connect with East Midlands Trains’ services to and from Derby and Nottingham. Visitors may wish to take advantage of a ‘zigzag choo choo’ all Day Rover Ticket issued by the railway and Trent Barton, providing an excellent opportunity for discount travel through the beautiful Derbyshire countryside by bus and rail. Steam hauled services are also operated at peak periods, please call us to check what is running. If you would prefer to see the line from the driver’s cab or realise a childhood dream by taking the controls of one of our heritage steam or diesel locomotives, then you can book that day to remember direct on our website. We offer a range of experiences to suit any occasion and budget. Wirksworth Station, Station Road, Wirksworth, Derbyshire DE4 4FB Tel: 01629 823076 E: ticketoffice@e-v-r.com www.e-v-r.com

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halgo is a truly exclusive product range, which you will not find in many retail outlets. This is used by some of the top hotels and spa’s around the world and we are privileged to offer our guests this truly exceptional range of products. All of our spa therapists are employed by the hotel and trained by Thalgo directly. We have been awarded the Thalgo Platinum Spa award in 2012 for excellence in beauty. The Spa is open for residents and non-residents 7 days a week - subject to availability.

The Spa at Losehill House The Spa facilities at Losehill House offer; a tranquil indoor heated pool with panoramic views over Winhill and the Hope Valley. Dedicated changing rooms and showers, alongside our peaceful sauna and the fantastic outdoor hot tub on the terrace a real joy in all seasons! These wet facilities are complemented by a suite of three Spa Treatment rooms where you can enjoy an extensive range of spa treatments using luxurious Thalgo products.

Losehill House Hotel & Spa, Lose Hill Lane, Edale Road, Hope, Derbyshire S33 6AF www.losehillhouse.co.uk e: info@losehillhouse.co.uk Tel: 01433 621219

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CONTEMPORARY ART Paintings Prints Sculpture Ceramics Jewellery Glass At gallerytop, we bring together the work of artists and designers with people searching for beautiful things for their homes. We make it easy and enjoyable for you to buy original art including painting, limited edition prints, sculpture, ceramics, glass and jewellery. We also curate eight exhibitions a year presenting some of the very best artwork available in the UK. Everything we sell is made by an artist or creative professional so each product is unique and exclusive to you. The gallery is open six days a week, Tuesday to Sunday 10am until 5pm (closed Mondays). Check our website for more information about exhibitions and events. You can e-mail us on info@gallerytop.co.uk or call us on 01629 735580 - we'd love to hear from you. Better still, call into the gallery and see the work in person.

01629 735580 We offer the Own Art scheme to spread the cost of buying contemporary art.

Bring this code F714to the gallery during May to August 2014 to claim a 5% discount on your first purchase of selected artwork. e-mail info@gallerytop for more details

CHATSWORTH RD, ROWSLEY, DERBYSHIRE DE4 2EH 01629 735580 INFO@GALLERYTOP.CO.UK WWW.GALLERYTOP.CO.UK

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The Dome, Buxton

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uxton is one of England’s most handsome spa towns, with palatial former hydros and a lovely Victorian Opera House. The record-breaking Devonshire Dome, built as a ducal riding school and now part of Derby University campus, is freely open to visitors simply by asking at reception. Buxton thermal water surfaces as a free-flowing gift at St Anne’s Well in the Crescent – just bring a plastic bottle or two and help yourself. Buxton Spa public swimming pool boasts therapeutically blue, natural mineral water and can be reached through the river gardens. To see the river Wye put to a very strange use indeed, come to Ashford in the Water in late May for the annual sheepwash. The river Derwent flows past stately Chatsworth, ‘Palace of the Peak’ and home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. Pack a picnic and wander freely through the vast park, roamed by herds of deer and countless flocks

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Thermal Waters AND A PALACE OF ADVENTURE of sheep. Chatsworth Farmyard and Adventure Playground will captivate young visitors for hours, while the temptations of the award-winning Chatsworth Farm Shop are just a short drive away. The estate village of Edensor has tearooms and a not-tobe missed church; a sister of President Kennedy is buried in Edensor

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churchyard. On a lighter note, we challenge you to find the local ha-ha (you may need a dictionary). A few miles to the south-west stands Haddon Hall, regarded as the most authentic unspoilt manor house in England and home to Lord Edward Manners, descendant of the take-nononsense ‘King of the Peak’, Sir George Vernon. The elopement of his daughter, Dorothy Vernon, and John Manners has passed into legend. Haddon Hall is a regular location for

Edensor Village

film and television hits including Princess Bride and Jane Eyre. Horsedrawn coaches for period productions are likely to be provided by Red House Working Carriage Museum and Stables at Darley Dale. From nearby Rowsley take a short drive (or steepish trek) to the atmospheric Nine Ladies stone circle on Stanton Moor, apparently a group of dancers and their fiddler all turned to stone for dancing on the Sabbath. Back in Rowsley village, Caudwell’s historic water-powered flour mill – a recent TV star – is in regular action for visitors (flour on sale, naturally). The cobbled mill-yard houses tearooms, a Craft Gallery and shop, plus a cluster of craft workshops. Rowsley has yet more to offer: where once was a bustling railway station welcoming royal visitors to nearby stately homes, we now have the extensive Peak Village shopping centre with its lively special events and car boot sales.

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Hassle-free Shopping in the Heart of the Peaks

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estled in the hills of Derbyshire in t he small picturesque village of Rowsley and just a stone’s throw from the world famous Chatsworth House is Peak Shopping Village.

The Village has a regular and varied events programme too. Why not try your hand at Bird Box making with the RSPB, enjoy a special Vintage shopping weekend or join in with the fantastic Peak Magic Festival!

At the Village you’ll find national retailers such as Pavers Shoes, Cotton Traders and Leading Labels mingling with quality independents.

On site refreshments are offered by Massarella’s restaurant and The Terrace Tea Rooms. Enjoy light bites and freshly prepared daily specials as well as a tempting array of cakes and pastries.

Open every day except Christmas Day, visit for great value and choice in fashion and accessories, homeware, gifts, outdoor clothing and equipment. Peak Shopping Village is also home to Bamfords Auctioneers and Valuers with regular auctions and antiques valuation days from TV’s James Lewis. Come and join in the auction fun!

Peak Shopping Village is also the perfect destination for groups, with generous incentives, easy drop-off points and FREE coach parking.

Open every day except Christmas Day, visit for great value and choice in fashion and accessories, homeware, gifts, outdoor clothing and equipment...

For more information on shopping, offers and events: Visit www.peakshoppingvillage.com or email us: info@peakshoppingvillage.com. If you’d like to keep up-to-date with Village news and events, follow us on Facebook or Twitter. Peak Shopping Village can be found on Chatsworth Road, Rowsley, Derbyshire DE4 2JE.

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Calver Sough Nurseries and GARDEN ROOM CAFÉ Specialist Garden Centre in the Heart of the Peak District

Summer at Calver!

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ummer is on its way and it’s time to look at freshening up our gardens.

The knowledgeable and friendly team at Calver Sough

Nurseries are standing by with lots of fabulous ideas. For the last 31 years this independent garden centre, run by the Shaw family, has been supplying top quality plants and garden sundries. There is so much more to discover including giftware, confectionery, Bronnley, Weleda, Wax Lyrical and new for this season is the pet department which stocks a

comprehensive range of Petface, James Wellbeloved and Royal Canin products. The Café is a must for anyone visiting the garden centre. The Garden Room Café creates delicious light bites that bring the outdoors in. All of our produce is homemade using local, fresh seasonal ingredients that celebrate all that is good about the British summer garden. Open every day, with ample free parking Calver Sough

Nurseries is the perfect spot for combining a delicious lunch

Specialist Garden Centre in the Heart of the Peak District. with shopping for inspirational garden ideas and gifts.

Now's the time to choose from a wide range of stunning flowers to add a flourish and splendour to your garden.

Calver Garden Centre and CAFÉ A GREAT DAY OUT

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Calver Crossroads, Calver S32 3XH

Tel: 01433 630692

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Don’t miss our exciting new competition for all the family

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6th & 7th Plus Dedicated Equestrian Day Aug 5th at The Showground, Bakewell

For more information about our competition, other attractions and reduced price pre-show tickets call

01629 812736 or go to

www.bakewellshow.org Remember KIDS GO FREE!

...AND LOOK WHO’S BACK THIS YEAR!

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RICHARD WHITTLESTONE WILDLIFE GALLERY

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he Richard Whittlestone Wildlife Gallery is to be found in the village of Pilsley on the glorious Chatsworth Estate. A former farm building with mellow stone and exposed beams, it has been converted into a fabulous gallery which shows off Richard’s work perfectly. As always , there is a comprehensive selection of fine original paintings, limited edition prints and greetings cards. Born in 1963, Richard began painting at the age of five and sold his first picture when thirteen, with his first exhibition coming a year later. Working mainly in acrylics, he turned professional in 1988 when he made the Peak District his home. His love of nature comes across in

his beautifully detailed wildlife paintings and all his works carry his trademark, a tiny fly – but it takes a keen eye to spot it! Richards paintings hang in Castle Howard, Woburn Abbey and Chatsworth House. Besides showing work in his own gallery here in the Peak District, Richard exhibits in Norfolk, Scotland and London and is regularly commissioned by the R.S.P.B. to produce paintings for their Christmas cards. With fabulous views looking across to Curbar Edge, the galley is well worth a visit. Opening times are 10am – 5pm Tuesday to Saturday, or by appointment on 01246 582720. www.richardwhittlestone.co.uk

reak Cliff Cavern is a genuine wonder in the heart of the Peak District. Treak Cliff Hill is the only place in the world where Blue John Stone naturally occurs. The mineral Blue John Stone is a unique banded form of Fluorspar. It is believed it was originally given its name from the French “bleu et jaune” – the “blue

you will see incredible veins of the stone across the cavern roof and hear about the recent amazing discovery of the ‘lost vein’ of Blue John that had been missing for almost 70 years. Your guide will point out fossils in the limestone rock which formed the hillside above you 330 million years ago. The guided tour descends even

“some of the finest stalactites in the Peak District”

and yellow” stone. It was mined in the eighteenth century with the Derbyshire folk coining the name. Treak Cliff Cavern continues to mine, process and manufacture ornamental items and jewellery from Blue John Stone today. We also have some of the finest stalactites in the Peak District. Your guide will explain how miners in the 1750s constructed a tunnel using only hand tools to reach the Blue John Stone deposits inside the hill, and

deeper into the hill where you will experience the wonder of underground limestone cave formations. Multi-coloured flowstone adorns the walls of Aladdin’s Cave. Stalactites and stalagmites decorate Fairyland and the Dream Cave. The most famous formation is “The Stork”. During your tour the guide will explain where Blue John Stone came from, how water made the caverns and how stalactites are formed.

RICHARD WHITTLESTONE WILDLIFE GALLERY Home of Blue John Stone Treak Cliff Cavern is an underground wonderland of rocks, minerals and fossils. It is home to the unique Blue John Stone and the finest stalactites in the Peak District. Visitors can work with our craftsmen to polish a piece of Blue John and make a mineral specimen or a different shaped jewel stone. Dogs are welcome at Treak Cliff Cavern at all times. Telephone 01433 621487 www.bluejohnstone.com Polish your own dates for 2014: Saturday 24th May to Sunday 1st June Saturday 19th July to Sunday 7th September Saturday 18th October to Sunday 2nd November

Broomes Barns, Pilsley, Chatsworth, DE45 1PF 01246 582720 www.richardwhittlestone.co.uk

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BAKEWELL farmers’ markets D

erbyshire Dales District Council's multi award-winning Bakewell Farmers’ Market is the second largest in the country and a massive success story. It is based mainly under cover at the District Council's Agricultural Business Centre in the heart of Bakewell, voted as the second best town in Britain by The Times newspaper. Generally held on the last Saturday of every month from 9am to 2pm, Bakewell Farmers' Market is dedicated

to encouraging and maintaining environmental sustainability, so most stallholders come from within a 30 mile radius of Bakewell, though some speciality producers trading in foods such as smoked mackerel are allowed to attend from up to 100 miles away. While there are some crafts, most of the stalls are dedicated to food and drink, with old favourites like real ales, wines, mushrooms, large vegetable stalls, rare breeds of pork, buffalo meat, ice cream, bread, jams and preserves. Look out too for fresh fish,

Mediterranean food, locally grown chilli products, sweet and savoury muffins, goat's meat, game, honey, rape seed oil, a selection of cheeses, and locally milled flour. Also look out for stalls serving pizzas and ostrich burgers. When the Farmers' Markets in Bakewell started in 2000, there were just 28 producers. This number has expanded gradually over the years to more than 75 stalls today, a number bettered only by Winchester. Now a spectacular event on the Derbyshire Dales and Peak District calendar, the market celebrated its 10th birthday in 2010 by welcoming its 500,000th visitor. The atmosphere generated is first class and the spin-off is that local hotels and businesses in and around Bakewell reap the benefits of the trade generated by the Farmers' Markets. If your visit to the area doesn't coincide with this particular market, please note that the District Council

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The Agricultural Business Centre in the heart of Bakewell, with plenty of parking and easy access. Generally held on the last Saturday of the month from 9am to 2pm

also organises a weekly stallmarket in Bakewell town centre every Monday, maintaining a remarkable tradition that dates back to 1330. For more details about all the District Council's markets in Bakewell, Ashbourne, Matlock and Wirksworth, go online to www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/markets or call the Agricultural Business Centre on 01629 813 777 or email abc@derbyshiredales.gov.uk.

You can also follow the District Council @derbyshiredales on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates on what's happening in the beautiful Derbyshire Dales.

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CONTACT: Tel: 01629 813777 abc@derbyshiredales.gov.uk www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/markets

Find us on Facebook @BakewellFarmersMarket

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larm bells were ringing in my ears. I woke up with a start, the sun bursting through the curtains, warming the face, dancing on my hooded eyelids, disturbing my nocturnal dreams. I reached out, fumbling for the source of the noise. I drew the clock closer to my face trying to read the dial that danced before my eyes. “Damn” I thought. “It’s only 6 o’clock. There’ll be no-one about. It’s not time to get up yet”. Now anyone who knows the writer would tell you this is not the normal response to being woken up at 6 am. Usually, the offending timepiece would have been sent flying across the room followed closely by a tirade of abuse and a plea for “just another few minutes”. This however was no ordinary day. This was day three of my gliding holiday course .... and I was hooked. My course was being run by The Derbyshire and Lancashire Gliding Club at their airfield at Camphill.

Named after the Iron Age enclosure at the south end of our field, Camphill has been the home of The Gliding Club since 1935. The airfield was formed from the fields of Camphill Farm and our clubhouse was once the farmhouse. It is now a listed building. The site is famous in the history of gliding. It was one of only a handful of centres for early gliding in the UK. Most of glidings’ pioneers were at one time members or flew at Camphill. Many National and Regional meets were held here. In 1954, the site hosted the World Gliding Championships. In more recent years the club has played host to the annual Vintage Glider Rally. For one glorious week each year, the skies over Great Hucklow are laden with multi-coloured wooden gliders of yesteryear. The club offers members of the public the opportunity to try gliding all the year round through its Trial

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Lesson scheme. It also runs 5-day residential courses designed to get the absolute beginner into the air and flying an aircraft fast. It is the proud boast of the club that one of its more notable achievements was to teach a deaf person to fly. He went on to join the club and is now one of our most proficient solo pilots. So for just £69 anybody can try this exhilarating sport, flying over some of the most stunning scenery in Britain - The Peak District National Park.


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MATLOCK MEADOWS

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atlock Meadows has been a family run dairy farm for generations and has been producing delicious Italian style ice cream since 2011. Our working dairy farm is open to the public and has a dedicated ice cream parlour, the building and

Visitors are welcome to take a look at the animals (cows, calves, micro pigs, sheep and rabbits) before indulging from our range of 15 delicious flavours of ice cream within our modern, purpose-built coffee shop / ice cream parlour. We also serve a selection of

“Real Dairy Ice cream hand made on our family farm using fresh milk from our dairy cows” equipment for which has been part funded by a DEFRA RDPE grant. All Matlock Meadows ice cream, sorbet and frozen yoghurt are lovingly handmade in small batches with fresh milk from our herd of Holstein Friesian cows.

hot and cold drinks, snacks, cakes, ice cream sundaes and milk shakes, made using fresh locally sourced produce as much as possible. For those who like to shop, we also have a wide range of giftware, books and local produce on sale. Whatever the occasion, we can accommodate group visits of all sizes, birthday party packages and family gatherings. The farm is equipped to host educational school visits, being one of Natural England’s Educational Access Farms. Enjoy Matlock Meadows Ice Cream at your special occasions with our Ice Cream Trailer and Tricycle. To find out further information please contact Matlock Meadows on 01629 760596, email info@matlockmeadows .co.uk or visit www.matlockmeadows.co.uk

“Real Dairy Ice Cream handmade on our family farm using fresh milk from our dairy cows” Ice cream parlour • Hot and cold snacks and drinks Local produce and giftware • Meet the farm animals Group / school visits welcome • Birthday parties Mobile Ice Cream Tricycle and Trailer Indoor and outdoor seating areas Ample car parking • Disabled facilities Find us between Matlock Sainsbury’s and Snitterton SUMMER OPENING: March – October Tuesday to Sunday 10am – 5pm Winter opening – see website Matlock Meadows, Masson Farm, Snitterton Road, Matlock, Derbyshire DE42JG www.matlockmeadows.co.uk Tel: 01629 760596

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On the fabulous Monsal Trail assop Station is a handsome, stone, former railway station on the fabulous Monsal Trail. Incorporating Monsal Trail Cycle Hire & Cafe with a Gift & Bookshop. Why not grab a hearty breakfast here before striking out on the Monsal Trail which runs from Bakewell to Wyedale for 7.5 miles through beauty spots galore. Hire a bike or why not try a tandem or electric bike! The choice is vast from our award winning menu, ranging from bagels to the Full English. Wholesome lunches like Hancock's Pork Pie with Ibbotson's Pickled Onions, a fabulous secret recipe burger or one of our daily specials and plenty of vegetarian options. Our cakes are truly tempting too! In the evening our freshly made stonebaked Pizzas are delicious with a zingy salad and a bowl of skinny fries. Open 7 days a week all year round. 9am to 10pm in the Summer. Lounge on the lovely sun terrace overlooking the trail, we have a large outdoor covered seating area and

are fully licensed. Read the papers all day if you want, the little ones will love the wooden wendy houses, there’s even a trail lookout post and play towers with bridges and slides. Our take-away kiosk serves delicious Hope Valley Ice Cream, hot and cold drinks & treats. Browse the bookshop, our interesting train-related & local book section is popular, not to mention a fabulous Craft & Cookery book section, and hundreds of children’s books and toys. Visit our gifts and craft shop. As well as work for sale by Peak District artists and some beautiful cards, we source quirky, vintage inspired home wares, scarves & jewellery. Large car park, level access throughout, disabled toilet & baby changing facilities. Hassop Station and Monsal Trail Cycle Hire, Bakewell DE45 1NW www.hassopstation.co.uk 01629 815668 for the café, or 01629 810588 for cycle hire. One mile north of Bakewell on the roundabout of the B6001 and the A6020.


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Pool with a View Fancy a dip? This hidden gem in Hathersage is a great place for a family outing or to stop off on a walk or bike ride. An outdoor pleasure - it is the perfect way to enjoy a swim.

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athersage Swimming Pool opened in 1936 as part of the King George V Memorial Field and was made possible as the result of a generous donation from Mr. George Herbert Lawrence, a Sheffield manufacturer of razor blades. The area includes tennis courts, a bandstand, playing field, a sandpit, and of course the 30m by 12m pool. The pool will be open for Night Swims from 7:30pm - 9:30 pm on the 3rd Friday of every month throughout the season. Future plans for repair and improvements to the existing veranda will include a new entrance to allow easier access for all our guests.

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POOL CAFÉ

The pool café serves a variety of homemade hot and cold food, drinks, ice cream and sweets which are available all year round. Eat directly on poolside, inside the café or outside on the large patio area. Please note the café is a privately run business.

For more information please phone: 01433 651159

HOW TO FIND US Satnav: S32 1DU

ADMISSION Water Temperature: 28°C/82°F

Public Admission Public Swim

Adult £6.00

Conc* £4.50

Junior £3.00

Family* £16.00

* Concessions: 65 years and over, disabled swimmer and students. ** Senior Season Tickets are only available to those aged 65 or over.

Tel/Fax: 01433 650843

Families buying 2 adult and 1 junior season ticket at the appropriate full rate will be entitled to purchase further junior season tickets at half price. All adults and children must live at the same address

www.hathersageswimmingpool.co.uk Oddfellows Road, Hathersage, Hope Valley S32 1DU

HIGH SEASON 24th May to 31st August

We would like to acknowledge the valuable financial and technical support we receive from Derbyshire Dales District Council, High Peak Borough Council, Outseats Parish Council and Derbyshire County Primary Care Trust.

PUBLIC SWIM TIMES SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 7:30 – 9:00 / 10:00 – 12:00 / 13:00 – 15:00 / 15:00 – 17:00

PUBLIC SWIM TIMES MONDAY - FRIDAY 7:30 – 9:30 / 10:30 – 12:30 / 13:30 – 15:30 / 17:00 – 19:00 (except Weds) 19:30 – 21:00 Adults Session (Wednesday Only)


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rom springtime into late summer, Peaks and Dales villages dress their wells and springs with stunning floral tableaux in a traditional thanksgiving for fresh water. Well Dressing programmes are freely available from Tourist Information Centres. Actually, we are no longer that short of water. You can practically walk on water in beautiful Dovedale via the picturesque stepping stones. As Byron, a man not easily impressed, wrote, ‘Was you ever in Dovedale? I assure you there are things in Derbyshire as noble as in Greece or Switzerland’. For a full dip, we have public swimming baths at Buxton, Matlock, Bakewell, Wirksworth and Ashbourne. Hathersage offers an open-air heated pool amongst its attractions, another of which is Little John’s (very long) grave in the churchyard. Almost every village hereabouts preserves links to its past, from bullrings to stocks to ancient stone market halls, as at

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Winster, or the world’s smallest detached house in Youlgrave. Maybe that should be Youlgreave or even Youlegrave; with a recordbreaking number of spellings (almost 50 to date), opinion is divided. Whichever, the village lies on the lovely river Bradford, where you are welcome to take a dip in the crystal clear bathing pool just up-river from the hamlet of Bradford. And it won’t cost you a penny!

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Carsington Water offers boat hire and bird watching, exhibitions, shops and restaurants, plus acres of space open to the skies. Speaking of which, it often pays to gaze upwards in our Peaks and Dales. The golden locust at Chelmorton is easy to spot but not so the cat slinking around the tower of Tideswell church – our magnificent ‘Cathedral of the Peak’. A ratty weathervane can only mean Eyam, where the village museum reveals

Well dressing

the true story of a heartbreaking killer plague. If passing through nearby Stoney Middleton, imagine the sight of jilted Hannah Baddaley who in 1762 jumped from the top of this limestone gorge. Her skirts billowed into a parachute and she floated down with barely a scratch! Less risky thrills will take your breath away at Matlock Bath, the country’s favourite inland resort. Cable cars swing over the dizzy Derwent gorge en route for the Heights of Abraham, while Gulliver’s Kingdom Theme Park offers around 70 family-friendly rides and attractions. A riverside stroll could take in both the Peak District Mining Museum in the Grand Pavilion, and Matlock Bath Aquarium, where the last local petrifying well still works its magic by turning objects to stone, and koi carp luxuriate in a thermal Victorian swimming pool. Budding botanists will have a ‘field day’ at the nearby Whistlestop Centre, with additional free indoor and outdoor activities during school holidays.

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‘Birdswood’ a refurbished 1938 narrow boat on Cromford Canal

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ate summer ushers in the unmissable Matlock Bath Illuminations, when fireworks light up the night sky and flotillas of decorated boats sail along the river from Derwent Gardens, where lovely thermal fountains and pools send up plumes of steam on the colder days of winter. Our many other public parks share the joys of swings, slides and sandpits, paddling and boating, cycle paths and skateboarding, miniature railway, tennis and mini-golf, plus bags of space for ball games and picnics. Crich Tramway Museum offers opentop tram rides and more. The surrounding countryside is overlooked by a lofty cliff-top lighthouse – the Sherwood Foresters’ Memorial – of particular relevance during this WW1 commemorative year. Crich is just a short drive from Arkwright’s world-famous Cromford Mill, also the starting point for horsedrawn canal trips aboard the heritage 70ft narrowboat ‘Birdswood’

Bakewell Show

Fireworks, Flotillas, FOSSILS AND FUN (www.cromfordcanal.org for details.) The canal towpath, with its promise of kingfishers and water voles, runs beyond High Peak Junction Workshops and Leawood Pumphouse. Jaunts by steam train are provided by Peak Rail, based in Matlock, while higgledy-piggledy Wirksworth is home to both the quaint Steeple Grange Light Railway and the Ecclesbourne Valley line. Wirksworth lies beside the sea – or rather it used to – and the National Stone Centre has a shark’s

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tooth and fossils to prove it. An outdoor trail with free access is packed with botanical and geological interest. The Centre’s car park adjoins the High Peak walking/cycling trail, just one of our old railway trackbeds largely suitable for cyclists, pushchair and wheelchair users. Cycle hire centres include Hassop Station Bookstore on the Monsal Trail and both Middleton Top and Parsley Hay on the High Peak Trail, the latter just a short distance

Cromford Canal

from Arbor Low – one of the largest stone circles in England. This lightning tour ends with a warm invitation to visit our mellow-stone home town of Bakewell, where regular Monday stall markets and Farmers’ Markets add just a bit of bustle all year round. Our traders and restaurants, pubs, wine merchants and take-aways are second-to-none – just like our renowned Bakewell Puddings. The Old House Museum captivates all age groups, as does the excitement of July’s Carnival Week, launched by a highly imaginative procession of floats wending it way around the town. A few weeks later comes the irrepressible Bakewell Show, when stalls and marquees, bands and animals of all shapes and sizes somehow find a space on the enormous showground. Finally, wherever you find yourselves in the Peaks and Dales this summer, we promise the warmest of welcomes and a visit to remember.

Bakewell Carnival

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eak Rail would like to welcome visitors old and new during 2014 to experience the thrill of a bygone era whilst travelling on our heritage railway which operates throughout the year.

The line which has been re-instated mostly by volunteers forms part of the old Midland Railway line between Manchester Central and London St Pancras which was closed in 1968. We currently operate for a distance of 4 miles between Rowsley South and Matlock Platform 2 Stations with both steam and diesel locomotives in operation. All train services have an on-board buffet coach serving a selection of cold refreshments and snacks, and a specially adapted coach for wheelchair uses. Various special events are held throughout the year, perfect for the

family or enthusiast to enjoy, or why not get your hands on the controls of a steam locomotive and participate in one of our hugely popular steam experience courses. In addition to the normal timetabled train service, Peak Rail has a fine reputation for dining, with our highly acclaimed Palatine Dining Restaurant train, where you can enjoy the luxury of Pullman Style dining as the train leisurely travels along the line. Peak Rail believes in the old fashioned values of quality and service and you are guaranteed to be pampered for the duration of your trip, whilst being served a sumptuous Sunday lunch, Cream or Afternoon Tea in our lovingly restored coaches seating a maximum of 71 people with fully licensed bar.

Situated in Edale in the heart of the beautiful Peak District National Park,

For further information and to request a copy of our Visitor Guide and Timetable, please telephone

Ladybooth Equestrian Centre is a family owned business

01629 580381 or

email: peakrail@peakrail.co.uk

“ So why not visit us during 2014 and discover within the Derbyshire Dales the magical bygone era of the steam train”

established in 1962.

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s an established equestrian facility, Ladybooth has a wide selection of horses and ponies in order to cater for all types and abilities of rider. From absolute beginners to competent equestrians, there will be an activity to suit your ability, age and budget. Activities range from a ‘Tots Toddle’ which is a 20 min ride around our working farm (on lead rein if necessary) and a ‘Farm Ride’ which is a 30 min version, through to various packages and ‘Riding Experiences’ lasting from 1 hour to a full day. These give you the opportunity to learn about horses, groom, tack up, as well as ride your allocated horse/pony. We are also unique in this area in being able to offer escorted ‘treks’ off-site. These range from 1 hour to a full day and give you the opportunity to experience rolling hills and an abundance of bridleways, ideal for competent riders as well as novices. What better way to view the beauty of the Hope Valley and surrounding countryside than on horseback! Ladybooth has fully qualified instructors and can offer a complete range of riding lessons. Whether learning to ride or wanting to progress to show jumping, dressage or cross country, we have the facilities to accommodate you in our 40m x 20m floodlit manége or on our show jumping field. Pony Club also takes place every Sunday

afternoon and children can be enrolled in blocks of six weeks. This is a fantastic fun way for them to learn all aspects of horse management and be awarded badges for competency in these areas. If you would like to experience a slightly more indepth equestrian experience, why not allow us to work with you to arrange your perfect riding holiday! We have partners who can offer all levels of accommodation and we would be more than happy to arrange this for you. We will then work with you to determine the best itinerary for your equestrian needs; this can be a mixture of lessons, treks and stable management – tailor made for you! Ladybooth can also offer full, working and part livery as well as short term ‘holiday’ livery. If you would like to find out more about livery or any of our activities, please contact us on 01433 670205 or email us on info@ladybooth.co.uk. You can also check out our website www.ladybooth.co.uk in order to find out what is happening with our resident celebrity Shetland ‘Dudley’ and his holiday clubs!


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The World famous

BLUE JOHN CAVERN

NATIONAL STONE CENTRE Middleton by Wirksworth, Derbyshire

Come and experience Derbyshire as it was 300 million years ago!

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ollow the fossil trail, linger by a tropical lagoon and clamber over ancient reefs. Then walk along the Millennium Wall to admire the variety of walling styles from around the country. Set in 50 acres of disused quarries on the edge of the Peak District this is a Site of Special Scientific Interest showcasing our natural and industrial heritage. Visit the Building Britain Exhibition to learn all about rocks, fossils and minerals – how they form and their use in our everyday lives. See how the Earth has changed over time and what the future holds. There is plenty to occupy all the family - test your knowledge on our timeline, have a go at gem panning, examine slivers of rock with a microscope or trigger an earthquake. Why not try fossil rubbing or building your own mini dry stone wall. We also hold courses in traditional stone crafts, including Dry Stone Walling, Stone Carving and Working with Lime. See our website

for details where you can also purchase a gift voucher. Relax in our café and browse the best rock and fossil shop in the Midlands. There is ample parking and access to the High Peak Trail – everything you could want for a family day out. Open throughout the year.

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he Blue John Cavern is world famous. It is home to eight of the fourteen veins of Blue John Stone, a beautiful and ornamental fluorspar. The mineral was first found centuries ago and is still being mined to this day. The cavern is over 300 feet deep and its beauty can be explored through its various caves, such as the Waterfall Cavern and the Grand

Crystallised Cavern. Trek deeper into the cavern to Lord Mulgrave’s Dining Room, learn about where his Lordship entertained miners, and where fine veins of Blue John can be seen in their natural state in the limestone. Travel down 245 steps into the largest cavern in the area and enjoy a whole new underground experience. 

Contact us on: 01629 824833 Email: nsc@nationalstonecentre.org.uk Web: www.nationalstonecentre.org.uk Porter Lane, Middleton by Wirksworth, Derbyshire DE4 4LS

The Blue John Cavern is situated at Mam Tor, Castleton in the Hope Valley area of Derbyshire. Open every day (weather permitting) apart from Christmas Day, between the hours of 9.30am and 4.30pm approximately. (Please telephone direct on the day for last tour times if in doubt)

The Blue John Cavern ponies will be in attendance on certain dates throughout the summer, please visit our website or contact us direct for more information. Like us on our facebook pages and receive regular updates on what they are up to! Type in ‘World Famous Blue John Cavern’ or ‘Blue John Cavern Ponies’ and click ‘Like’.

Blue John Cavern, Mam Tor, Castleton, Hope Valley, Derbyshire S33 8WA Tel: 01433 620638 / 620642 Web: www.bluejohn-cavern.com E-mail: info@bluejohn-cavern.com (Please follow the brown tourist signs indicated ‘Blue John Cavern’ and NOT the ones with ‘Castleton Caverns’ for direct access)

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Bakewell Music Festival T he award-winning Chestnut Centre offers

A Truly Memorable Day Out

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ocated in the stunning surroundings of the Peak District National Park, with a woodland trail, deer meadow, bluebell woods in springtime and a mountain stream, the park offers a rare opportunity to see European and native wildlife in a beautiful and natural setting. You can watch the magnificent giant otters at play, or see the cheeky Asian short-clawed otters enjoying their lunch. Make friends with the lovely fallow deer in the regular deer encounter sessions or gaze into the eyes of a wise old owl. With pine marten, polecats, foxes, four species of otter, 16 species of owls and the highly endangered Scottish wildcat, there are plenty of amazing animals to see. Meet our characters, such as giant otters Manoki and Panambi and their cubs, the first of this rare

and endangered species to be captive bred in the UK. In the deer herd look out for Peach, an orphaned fallow fawn rescued from the wild, or say hello to resident barn owl Twiglet in our ‘meet the keeper’ sessions. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to tell you more about our wonderful wildlife and there are plenty of exciting adventures all year round, such as Utterly Otter Days, Pirate Polecats, Fairy and Wizard Days or Big Bug Hunt Bonanzas. Schools and groups are welcome, and don’t forget to top your visit with a trip to our tempting coffee shop and well-stocked wildlife gift shop. The Chestnut Centre is in Chapelen-le-Frith, High Peak, Derbyshire SK23 0QS. Tel: 01298 814099; email info@chestnutcentre.co.uk www.chestnutcentre.co.uk

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ith over 40 artists this is various artists from all around the an intimate 3-day family- country and some great local talent friendly festival starting including Bakewell's very own The on the evening of Friday 15th Vipers and Buxton's blues stalwarts August through to early evening of Route 66. Sunday 17th August and will be The acoustic stage will also be featuring some great music from hosting "Open Mic Sessions" at across the world. The ‘all weather’ Festival takes place in a very large ‘Main Stage’ Tent and a smaller ‘Acoustic Stage’ Tent on the 40 acre showground in the picturesque market town of Bakewell. This music weekend will have bands representing Legendary original Status Quo drummer John Coghlan all genres of music will be headlining on Friday 15th August with his from Rock, Blues, band John Coghlan's Quo. Indie, Latin, Country, Folk , Jazz and Bluegrass. various times over the weekend so if This year’s artists include the you fancy having a go you will be legendary original Status Quo more than welcome! drummer John Coghlan with his Tickets and further information band John Coghlan's Quo, the are available online from fantastic Chas Hodges (one half of www.bakewellmusicfestival.com or the great Chas & Dave), Radio 2 folk find us on Facebook under Bakewell awards winner Lucy Ward. Plus Music Festival.


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erbyshire Dales District Council is delighted to provide your day out in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK.

The District Council, with headquarters in Matlock, maintains parks and gardens throughout the Dales, including the main parks in Ashbourne, Bakewell, Matlock Bath’s Derwent Gardens and Lovers’ Walks and Matlock’s Hall Leys Park.

Day to remember in the fabulous Dales organises one of the area’s biggest annual festivals - Matlock Bath Illuminations. The 2014 Illuminations season bursts into life on 6 September, running every Saturday and Sunday through to 25 October, starting at 7pm, including the famous parade of decorated and illuminated boats.

All are designed for relaxation, which at Matlock’s town centre Green Flag Hall Leys Park is combined with a boating lake, skate park, tennis courts, play area, miniature train and more. You’ll also find recently revamped play areas in the District Council’s main parks in Ashbourne and Bakewell. The District Council also runs weekly stall markets in Ashbourne (Thursday & Saturday), Bakewell (Monday), Matlock indoor (Tuesday & Friday) and Wirksworth (Tuesday), while supporting the new Matlock Wednesday outdoor market. The council also operates the UK’s second largest farmers’ market at the Agricultural Business Centre in Bakewell on the last Saturday of the month (01629 813777). The centuries-old tradition of well dressing takes place in many Dales villages from May to September. A full list is available, with a programme of open garden events, at www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/floraldales.

If you need active leisure, the District Council has leisure centres in Ashbourne (01335 343712), Bakewell (01629 814205), Matlock (01629 581322) and Wirksworth (01629 824717). The £12-million Arc Leisure Matlock was officially opened in 2011 by Olympics hero Sebastian Coe KBE and features a competiat the There areabove). pools too tion pool. (pictured There areDistrict pools Council’s in Ashbourne and too at theleisure Districtcentres Council’s leisure centres Bakewell. in Ashbourne and Bakewell. Derbyshire Dales District Council also

There’s a fireworks finale on 27 September and every Saturday in October - more online on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ matlockbathilluminations and also at www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/illuminations. The District Council supports Tourist Information Points in Ashbourne (01335 343666), Bakewell (01629 816558), Matlock (Peak Rail Shop - 01629 580381) and Matlock Bath (01629 583834). X More information about the District Council’s parks, markets, leisure centres and events can be found online at www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk. The District Council is also on Facebook and Twitter @derbyshiredales.

So much to do in the delightful Dales

X.4 LEISURE CENTRES

X.MARKETS IN 4 TOWNS

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PLAN YOUR DALES DAY OUT! Information online at www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk and at Tourist Information Points in Ashbourne, Bakewell, Matlock & Matlock Bath

X.MANY PARKS & GARDENS

X.MATLOCK BATH ILLUMINATIONS

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hether you are visiting the Peaks and Dales for a day, a week or maybe longer, you will warm to the diversity and friendliness of our shops, village stores and out-oftown retail centres. You would be hard pressed to find an impatient shop assistant anywhere, while barbers, hairdressers and beauticians are sure to do their best to ‘fit you in’. Family-owned businesses and independent traders haven’t passed out of fashion hereabouts; traditional stall markets still thrive where mechanised hypermarkets fear to tread. The skills of our local craftspeople, from artists to interior designers to handymen, are second to none. This doesn’t mean that we’re behind the times – we can fix you up with famous-name walking gear, the latest

best-seller or state-of-the-art electrical goods – and we do permit ourselves a little extra hustle and bustle on high days and holidays. Yet we may seem to have all the time in the world, in fact you could go back in time if you were so inclined, perhaps to browse amongst antique shops and bookstores, track down vintage clothing, or ponder before glass-fronted counters stacked with such traditional country fare as hot pork cobs with crackling, oxtail for stews, homity pies, flapjacks and whichever locally grown fruits are in season. Bakewell holds a traditional outdoor Monday market; Wirksworth sets out its stalls on Tuesday; Buxton on Tuesday and Saturday; Ashbourne on Thursday and Saturday; Matlock indoor markets on Tuesday and Friday.

ituated in a wonderful Victorian property in the fashionable retail area of Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield, Select Interiors the Oriental Rug Shop has been an independent specialist Oriental rug shop for almost 30 years. Being on the edge of the Peak District makes it an ideal stop for visitors and tourists to the area and is something of a shopping experience. John, the owner, and his wife Pam, have an immense wealth of knowledge about rugs and carpets. John has spent time visiting countries in the carpet weaving areas of the East; India, Pakistan and Iran, an essential part of understanding how and by whom these beautiful carpets are made. Their business has always been led by quality, service and an unparalleled amount of choice and they pride themselves on the personal attention given to all their customers. The diverse selection of oriental rugs, carpets and kilims includes traditional, contemporary, unusual and the difficult to find. They have rugs in a

myriad of colours, designs and textures, from fine Persian Kashan carpets to tribal rugs and kilims. Other interior wall hangings, textiles, cushions and artifacts are available for people wanting to complete the look. Customers are encouraged to view rugs and carpets “in situ”, to ensure the correct choice and, if they can’t find what they are looking for, John and Pam are even happy to search for it. Select Interiors is continually sourcing new and innovative ranges and the bespoke, hand-woven rugs from Nepal, are no exception. The quality materials and processes used in the making of these rugs, together with a variety of fabulous designs with the option of inlaid silk, create some stunning effects. The company also offers a complete care and repair service for handmade rugs, carpets and kilims. Select Interiors has an ethical buying policy and is also a specialist in the supplying and fitting of natural matting (coir, sisal etc.).

Quality Selection Service www.selectorientalrugs.co.uk 177 CHATSWORTH ROAD (A619) CHESTERFIELD . S40 2BA TEL: 01246 221585

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he decline of the retail book business has left many towns and cities without a bookshop at all, save for a Smiths or a Waterstones; but conversely this is helping the remaining few, like Bookstore Brierlow Bar, to survive in a rapidly shrinking 'market.' The shop has a very wide catchment area, of maybe 100 miles or so, as the very last of the large independent bookshops to

retain an enormously diverse and 'in depth' selection of titles, and at the most competitive of prices too, most titles being less than half price. With the price of fuel, and the necessity to budget on days or weekends out in the present economic climate, the tourist or day visitor needs more than ever to prioritise their 'target' venues, locating as many interesting places to visit within as small a

• Over 20,000 titles in 5,000 square feet • Book ordering service available • Extensive range of quality greeting cards • Large book section for children

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geographical area as possible. Nowhere has such a concentration of desirable visitor attractions as the 'hinterland' of Buxton, Bakewell, Ashbourne and Matlock; including Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Dovedale, Lathkill and Monsal Dales, the Hope Valley, the many interesting cycle trails and the four principal towns themselves. The position of Bookstore

Brierlow Bar, strategically placed within this Peak Park / Peak District 'honey pot' tourist destination places it conveniently within reach of the day or week-stay visitor, giving them a whole plethora and variety of options for an entertaining schedule of visits, that can include an hour in a 'giant' bookshop without missing out on the stately home, market town or Derbyshire Dale visit.

• Biggest fiction section in the country; 99% of books only £2.99 • Large free car park with picnic tables • Music CDs from £2.99 • Tea, coffee and cold drinks


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ore and more homes are being decorated with recycled or antique furniture - and reclaimed timber is at the heart of it, with items such as reclaimed wood dining tables proving popular. The UK produces an estimated eight million tons of waste

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eaklander was founded over 120 years ago when the former managing director’s great-grandfather started to produce footwear. The building as it is now was purpose built in 1920 to manufacture footwear. The factory produced hundreds of pairs of boots a week during the war years and afterwards manufacturing specialist boots for the foundry and coal mining industries. As the mines and the foundries closed in the early 80’s it saw retail business expand and eclipse that of its manufacturing roots. Over the years the business has gradually expanded into the retail space we have today. We now sell branded footwear

such as Rieker, Padders, Ecco, Hotter, Loakes, Hi Tec, Trezeta, Sprayway, Gabor, Skechers and Waldlaufer at competitive prices, offering value for money. Located at the crossroads of A623 and A619, Peaklander Factory Shop offers a huge range of footwear, as well as a full range of outdoor clothing and equipment. We offer hassle free shopping with a friendly helpful staff team and a spacious car park. We are always here to help whether shoes for every day, a wedding, a walk in the hills, going down the gym or messy play in the mud with the children. Come and visit us and many other attractions close by.

wood every year, with more than 80 per cent ending up in landfill. Fortunately, the number of ecoconscious designers is growing and taking advantage of the benefits and endless possibilities that reclaimed timbers offer. A simple table or sideboard can transform a room when made from a unique piece of well-crafted wood.

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The character and history is evident in the grain, which delivers an ‘aged’ look that cannot be faked in fresh cut timber. At Authentic Furniture, all their expert craftsmen are local using only British reclaimed wood, that is full of character. So not only is the carbon footprint low, but using reclaimed timber also means that they’re not cutting down the British countryside forests. The wood often comes from old beams and joists that were previously used in disused mills, barns and old houses and can come from a variety of trees, such as hemlock and redwood. Each has its own characteristics in colours and grain effects, which gives each and every piece a unique style and warmth as well as the integrity of “proper, real furniture”. To view Authentic’s collection visit their showroom at Peak Village, Rowsley or online at www.authenticfurniture.co.uk.

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Great British furniture handmade by skilled craftsmen in our Derbyshire workshops and guaranteed for up to 20 years.

Based in the heart of the Peak District we sell a huge range of branded footwear for every occasion from dress, everyday to outdoor. We also stock a full range of clothing and equipment OPEN: Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 5pm, Sunday & Bank Holidays 10am to 5pm

Visit our stunning Rowsley showroom at Peak Village, Chatsworth Road, Rowsley. DE4 2JE

Peaklander Works, Calver, Hope Valley S32 3XH Telephone: 01433 630317 www.peaklander.co.uk

www.authenticfurniture.co.uk

01629 704 704 | sales@authenticfurniture.co.uk

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Famous Names Furniture

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amous Names Furniture opened its doors over ten years ago at number 9 London Road in Buxton. They are pleased to announce after extensive refurbishment the re-opening of their second showroom (next door) which has resulted in a posh new addition, which is well worth a visit. They are the renowned suppliers of ex-display, returned orders, photographic samples, slight seconds and discontinued lines from major manufacturers and high street stores all with at least 50% off the recommended retail price. There are no waiting times and there are lots of items in stock to examine “in the flesh” all of which are available for immediate delivery. Their wide range includes furniture for your lounge, dining room, bedroom and conservatory

as well as outdoor furniture and more! They also have a varied selection of soft furnishings including cushions, mirrors, pictures and lamps. Even original art work, bespoke cards, handmade jewellery and candles are displayed. The promise of huge savings must tempt you to come and have a browse

round the shops where you can be sure of a warm and friendly welcome. You will find them at 7-9 London Rd, Buxton. SK17 9PA. Our huge warehouse is open Saturdays 10.30-3.00pm on Market Street at the old Otters site.

The Peak District’s Premier Antiques Venue Situated in the heart of Bakewell, opposite The Rutland Arms Hotel Over 40 reputable dealers

Located on two floors, displays of: Furniture ~ Silver ~ Jewellery Exquisite Lighting Vintage Luggage Sporting Goods Arts & Crafts ~ Art Nouveau Clocks ~ Barometers ~ Porcelain Bijouterie ~ Decorative Furnishings and some collectables Incorporating Café Continental

Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 11am - 4pm Tel: 01629 810468

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ith so many watery legends and customs lingering around these hills and dales, Peaklanders have never taken their water supplies for granted. Even into the mid1900s, dry summers could be particularly hard on limestone villages, reducing wells and springs to slow drips. The beautiful floral well dressing tradition may owe its origins to nature worship. Our Celtic forebears also attributed water sources with guardian spirits, linked to dark hints of sacrifice. Spirits, gods and goddesses are notoriously fickle. A careless ingratitude might invite a drought, so wells and springs came to be dressed with votive or placatory gifts including blossoms and greenery. Even the occupying Romans, who believed that our thermal springs were under the wing of a benevolent goddess, made votive offerings around their watery shrines, notably at Buxton. Over the course of time, festivals and ceremonies from the old pagan religions were

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incorporated into the new. When the Black Death exacted a heavy countrywide toll during the 14thcentury, the village of Tissington escaped unscathed except for a single elderly inhabitant. Yet the contagion also claimed 77 of Derbyshire’s 100 beneficed priests. Some historians have dated Tissington well dressings to this period, though there are also records of a devastating drought that somehow spared the village in 1615. At any rate, these are the earliest on our well dressing calendar. Water sources in other villages carry such tales as a Crusader cured of leprosy, springs ebbing and flowing with the tide, or offerings still quietly left for water spirits. There is more behind a well dressing than you might imagine. Nevertheless, visitors can generally come along to watch this skilled work in progress, even to lay a few petals into the clay themselves – small fingers welcome. Well Dressing programmes are available free of charge from Tourist Information points.


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2014 Calendar

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JULY

24-28 Wirksworth 24-31 Middleton by Youlgreave 24-31 Monyash 29-4 June Tissington

5-12 Hathersage 6-14 Buxton 10-17 Pilsley (nr Bakewell) 12-20 Over Haddon 12-20 Bamford 19-26 Great Longstone 19-28 Stoney Middleton 20-27 Little Longstone 27-2 August Bonsall

JUNE 7-15 Cressbrook 14-22 Ashford in the Water 21-26 Youlgreave 21-28 Litton 21-29 Tideswell 28-5 July Rowsley 28-6 July Bakewell 28-6 July Hope

AUGUST 2-9 Bradwell 14-21 Great Hucklow 16-23 Taddington 23-31 Wormhill 23-31 Foolow

SEPTEMBER 13-20 Hartington

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INNOVATION PASSION KNOWLEDGE

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hen dining out, there is nothing to beat an imaginative menu and broad choice, prepared to our liking and served up with a smile. Here in the Peaks and Dales we would have it no other way. Our jealously-guarded reputation for hospitality has drawn praise from generations of royalty and titled guests, writers, poets and travellers who had been wined and dined the world over. Today’s visitors will still find shops and markets abundant with local specialities boasting long pedigrees of perfection, not least Bakewell Puddings (scrumptious warmed up), traditional English cream teas, farm-reared meats and ultra-fresh vegetables, award-winning Peaks and Dales beers, and Gold Medal ice creams that of course melt in the mouth. A brief choice of popular international

offerings could include Thai, Chinese, Indian and Italian, including piled-high pizzas, maybe served up in a cosy old coaching inn with settles and beams, and where muddy boots and paws don’t so much as raise an eyebrow. Needless to say, children can be sure of a special welcome wherever they pull up a chair. Or you could find yourself mulling life over with a glass of wine as you drink in sweeping views from the terrace of one of our multi-star restaurants, or perhaps while taking a stroll through the grounds of an elegant country hotel. The wine, by the way, is likely to have been supplied by one of our local vintners who also have extensive retail outlets. And one more thing – we still know how to brew up an aaaaah! cup of tea. Bon appétit!

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he first Thornbridge craft beers were produced in February 2005 in a 10 barrel brewery, housed in the grounds of Thornbridge Hall, Ashford-in-theWater near Bakewell, Derbyshire. Their beers have gained considerable success with over 350 industry and consumer awards being won in regional, national and international competitions. A new state of the art brewery at

Bakewell was opened in September 2009 with an aim to continue to brew high quality cask, keg and bottled beers and develop new ones through innovation in process and use of ingredients. The original Hall Brewery continues to operate in developing new, seasonal and speciality beers. Beers available from the brewery shop and on-line at www.thornbridgebrewery.co.uk

The Old Hall Hotel Market Place, Hope, Derbyshire S33 6RH

A traditional old coaching inn with five en-suite bedrooms in the heart of the Peak District National Park

• Traditional bar • Delicious meals produced from fresh local ingredients

• Tearooms serving breakfasts and afternoon teas

Beer & Cider Festival EVERY BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND! 35 DIFFERENT CASK ALES & CIDERS from around the Peak District HOG & ST ROA ECUE BARB

FREE ADMISSION

Live Entertainment Every Day

INNOVATION PASSION KNOWLEDGE The most celebrated brewery in the UK with over 350 national and international awards BREWERY SHOP Visit our Brewery Shop to buy mini casks, bottled beer, glassware and tee shirts etc. Open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm & Farmers’ Market days (last Saturday of the month) 10am-2pm

View our website for further details

We also have an online shop thornbridgebrewery.co.uk/shop

For news and your chance to

WIN £100 of Thornbridge goodies visit our website

BREWERY TOURS 10 minutes walk from the heart of Bakewell every Wednesday at 3pm, please call in advance to book. Admission: £7.50 (over 18s) £3 (under 18s) Riverside Brewery, Buxton Road, Bakewell DE45 1GS E: info@thornbridge.co.uk Telephone: 01433 620160 Email: rickoldhallhotel@hotmail.co.uk www.oldhallhotelhope.com

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T: 01629 815990 www.thornbridgebrewery.co.uk


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The

Bull’s Head

A warm friendly welcome awaits you at The Bull’s Head, Monyash. You will discover a traditional country pub with an inviting real log fire and superb fare, all homemade using high-quality local ingredients. We have a large beer garden adjacent to the children’s playground or dine in our contemporary restaurant.

sunday lunch

weddings and celebrations

Church Street, Monyash, Near Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1JH

afternoon tea

www.thebullsheadmonyash.co.uk

Tel: 01629 812372

Royal Oak Tansley, Matlock

east lodge HOTEL AND RESTAURANT

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East Lodge, Rowsley, Matlock Derbyshire. DE4 2EF 01629 734474 www.eastlodge.com, info@eastlodge.com

callow hall HOTEL AND RESTAURANT

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Two Course Lunch Special £9.95 Fresh Fish Specials, Steaks and Grills Two Meals for £12 ~ 6-7pm Monday to Friday Sunday Carvery ~ two courses £9.95 Monday Madness ~ Rump Steak & Dessert £9.95

Callow Hall, Mappleton, Ashbourne Derbyshire. DE6 2AA 01335 300900 www.callowhall.co.uk, info@callowhall.co.uk

Telephone: 01629 55028 www.royaloakinnmatlock.co.uk

WHITE

LION Main Street

Great Longstone

Bakewell

DE45 1TA

01629 640252

Imaginatively presented pub food served in the heart of an unspoilt Peak District village Using locally sourced produce wherever possible, chef Greg produces a monthly-changing menu to delight the most discerning of dining customers. Bookings advisable 01629 640 252

Our favourite après-walk watering hole,

Lesley Draper, Sheffield Telegraph Food Critic, January 2012

2 COURSE LUNCH FOR £11.50 Monday - Saturday

12 - 2pm

info@whiteliongreatlongstone.co.uk

www.whiteliongreatlongstone.co.uk

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The

Waterloo Inn Biggin by Hartington

Get set for summer The Charles Cotton is the perfect base for springing into action this summer. Whether it’s for a day in the hills, afternoon tea, a relaxing lunch, a long weekend or short stay, Hartington — where the hotel is located — is right in the heart of a rural idyll, but just a short drive from Buxton, Leek, Ashbourne and Bakewell. No matter what you enjoy — walking, cycling, riding, fishing or simply exploring beautiful villages — you will be spoilt for choice. There are quiet, car-free trails, two of which are just a mile from the hotel, and there are miles of footpaths, taking you through stunning, unspoilt scenery. The hotel also offers access to the famous Temple Beat, where Charles Cotton once fished with his good friend, Sir Izaac Walton. At the end of a full day exploring the Peak District you can relax and unwind with an early evening drink, a bar snack or a leisurely dinner in their stylish restaurant.

A TRADITIONAL VILLAGE COUNTRY PUB serving homemade food and real ales. Beer garden, log fires and campsite. Just off the Tissington Trail and with many circular walking routes close by.

The Waterloo Welcome Whether a walker, cyclist or a local, coming for a drink or a meal (or both), you will be welcomed at The Waterloo Inn.

Beer and Food With up to 5 Cask Ales at the bar and a selection of good homemade food, including Chef’s own daily specials, pies and hand cut chips, we think you'll find The Waterloo to be a great country pub to visit.

Camping and Caravanning All pitches have electric hook-up. Water, showers and toilets are all available on site. We cater for motor homes, caravans and campers and provide good facilities.

Biggin by Hartington • SK17 0DH • Tel 01298 84284 (Off the A515 between Ashbourne and Buxton)

www.thewaterlooinn.co.uk

Come for the food, stay for the view

Or, why not turn your day into an indulgent stay and book into one of their sumptuous rooms?

Idyllic country weddings at the Charles Cotton

SERVING TRADITIONAL HOMEMADE FOOD & REAL ALES

BAR OPEN ALL DAY Food served 12.00-2.00pm & 6.30-8.30pm Charles Cotton Hotel | Market Place | Hartington | SK17 0AL T: 01298 84229 | W: charlescotton.co.uk

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The Lathkil Hotel, Over Haddon, Bakewell Derbyshire. DE45 1JE 01629 812501 www.lathkil.co.uk


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Great Food • Warm Atmosphere

Live Music EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT

2 FOR 1 STEAKS Tuesdays 6.30 - 8.00pm

2 FOR 1 CHICKEN Wednesdays 6.30 - 8.00pm

Food Served Sundays 12.00pm - 8.00pm

www.thebullatfoolow.co.uk

wilbnd@aol.com

Serving a selection of hot and cold light lunches, snacks and homemade produce!

Hall Leys Park

Matlock

Open 7 days a week from 10am

01629 593633

Our afternoon tea-for-2 is a real treat at only £9.50

Restaurant & Wine Bar in Bakewell Wye House, Water Street, Bakewell (01629) 815107 www.hswinebar.co.uk

Open seven days a week from 9am Italian and English cuisine

Hot meals served all day Tea, coffee, breakfast, snacks, home made cakes and puddings. All dishes freshly made.

Fresh Baked Produce on the Premises Daily Including our Famous Traditional Bakewell Puddings and award-winning Bakewell Tarts, Homemade Bread, Cakes and pastries.

HOMEMADE STONE-BAKED PIZZAS Eat in or Take out Takeaway 8” Margherita £5.00 12” Margherita £6.00 Choose any topping 75p each

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ucked away in the most However we wouldn’t be stunning courtyard in naughty & nice without our cakes, Bakewell is the awardmade in our kitchen using the best winning café that is naughty & nice. quality ingredients. Our carrot and Situated in King Street we are walnut cake, and sticky ginger cake worth seeking out, not just for our are particular favourites with our achingly beautiful location, but also lovely customers, as is the ever for our many other offerings with popular fruit scone served with jam which we can treat you…… and clotted cream. Yum! We were crowned Derbyshire Of course whilst with us we Café of the Year in January on believe there’s no point in not being account of the seriously quality of our café naughty… with a “Derbyshire Café of the year” menu and our use visit to our of and focus on chocolate shop. the importance of our local Made by us using the very best suppliers in the Peak District, of quality Belgian chocolate what which we are proud. about a cup of our hot chocolate One of the most asked for soup? Or you can treat yourself to dishes on our menu is Derbyshire some handmade truffles, a Oatcakes, made in Calver, filled chocolate owl, or maybe take home with Sage Derby cheese and locally a chocolate tractor to remind you of made sausage, served with the beautiful Peak District. Dreaming homemade caramelised red onion of chocolate? Then you’ve been to chutney. Derbyshire and proud! naughty & nice.

3 King Street, Kings Court, Bakewell DE45 1DZ www.naughtychocolate.co.uk naughtybakewell@hotmail.com Tel: 01629 814448

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A BREWER’S TALE… I

t is a long time ago now, January 2003. It had been such a carefully prepared plan: sell the house, uproot my family, leave secure jobs and set up a microbrewery in the Peak District, simple! Firstly I had to find suitable premises. In February I approached Chatsworth and fortunately Cunnery Barn on the Baslow to Chatsworth Road was available. Despite the site being terribly overgrown and the buildings being in disrepair the potential for a microbrewery was obvious. Clearly there were issues to be addressed: planning, electricity, drainage, renovation and finance. A successful application to DEFRA for a Rural Enterprise Scheme grant and the support of the Chatsworth Settlement Trustees enabled the project to go ahead. Eventually all the prerequisite approvals were in place and in earnest a site meeting was arranged. However, just as everyone walked into the potential brew house a barn owl flew out of the opposite window! A nesting box was in use and the site

had to be vacated until the young owlets had fledged. It was only in September, 2004, that renovation work on the barns could begin. The builders made good progress and by Christmas everything was ready for the arrival of the brewing vessels. Shortly afterwards the stainless steel pipe work was in situ and the brewery was almost complete, a real contrast

L between the old and the new. Raw materials were ordered and after a thorough clean we were ready to brew. The initial beers were well received and the demand for quality cask ales has continued to grow. So, if you are out and about in the Peak District seek out Peak Ales for a lovingly produced product, brim full with local flavour. Peak Ales, traditional craft ales brewed on the Chatsworth Estate.

osehill House, the only 4 star hotel located within the heart of The Peak District National Park. This 1914 Arts & Crafts’ gem, redeveloped as a Contemporary Country Hotel & Spa, occupies a secluded spot on the side of Losehill with stunning views, overlooking Win Hill. The hotel has 23 bedrooms and is beautifully situated near to Hope, equidistant from the wonderful villages of Castleton and Edale, in the midst of some of the best walking and outdoor activity countryside in England. A great spot for a short break or holiday or just a relaxing escape. We aim to offer our guests a relaxing experience, with quality service, in an unpretentious, friendly environment.

Orangery Restaurant We are very proud of our award-winning Orangery Restaurant, the food is really something special. The quality of the preparation, the flavours and presentation combine to create a really special dining experience in such a wonderful setting. We feel very strongly about the quality and provenance of the ingredients and we source from local Peak District businesses wherever we can. This philosophy has gone a long way towards us being awarded the Peak District Environmental Quality Mark for our commitment to the Peak District and the environment in general.

Losehill House Hotel & Spa, Lose Hill Lane, Edale Road, Hope, Derbyshire S33 6AF

Tel: 01433 621219 www.losehillhouse.co.uk e: info@losehillhouse.co.uk

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FOOD & DRINK TRADITIONAL CHARM

BIGGIN HALL COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL BIGGIN BY HARTINGTON

he ft o nt ms meroo h is d w e rb be no et fu 33 is mpl e R co The Rutland Arms Hotel offers an ideal setting for your Wedding Ceremony and Wedding Reception. It is the perfect backdrop for a memorable day providing impeccable service and fine cuisine. The Rutland Arms carries a civil wedding licence and has two beautiful rooms to hold your ceremony. Small intimate groups can be catered for with as much attention to detail as groups of 100 people. Please contact our Events Co-ordinator on 01629 812812 Option 2 to discuss and arrange your perfect day. enquiries@rutlandbakewell.co.uk For more information visit our website: www.rutlandarmsbakewell.co.uk

Country House Hotel Accommodation in the Heart of the Derbyshire Dales Lunches Served ~ 12-2pm Afternoon Teas ~ 3-5pm Dinner Served ~ 6.30-8pm each evening Booking always recommended. Wide selection of Wines and Local Ales served with Meals

01298 84451 www.bigginhall.co.uk

Winners of ‘Westside’s Best Out-of-Town Restaurant’ 2012 and 2013! FRENCH CLASSIC UNIQUE CUISINE

Come and experience The Maynard’s fine cuisine in our two AA rosette restaurant. All our food is fresh, locally sourced and prepared by our experienced team of chefs. With stunning views over the gardens and the Peak District, it is the perfect place to unwind or enjoy a romantic meal. For a more informal setting after an active day, our cosy bar area serves traditional, quality pub food and snacks. Dogs are also welcome in the bar area. Whatever kind of holiday you’re looking for, The Maynard offers a relaxed and enjoyable environment and is the perfect setting. The Maynard, Main Road, Grindleford, S32 2HE www.themaynard.co.uk Tel: 01433 630321

Cooked by expert renowned chef Eric Piedaniel with 25 years’ experience. Relax in our beautiful restaurant in the heart of Bakewell Private room and parties catered for Our fabulous £16 - £18 lunch menu is served from 12 noon onwards Tuesday to Saturday EVENINGS OPEN FROM 7PM ONWARDS Closed Sunday and Monday

Bath Street, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1BX Telephone: 01629 812687 | www.piedaniels-restaurant.com

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Holme Bridge, Bakewell

DISTANCE – Approximately 4 miles

A WALK AROUND BAKEWELL This is an easy to follow family walk around Bakewell, famous for its puddings and tarts. Set amongst the rolling hills of the Peak District National Park, Bakewell is the perfect base for hiking in the hills, ambling on riverside paths or stepping out along the Monsal Trail. which can become busy at weekends or during peak holiday times. Look for wild flowers on the embankments and watch for birds flitting about in the hedgerows and trees alongside. 4. After approximately 1 mile you will come to the former Hassop Station which is open most days for refreshments as well as cycle hire.

1. Start your walk at Bakewell Visitor Centre in the Old Market Hall on Bridge Street. This beautiful old building dates back to the early 17th century. Walk to the 5arched road bridge which is 700 years old and spans the River Wye. See ducks, swans and geese paddling on the surface and watch for huge brown or rainbow trout swimming beneath.

5. Continue along the trail for a further ¼-mile to a junction of paths by a wooden seat where over to your right you can see a pretty cottage. When the road was laid in the early 19th century turnpike era, the toll-keeper lived here and collected a fee from travellers passing by to use it. See the symbolic gate and bell which decorate the gable end of the property.

2. Cross the bridge, bear right and head up Station Road to access the Monsal Trail at the former Bakewell Station. Opened in the 1860s but closed in the 1960s, this was part of the Midland Railway line.

6. Turn left and follow the bridlepath in the opposite direction from the toll cottage, passing through a gate and walking uphill on a path which soon becomes elevated from the trail and with far reaching views. On a clear day you can see Curbar Edge, one of a string of gritstone escarpments in the Dark Peak, as well as the hunting tower set in woodland above Chatsworth.

3. Head left from the rear of the station following the fingerpost instructions for Wye Dale. Please be aware that this is a walking, cycling and horse riding route

7. Follow the bridlepath through a series of gates, heading back towards Bakewell with the spire of All Saints Church in the distance to guide you. The walled path

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eventually begins to descend through open pasture to a gate. Beyond this is a rough stone track leading steeply down beside the disused Holme Bank Mine where chert was extracted. Transported to the potteries in Staffordshire, this was used in the manufacture of fine bone china. 8. At the bottom of the hill is Holme Hall. An attractive Jacobean House built around 1626, it has

beautiful mullion and transom windows. See a blue plaque on the end of Lumford House to your right which was home to Richard Arkwright Junior when he was manager of his father’s nearby cotton mill. 9. Cross over Holme Bridge, a beautiful 17th century packhorse bridge used for centuries by strings of pack ponies. It has low sides so that their heavy saddlebags, known as panniers, did not catch.


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ACCOMMODATION Melbourne House & Easthorpe K N c J 1C

4 Double en-suite 2 Twin en-suite

SELF ASSESSMENT HHHH Melbourne House with annex opposite (Easthorpe). Spacious rooms, excellent breakfast, friendly atmosphere. Two minutes walk into town centre. Chatsworth House and other places of interest close by, or just relax.

£35 per person, per night

Waterwheel at Victoria Mill

Mrs Marie Peters Melbourne House and Easthorpe Buxton Rd, Bakewell DE45 1DA

1 Sunnylea

enquiries@bakewell accommodation.co.uk www.bakewell-accommodation.co.uk T. 01629 815357 2 Bedrooms Sleeps 4 + cot

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VISITENGLAND HHHH Turn of the century cottage with exposed beams, fabrics and furnishings to reflect the charm of the property. The River Wye runs by the village. Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall nearby. Short walk to pub and shop. £320 to £500 P.W. – Short Breaks £210 to £295 Mrs Diana Furniss c/o 2 Sunnylea, Greaves Lane, Ashford-in-the-Water Near Bakewell DE45 1QH

info@sunnyleacottage.co.uk www.sunnyleacottage.co.uk T. 01629 815285 M. 07866 329691

Ashford Farm Cottages Bridlepath above Bakewell

Four units, sleeping 4, 4-6, 5, 2

K VISITENGLAND HHHH

10. On reaching the main road, turn left along the pavement to Victoria Mill which was built in 1800. As you walk, look over the wall at the mill stream or leat where you might be lucky and catch sight of a water vole or kingfisher. Behind the former mill is the frame of a huge metal waterwheel which would have harnessed power from the stream. 11. Turn left into an area known as Milford. This is a very old part of Bakewell, recorded centuries ago

Set in glorious countryside with stunning views, four well-equipped barn conversions on the outskirts of Ashford. Close to village pubs and shop. Ideal base for walking. Short breaks for winter.

as being Mill End. Follow the mill stream on a lovely backwater path as it flows sedately to reunite with the Wye. 12. To end your walk and return to Bridge Street, turn right and walk along Castle Street with its fine Georgian houses. Despite many references in the town to castles, all that remains of the Norman motte and bailey stronghold is a high mound on the other side of the river, known as Castle Hill.

£250 to £650 per week

Mrs Sarah Brocklehurst Highfield Farm, Ashford-in-the-Water Bakewell DE45 1QN

www.ashfordfarmcottages.co.uk info@ashfordfarmcottages.co.uk T. 01629 812376

Wilmadah

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Middleton is a pretty limestone village with many places of interest nearby. Haddon Hall and Chatsworth are a few miles away. The area can be enjoyed by walking or cycling.

£30 per person, per night Margaret Pursglove, Wilmadah, Middleton by Youlgreave, Bakewell DE45 1LS.

Guided walks with a difference! Fun Walks, Party Walks, Corporate Walks and my famous ‘Bakewell Taste Trail’! www.sallymosley.co.uk mail@sallymosley.co.uk 01629 814108 or 07989 622692

T. 01629 636303

Bargate Cottage B&B, Castleton K N c HHHH GUEST ACCOMMODATION Lovely 17th Century cottage in a quiet position below Peveril Castle, overlooking the village green. Pretty en-suite bedrooms offering all the comforts of home, with thoughtful extras. Delicious Derbyshire breakfast. Ideal base for exploring or simply relaxing.

£70 per room, per night

Mrs Fiona Saxon Bargate Cottage, Market Place, Castleton, Hope Valley S33 8WQ

www.bargatecottage.co.uk info@bargatecottage.co.uk T. 01433 620201

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www.maazi.co.uk

a fusion of 18th Century Mogul Indian and contemporary styles

hathersage

• matlock • hathersage • matlock • hathersage • A unique dining experience • Innovative Indian cuisine • Elegant and stylish settings • À la carte menu the traditional Indian dishes plus • All our own specialities • A good selection of vegetarian dishes • Delivery and take-away service available

25 Causeway Lane, Matlock, DE4 3AR • Telephone: 01629 582534 / 56500 and Unit 6, Main Road, Hathersage, S32 1BB • Telephone: 01433 650725


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