Derwent Valley

Bakewell - a lovely mellow market town with lots of interesting shops, pubs and restaurants

The Old Original Bakewell Pudding shop
The Old Original Bakewell Pudding shop

Old House MuseumBakewell - claimed to be the oldest tax collector’s house in the Peak District
Lathkill Dale, near Bakewell - a lovely tranquil place with the river splashing over little waterfalls as it comes down the valley
Haddon Hall, near Bakewell - a beautifully preserved medieval manor house and gardens
Chatsworth House, near Bakewell - one of the best stately homes in the country with garden, grounds, farmyard and adventure playground

Bradford Dale, near Youlgreave - spot the Kingfishers and Dippers as you wander along the riverside path
Cauldwell’s MillRowsley - the last water powered roller flour mill together with a range of craft workshops
Wind-in-the-WillowsRowsley - follow the adventures of Mole and Ratty

Matlock Bath riverside
Matlock Bath riverside

Peak RailRowsley - relive the bygone days of steam with rides along the valley
Peak VillageRowsley - designer outlet shops with bargains galore
Matlock Bath - with its little Switzerland gorge, cable cars and riverside promenade

Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath - ride the cable cars and explore the underground caverns
Gulliver’s Kingdom, Matlock Bath - a theme park designed with children in mind
Peak District Mining Museum, Matlock Bath - relive leadmining days of old

Sir Richard Arkwright’s Masson MillsCromford - a working textile museum and shopping centre
Cromford MillCromford - Arkwright’s original mill now well restored with a heritage centre and range of shops
Cromford CanalCromford - wander along the leafy canal and then perhaps climb the ‘Steep Incline’

National Tramway MuseumCrich - tramway village, rides, workshop and much much more
National Stone CentreWirksworth - telling the story of stone and all its uses
Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site - running south along the valley from Cromford.