Peak Fringes

Creswell Crags, Creswell, north of Chesterfield – the world famous Ice Age archaeological site

Ridgeway Craft Centre, Ridgeway – a lovely craft centre near Eckington
Barrow Hill Roundhouse, near Eckington – the only operational railway roundhouse in Britain
Chesterfield – with its colourful market, crooked spire and medieval ‘Shambles’
Chesterfield Museum – the story of the town’s people, its past and how they made its present

Chesterfield Canal – running five miles from Chesterfield to Staveley with the Tapton Lock visitor centre
Bolsover Castle – a magnificent castle standing proud on its ramparts, or was it a cavalier’s pleasure palace?
Hardwick Hall, near Bolsover – enjoy the English Heritage tour of the great house built by Bess of Hardwick
Renishaw Hall – hall, Italian gardens, art gallery and museum

Sherwood Forest – Robin Hood’s Major Oak and nearby visitor centrte, just over the border in Nottinghamshire
Wirksworth – a really old leadmining town with lots of conservation awards, interesting shops and heritage trail
Middleton Top, near Wirksworth – cycle hire along the High Peak Trail
Carsington Water, near Wirksworth – water sports, cycle hire, visitor centre, craft shops and adventure playground

Two cyclists walking their bicycles through a woodland trail
There are plenty of cycle and hiking trails for all abilities

Lea Gardens, Lea, near Matlock – with their vast collection of rhododendrons and azaleas 
Derwent Valley Visitor Centre, Belper – housed in the historic North Mill
De – Bradelie, Belper – lots of designer label clothes bargains
Heage Windmill, Heage, near Belper – the only stone towered multi-sailed windmill in England

Wingfield Manor, South Wingfield, near Alfreton – where Mary Queen of Scots was thrice imprisoned
Mc Arthur Glen Outlet, South Normonton – factory bargains galore from clothes to kitchenware to garden furniture
Midland Railway Centre, Ripley – step back into the golden era of steam railways
Denby Visitor Centre, Denby – Denby pottery factory tours, shops, artists gallery and restaurant

Factory Shop Trails in Amber Valley – Charnos, David Neiper, Jaeger, Smedley, Denby and many other famous names
Sudbury Hall, Sudbury – one of the most individual late 17 century houses with a rich interior
Sudbury Museum of Childhood – with fascinating and innovative displays about children and their toys over the last 100 years

Melbourne Hall, Melbourne – a lovely old hall and gardens, home to lots of interesting people including the captivating Lady Caroline Lamb
Calke Abbey, near Melbourne – a fascinating ‘time capsule’ of English eccentricity in its fading glory
Castle Donnington, near Melbourne – grand prix motor racing circuit and motor museum
National Forest, near Swadlincote – ancient forests blended with new planting together with the ‘Conkers’ visitor centre

Royal Crown Derby, Derby – world famous bone china with factory tours, museum and shop
Derby ‘Silk Mill’ Museum – where colossal Rolls-Royce aero engines are among many exhibits
Derby City Museum and Art Gallery – with its unique collection of Joseph Wright oil paintings 
Kedleston Hall, near Derby – an 18 century elegant palace in picturesque grounds.