The Peaks North Of Bakewell

Derwent Valley Dams – beautiful dams in a superb valley setting of ‘Dambusters’ fame

Hayfield – an attractive and interesting village below the Kinder plateau
New Mills – with its dramatic Torrs Gorge and fantastic Millennium Walkway suspended above the river
Whaley Bridge – a little Pennine town gathered around the colourful canal basin
Chestnut Owl and Otter Sanctuary, Chapel-en-le-Frith – home of Europe’s widest variety of owls and otters

Donkey Sanctuary, Peak Forest – a super place to visit if the children or yourselves like donkeys
Castleton – with the famous Blue John Caverns, pubs, restaurants and shops in a cauldron of hills
Peveril CastleCastleton – a Norman castle with breathtaking views across the valley

Peveril Castle in the snow
Peveril Castle in the snow

Mam TorCastleton – providing one of the finest views in Derbyshire from its summit
Edale – a dramatic valley and the start of the Pennine Way
David Mellor Cutlery Factory, Hathersage – factory tours and a superb kitchen shop in the award winning Roundhouse
Great Hucklow, near Eyam – gliding and paragliding ‘over the edge’

Eyam Hall, Eyam – a 17 century country house with a fine collection of tapestries and portraits
Eyam Museum, Eyam – graphically telling the story of the terrifying ‘visitation’ of the Plague in 1665 – 66
Monsal Head, near Bakewell – fantastic views down into dramatic Monsal Dale
Monsal Trail, north of Bakewell – a lovely country trail by the side of the river Wye with its wonderful waterfalls

Froggatt and Calver Edges, near Calver – gritstone edges with heartstopping views out across the Peaks.