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Local Attractions


  • Horse Riding - At Darley Dale and Hazelwood

  • Rock Climbing in Cressbrook

  • Fishing - Close by at Alton Manor (Wirksworth), Belper Ponds and Carsington Reservoir. Local tackle shops available in Matlock and Belper.

  • Cycling - for information about cycling in Derbyshire. Local cycle hire at Middleton Top

  • Golfing - Full list of courses in Derbyshire

  • Birdwatching - in Derbyshire. Local parties catered for by prior arrangement

  • Arkwright's Mill

  • High Peak Trail & Cromford Canal and Middleton Top Visitor Centre

  • Matlock Bath

  • Carsington Reservoir - Visitor centre with permanent exhibition. Water Sports Centre.

  • Wirksworth - An ancient Lead Mining town

  • Ashbourne - A colourful and historic town

  • Bakewell - With one of the oldest markets in the area, held every Monday

  • Buxton - natural springs and university town of Derbyshire

  • The National Tramway Museum - See trams in period settings at Crich, Matlock

  • Sally Mosley. Guided walk run regularly in the area

  • Northern Light Cinema at Wirksworth  Booking on line essential.


  • Old Smithy in Monyash, great eating and entertainment

  • The Tavern at Tansley, historic country inn, high quality locally sourced food

  • La Caverna in Matlock Bath. Excellent value. Must book: 01629 55635

  • Stones Restaurant 1a Dale Road Matlock 01629 56061. Book early.

  • Miners Arms Inn at Milltown, Ashover S45 0HA. Excellent value but must book: 01246 590218

  • The 50s American Diner, Church Gresley, Swadlincote, Derbyshire (01283 220050)

  • Vanilla Kitchen at Tideswell 01298 871 519 recently won Peak District awards for their food - Great Taste Awards 2009


Museums, Historic Houses and Gardens

Theme Parks



  • McAuthur Glen Designer Outlet (Junction 28 on M1)

  • Sheffield Meadow Hall

  • Nottingham 

  • Denby Pottery

  • Wirksworth Market Day is Tuesday

Peak District & Derbyshire Tourism Awards 2022

1 = Gold, 2 = Silver & 3 = Bronze

Experience of the year

  1. Pure Outdoor Ltd

  2. Landal Darwin Forest, Matlock

  3. Drive Dad's Car, Great British Car Journey 

Nominated for 2023​

  1. myGuidedWalks

  2. Pendragon Project Team Adventures

Pub of the Year

  1. The Devonshire Arms, Pilsley

  2. The Prince of Wales, Baslow

  3. The Yorkshire Bridge Inn, Bamford 

Nominated for 2023

  1. The Blind Bull, Little Hucklow

  2. The George, Hathersage

  3. The Scotsman's Pack Country Inn, Hathersage

Taste of the Peak District & Derbyshire Award

  1. Fisher's Baslow Hall

  2. The Cavendish Hotel, Baslow

  3. The George, Alstonefield

Nominated for 2023​

  1. The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop, Bakewell

  2. The Maynard, Grindleford

  3. Red Lion Restaurant at Peak Edge Hotel, Chesterfield

Visitor Attraction of the Year

  1. Matlock Farm Park, Matlock

  2. Treak Cliff Tavern, Castleton

  3. Bluebell Dairy Ltd, Spondon

Nominated for 2023​

  1. Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath

  2. Thornbridge Estate, Bakewell

Resilience & Innovation Award

  1. Matlock Farm Park, Matlock

  2. White Peak Distillery, Ambergate

  3. Treak Cliff Tavern, Castleton

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