Bolehill Farm

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OUR TOP 10

There are so many things to do and explore in the local area….so for some inspiration, here are our top 10 things not to miss out on when visiting Bolehill Farm - this list could have been easily longer than '10' but we've tried hard to resist...

1. VISIT CHATSWORTH the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, this one of the most famous landmarks in the country and is a great day out for the whole family, with the house, gardens, farmyard and adventure playground to explore. Check out the Chatsworth website for events which they have on during the year, from food festivals to horse trials. In addition, their Christmas displays are spectacular.

2. TAKE A BIKE RIDE – this is one of our favourite things to do  in the area.  The Monsal, Tissington and High Peak trails are just a short drive away and include areas to hire cycles if you wish. These trails are off road making it a safe environment for the whole family. We have installed a timber clad cycle shelter at Bolehill for you to store you beloved bike(s).

3. ENJOY A REAL BAKEWELL PUDDING – there are lots of different shops in Bakewell claiming to have the ‘original’ Bakewell Pudding….so why not give one a try! You can’t visit Bakewell without giving one a try (unless you're Dan and allergic to nuts!). Just remember not to call it a 'Bakewell Tart' - this is something quite different...

4. TAKE A WALK FROM THE DOOR TO LATHKILL DALE – this really is a beautiful walk. Start off in Monyash or Over Haddon – or if you are feeling adventurous you can walk to Over Haddon following the footpath from your front door at Bolehill. The Lathkil Hotel (a superb real ale pub with food to match) in Over Haddon is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the views after a relaxing walk.

5. VISIT A WELL DRESSING - This is something which is unique to Derbyshire, so if you don’t know what they are, give it a google.  Click here to see the well dressing calendar for our local area. They run from April to September.

6. TAKE A PUB WALK - There are so many different walks in the area which can be enjoyed yet if are looking for a pub walk from the front door, why not try 'The Cock and Pullet' in Sheldon or 'The Lathkil Hotel' in Over Haddon. Both are approximately a 2 mile walk across fields from your door at Bolehill Farm.

7. VISIT HADDON HALL - another one of our personal favourites, a real jewel in the crown. Located just outside Bakewell it’s just a short drive away (approximately 10 minute drive), the Tudor House and spectacular gardens are a perfect way to spend an easy going afternoon.  Click here to visit their website. 

8. CHECK OUT ONE OF THE CAVES IN THE AREA - if you don’t mind being underground, Castleton Caves are spectacular, comprising of Speedwell and Peak Cavern.

9. VISIT EYAM – one of the best preserved villages in the area, it is famous for being the ‘plague village’ during the 1600’s. A fascinating visit.

10. SEE THE VIEW AT MONSAL HEAD - One not to miss on your visit. Truly breathtaking views which demonstrates some of the most magnificent views in the Peak District National Park.

PLACES TO VISIT

Welcome to a beautiful area of the country which houses many superb attractions, events, pubs, views and activities.  We appreciate that if you are new to an area, it is useful to know of suggested places to go, see and do.  Therefore, we have complied a sample list (ever expanding).  Your feedback is welcomed for new things to add.

In addition, there are an extensive range of leaflets and brochures provided in our leisure area if you are in need of a bit of inspiration for how to spend a day. 

HISTORIC HOUSES

HADDON HALL – near Bakewell – 5 miles – DE45 1JA

One of the most popular destinations in the local area, this stunning medieval manor is situated just a couple of miles outside of Bakewell.  It continues to be the home of the Manners family.  It features beautiful gardens and it has featured in many period films and TV shows.  Our favourite room is the long gallery - it’s simply beautiful.  

It plays host to a number of events during the year, including Artisan markets and special Christmas exhibitions during December.  There is also a licensed restaurant onsite which you can visit without going into the house or gardens.  The restaurant has views over the river Wye. 

CHATSWORTH HOUSE – near Pilsley - 6.5 miles – DE45 1PP

Probably one of the most famous homes in the country, Chatsworth is home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.  It is approximately a 15-minute drive from Bolehill. It beholds stunning architecture and the gardens are not to be missed - it’s a full day out.   Chatsworth has something for the whole family. Its farmyard and playground are ideal for the little ones to explore and enjoy.  The house, extensive gardens and the grounds are superb for the older children in us.   

They have an array of events throughout the year, including horse trials, country shows, the Christmas market and many more. 

BOLSOVER CASTLE – Bolsover – 21 miles – S44 6PR

Set in a proud position with spectacular views over Derbyshire, Bolsover Castle allows you to explore the lavish rooms of the Little Castle, the ruined terraces and the fountain gardens.  This Stuart Mansion was built to impress guests and it is still fulfilling this purpose today.    There is an audio guide available if you want to hear all about the history of the Castle and a tearoom onsite for a nice cup of tea. 

HARDWICK HALLChesterfield – 23 miles – S44 6QJ

First created by the formidable Bess Hardwick in the 1500's, Hardwick Hall is famous for being more glass than wall.  There is lots to explore here - a house, gardens and parkland (with plenty of walks).  The new Hall is owned by the National Trust.  There is also the old hall which is on the same site (this is run by the English Heritage, with an audio tour available).

Dogs: Welcome in the parkland on leads and around the stableyard

KEDLESTON HALLDerby – 25 miles – DE22 5JH

Kedleston Hall, was built in 18th century and is owned by the National Trust. The house has been beautifully restored and there are some spectacular rooms, our favourite room being the dome. There are some lovely grounds to walk in, dogs are welcome in the grounds too.The cafe is a good spot to refuel after a walk around the grounds with the outdoor cafe seating particularly recommended if the weather allows.        

LYME PARK - Stockport – 26 miles – SK12 2NR

Located on the edge of the Peak District National Park, the Grade I listed house is surrounded by formal gardens and a sublime deer park.  The house dates back to the late 16th century and has been run by the National Trust since 1946.  Tour guides were scattered around the house on our visit who were most willing to answer any questions.   

There are many peaceful places to walk in the gardens and grounds.  There is also a lovely cafe, for a coffee or maybe a lunch stop.  Regency afternoon teas are an option, yet booking is required for this. 

ATTRACTIONS

BAKEWELL OLD HOUSE MUSEUMBakewell – 2 miles – DE45 1DD

Set in the heart of the historic town of Bakewell, the Old House Museum is an original Tudor dwelling.  After nearly 500 hundred years of continuous use, the house was rescued from demolition in the 1950's. 

It contains a wide range of artefacts telling the story of Bakewell and the surrounding Peak District. 

THORNBRIDGE BREWERY TOURBakewell - 3 miles – DE45 1GS

See behind the scenes in the brewhouse and hear the story behind the Thornbridge brewery, you won’t find out their secret recipe, but you will get the chance to taste a range of their award-winning beers.  Look out for Japier, this is one of Dan’s favourite beers!   

PEAK ALES VISITORS CENTRENear Pilsley – 6 miles

Peak Ales are a national award winning brewery, traditional craft ales in the heart of the Peak District.

The brewery shop is open daily.  A tour brewery tour is also available too.

PEAK RAILRowley & Matlock – 5 miles – DE4 3NA

Take a step back in time and take a nostalgic steam train journey back in time through the glorious Derbyshire countryside.  There are a few days of the year in which children go free, so check their website or leaflet) for more information.

More information: www.peakrail.co.uk

HEIGHTS OF ABRAHAM - Matlock Bath – 12 miles – DE4 3NT

Probably not one for you if you have a fear of heights!  However if not, you will be rewarded with some spectacular views from the cable cars.   If you brave the journey there is lots to enjoy at the top.  There is a cavern to explore, High Falls and the Treetops visitor centre, with 60 acres of park and woodland to wander and explore. Additionally there are two play areas for the younger members of the family as well as picnic areas.   

PEAK DISTRICT LEAD MINING MUSEUM – Matlock Bath - 12 miles – DE4 3NR

Explore the lead mining heritage of Derbyshire, located within The Grand Pavilion, in Matlock Bath.  Discover more about this industry and how it shaped the landscape.  There is a museum as well as an underground experience.  We understand that Bolehill Farm has roots in the old lead mining industry.

POOLES CAVERN - Buxton - 12 miles – SK17 9DH

Go wild in exploring the vast limestone caverns.  Hidden within the cliffs in Buxton, you will see how crystal stalactites have lined the chamber over millions of years.  A fascinating venue.  

PAVILLION GARDENS – Buxton - 12 miles

This is a wonderful historic venue situated in the heart of Buxton. Nestled in 23 acres of recently restored parkland, the main building is a Grade II listed structure that forms a natural base for visitors and has a café too. 

There is an array of free family friendly activities for a perfect day out; enjoy the gardens, perhaps eat an ice cream and see the grandeur of the recently restored Octagon building.  There is an outdoor adventure playground and an indoor play park for toddlers - something for children of all ages. In addition, there is a miniature train which allows you to ride around the gardens. This service operates most of the year yet there is a small charge.

CASTLETON CAVES - Castleton - 15 miles

Castleton village is about 30 minutes drive from our cottages.  It’s home to the four 'show caves' - essentially four old underground caves that have proved enormously popular due to their fascasinating heritage and wonderfully interesting interior.  They are called Peak Cavern (also known lovingly as The Devils Arse), Speedwell Cavern (with an underground boat trip), Treak Cliff and Blue John Cavern

CRICH TRAMWAY VILLAGECrich - 17 miles – DE4 5DP

Set in a stunning location, the Crich Tramway Village is a great day out for all the family and dogs are welcome too!  You can explore by riding the trams, visit the exhibitions and step back in time along the recreated period street.  It’s easy to get lost in the ‘days gone by’ here.  There is also an indoor and outdoor play area for the little ones to enjoy.  There are a range of place to eat and drink, including the Red Lion pub serving cask ales. 

CARSINGTON WATERCarsington – 18 miles – DE6 1ST

With a wide range of water sports, cycle hire and fishing, Carsington Water has activities aplenty.   Explore the vast network of paths and trails that circumnavigate Carsington Water - explore on foot or bike.  There is an adventure playground and an array of wildlife to see.  There is also a visitor’s centre and a couple of shops on site.   Mobility scooters are available to hire as are electric bikes.

OUTDOOR PURSUITS

Real gems of the Peak District!

DOLOMITE TRAINING  – Bakewell – 07784 005097 

Dolomite Training are based in Bakewell and provide a range of fun and exciting adventurous activities. Their expert instructors can offer you the following experiences; Climbing, Caving, Abseiling, Mountain Biking, Weaselling & Ghyll Scrambling. Call Steve on 07784 005097 to make an enquiry.

PARK RUN Bakewell

There is a weekly park run event in Bakewell very Saturday morning.  The 5K course is along with Monsal trail, starting at the Hassop Station Café.  More details of the Bakewell Park Run can be found at:

GO APEBuxton – 12 miles – SK17 9DH

It is set in a woodland park within the same area as one of the Peak Districts largest cave systems, Pooles Cavern.  The centre is located just outside Buxton.  If you are not feeling adventurous enough to swing the high ropes, then you can walk up through the woods to Solomon's Temple for terrific views over Buxton and the surrounding countryside. 

CARSINGTON WATER FISHINGCarsington – 18 miles – DE6 1ST

Carsington contains a boat fishing water with top quality brown and rainbow trout, offering fly fishing.  They also have 2 boats which have wheelchair access.  It is advised to book these boats in advance. 

BARLOW TROUT & COARSE FISHERYBarlow – 13 miles – S18 8TJ

Barlow Trout and Coarse Fishery is set in 50 acres of beautiful secluded valley on the edge of the Derbyshire Peak District.  Comprising of three trout lakes, four coarse lakes, a specialist carp lake, a fresh water brook and a farm shop.  Day tickets are available.  Barlow lakes are open all year from dawn to dusk.

BEAUTY SPOTS

Real gems of the Peak District!

LATHKILL DALE – 2 miles

Lathkill Dale is on our doorstep and can easily be seen from our fields. There is a footpath a few hundred metres away which leads to Over Haddon village which provides access directly to the dale. Alternatively, a short walk along the road provides a second access via an old packhorse track. The Dale is famous for its wildlife (especially the Dipper) and for its crystal clear water.

MONSAL HEAD – 4 miles

Monsal Head is roughly a 10 minute drive from Bolehill and is a famous beauty spot with a magnificent view across Monsal Dale and up the Wye valley.  The view is spectacular, with the river far below, winding through a steep-sided and often rocky valley.  The route of the former Midland Railway makes its way along Monsal Dale and was carried by a viaduct over the river and into a tunnel which goes right beneath Monsal Head.

 PADLEY GORGE – 11 miles

Padley Gorge is an ancient old beech tree lined gorge between Grindleford Station (well known for its cafe) and the National Trust Longshaw Estate. In Autumn when the leaves change to their golden colour, Padley Gorge becomes a magical place to walk. 

STANAGE EDGE - 14 miles

Situated north of Hathersage, Stanage Edge is an impressive and popular place for walkers and for rock climbing with stunning views of the Dark Peak moorlands and the Hope Valley. The gritstone edge rises some 100 metres above the moorland below and stretches more than 4 miles (6 kilometres) along its top.

DOVEDALE - 15 miles

The Dovedale stepping stones are just a 20-minute drive away from Bolehill. Although the stepping stones themselves can get very busy in summer it is always possible to see the river and its valley in their true magnificence by walking just a few hundred metres past the crowds.  The connecting Milldale is also particularly quaint. 

LADYBOWER RESERVOIRS - 16 miles

About 30-40-minute drive from our cottages lies Ladybower reservoirs. In all there is the modern Ladybower reservoir and the two older reservoirs (Howden and Derwent). Derwent Dam is known for its use as a 'practise' dam for the famous Dambuster raids. At Derwent Dam there is a large car park, a visitor centre and cycle hire  and easy access right up to the dam wall.

GOYT VALLEY - 16 miles

Lying a few miles from Buxton in the Peak District National Park, the Goyt Valley provides some wonderful walks across a gloriously picturesque landscape.  They vary from easy footpaths down to the river bank (which is very much a stream at this point), to stone tracks laid across open moorland.

CYCLING

Over the last few years the Peak District has become a major destination for cyclists. The 2014 Tour de France passed through the northern portion of the Peak District and the annual Euroica cycling festival is hosted locally. 

The Peak District is a brilliant place to explore on a bike, with a number of different off-road cycle paths for the whole family to enjoy.     

We have recently invested in a specially designed cycle storage shelter, providing a dedicating place to store your bike.  We also have a wash down area in order for you to ensure your bike is in the best condition after a cycle.  There are also brushes available to clean your bikes with. 

We are ideally located for most of the trails, about 3 miles from the Monsal, High Peak and Tissington Trails. 

There are other routes in easy reach including Carsington Water and Derwent Dam. 

We have a range of maps and route on site which are available to borrow.  If you don't have your own bike to bring along on your holiday, there are places available to hire bike, these can be found on the links below, or we can advise when you arrive for your stay. 

MONSAL TRAIL

The Monsal Trail is the former Midland Railway Line which runs for 8.5 miles between Blackwell Mill in Chee Dale and Coombs Road in Bakewell.  It is now a traffic free route for walkers, cyclists, horse riders and wheelchair users.  It passes through spectacular limestone dales, with a number of tunnels along the route.  Along with the tunnels there is also a spectacular viaduct on the route. Cycle hire is available from Hassop Station or Blackwell Mill Cycle Hire

Suggested stop offs: The Hassop Station Cafe and Monsal Head Hotel are both just off the Monsal Trail

TISSINGTON TRAIL

A former railway line, the Tissington trail runs between Parsley Hay and Ashbourne covering 13 miles in total.  As with the other trails, it's a traffic free route for walkers and cyclists alike.  This is probably one of the most popular routes within the local area.  It passes through or near some of the most picturesque villages in the Peak District.  If you don't have your own bikes, there is cycle hire available in  Parsley Hay or Ashbourne.

Suggested stop offs:

  • Tissington is a lovely place for a well-earned break. We would say it is a must to pass through Tissington, as it is one of the best preserved old villages in the area, with a spectacular old Hall - Tissington Hall.  There is a popular cafe just next to the Hall called Herberts.  It gets very busy in the summer, especially if the weather is fine.  We have enjoyed afternoon tea here a few times! 
  • Hartington is also a popular stop off along this route. It is a pretty village, with historic buildings arranged around the large green in the centre of the village.  Again, as with Tissington it can become very busy in the summer months, particularly when the sun is shining.  There is a fabulous cheese shop in Hartington.  The village used to have a Stilton cheese factory, which sadly closed, but the shop still sells a varied range of local cheeses

HIGH PEAK TRAIL

The High Peak trail is the longest of the three trails in the local area spanning approximately 17.5 miles between High Peak Junction, (near Cromford) and Dowlow (just outside of Buxton).  As with the Tissington and Monsal trail, the High Peak trail is a traffic-free trail suitable for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.  It passes through some of Derbyshire's finest countryside.  Cycle hire is available from Middleton Top Cycle Hire.

 Suggested stop offs:

  • The Royal Oak pub is located just off the trail at Hurdlow, serving food all day (details in our ‘Where to Eat’ section of our ‘Welcome Folder’
  • Cromford Wharf - Cromford Wharf is the historic terminus of the Cromford Canal. Built at the end of the 18th century, it is a nice spot to enjoy
  • High Peak Junction Visitors Centre

WALKS FROM THE DOOR

We are lucky to be located just 100 metres from the footpath which links to Over Haddon in one direction and Sheldon in the other.  Within our welcome folder which is provided to you in your cottage, there are full details of the walks from the door, maps and of course recommendations of pubs stops too!

  • Walk 1 - To Over Haddon
  • Walk 2 - To Sheldon and Magpie Mine
  • Walk 3 - Lathkill Dale
  • Walk 4 - Ashford-in-the-Water
  • Walk 5 - Monyash
  • Walk 6 - Bakewell

TOWNS AND VILLAGES

There are many towns and villages to visit in the local area, below are some of our suggestions. 

 

The Peak District is home to many beautirful towns and villages.  These are just a few of our favourites

BAKEWELL – 2 miles

We are located just 2 miles from the centre of the historic market town of Bakewell – the only town within the Peak District National Park.  With its rich history and fame stemming from the Bakewell pudding, it is a great place to spend an afternoon, or a whole day - it is the gleaming gem of the Peak District.  Idyllically situated on the banks of the river Wye, this is the perfect setting for a river walk.  It houses the medieval five arch bridge and several quaint courtyards.  If you need a coffee break, you will be spoilt for choice with a wide range of coffee shops or a number of pubs if you fancy something stronger.  Scotts Garden is worth checking out. 

 OVER HADDON – 2 miles

Over Haddon is our nearest village and can be approached either by a 30-minute walk over fields along the footpath or a short drive.  The village is perched at the top of Lathkil Dale with terrific views over the dale towards the far hillside and provides easy but steep access to the Dale itself.  There is a friendly pub, 'The Lathkil Hotel' that serves real ale and food. During the summer months, 'The Garden Tea Room' is open, providing excellent tea and cakes on their front terrace.  

ASHFORD-IN-THE WATER – 2 miles

The tranquil village of Ashford-in-the-Water is just a few minutes drive from Bolehill or alternatively a 45 minute walk across fields from the door.  The village is well worth a visit if nothing else to see the 'Sheep Wash' bridge- very pretty. The village shop is still thriving as are both of the pubs and the small tea room.  Also, there is a childs playpark for the little ones. 

EDENSOR – 6 miles

This pretty little village is part of the Chatsworth estate.  Originally the village was close to the River Derwent immediately below Chatsworth. However in the mid-1800’s the 6th Duke of Devonshire had it moved out of sight over a hill, apart from one cottage whose tenant did not want to move (which still stands in Chatsworth Park).  It is a charming little village with every one of its small houses of a different architectural design. There is a tea room there too. 

HARTINGTON – 8 miles

This is another one of the more popular villages in the Peaks, with olde-worlde buildings arranged around a large village green.  It can get very busy in the summer months.  There is a lovely cheese shop in Hartington.  The village used to have a Stilton cheese factory, which sadly closed, but the shop still sells a good range of local cheeses.  It also has a couple of pubs and a range of cafes to choose from. 

EYAM – 9 miles

Eyam is teaming with history – it’s known as the ‘Plague Village’ by residents and visitors alike.  Step back in time and immerse yourself in the story of how the plague was brought to the village – visit the Plague Cottages, the Eyam museum is ordinarily open from March to November.  It’s a pretty village which a number of tearooms, café and pubs to enjoy.  Please do not let the morbid theme put you off visiting – its fascinating!

TISSINGTON – 13 miles

Tissington Village is part of the Tissington estate and as such has changed very little over the last 100 or so years. It is regarded as one of the most picturesque English villages and is a popular tourist attraction, particularly during its well dressing week.  There are numerous small businesses in the village including an old-fashioned sweet shop.  In the centre of the village lies the terrific Tissington Hall.  There is a popular cafe situated next to the Hall, called Herberts.  It gets very busy in the summer, especially if the weather is fine.  We have enjoyed afternoon tea here a few times! 

CASTLETON – 15 miles

Castleton is a beautiful village and one of our favourites – especially in the run up to Christmas with its special array of Christmas lights!  It is situated at the head of the Hope Valley.  As well as being popular at Christmas, it is also famous for its caves, history, shops, the ancient Peveril Castle and for those wishing to walk on the numerous footpaths in the area.  Castleton is surrounded by hillsides and overlooked by Mam Tor – a great spot for walking

WHERE TO EAT

Everyone tastes are different, so take a look and see what you think.  There are so many places to eat in the local area - you will be spoilt for choice.  There is a more extensive list of places to eat in our cottage welcome folder.

All of the below are within a 15 minute drive and give you an idea on what is available before your visit.  We are always happy to try and make suggestions if you need! 

THE BULLS HEAD - Monyash – 2 miles – DE45 1JH – 01629 812372

Situated on the perimeter edge of the village green within the pretty village of Monyash, The Bulls Head is popular with locals and tourists alike.  You can sit in either the bar or restaurant area and the menu consists of superb pub food.  Generally the portions are very large – fantastic for those with a larger appetite!  A real favourite of ours. 

THE COCK AND PULLET - Sheldon – 2 miles – DE45 1QS – 01629 814292

This is another option for a pub walk from the door (see Walks from the Door Leaflet).   A classic, local village pub, it provides both bar snacks and a full menu.  A cosy pub serving simple, honest pub food.  This is one of our favourite traditional pub in the area.  The pub has a pool table and darts board too.  Look out (and listen out!) for the clocks

THE LATHKILL HOTEL - Over Haddon– 2 miles – DE45 1JE – 01629 812501

You can walk to this pub directly from Bolehill!   This is a pub with really terrific views over Lathkill Dale - one of the most spectacular in the Peak District.  It serves decent food – with a lunchtime buffet at certain periods.  It's a nice place to enjoy an evening summer drink.  Real ale drinkers and spirit drinkers rejoice!

PIEDANIELS - Bakewell - 2 miles – DE45 1BX - 01629 812687

A classic French restaurant with a French chef Eric and his wife Christiana.  The menu and the food are excellent.  If you are looking for a special place to eat, this is the place for you.  They offer a lunchtime and evening midweek set menu which is excellent value for money for the type of food served.  We love it here for a special occasion! 

THE PEACOCK - Bakewell - 2 miles – DE45 1DS - 01629 813635

Located in the centre of Bakewell, opposite Co-op, The Peacock is one of the more expensive pubs in Bakewell.  Serving all the pub classics with some rustic French dishes included, using locally sourced ingredients.  They also serve a range of Peak Ales.

THE PACKHORSE INN - Little Longstone - 5 miles – DE45 1NN - 01629 640471

This historic pub is located just off the Monsal Trail. They serve a range of traditional pub dishes and tapas.  It has the very popular Thornbridge Brewery beers available (we wouldn't hesitate to recommend these!).  The Pack Horse has a really cosy friendly feel, with candle light and fires burning, giving it a real atmosphere.  One of our favourites, although this is a small pub with few tables, so make sure you book ahead. 

THE CRISPIN INN - Great Longstone - 5 miles – DE45 1TZ - 01629 640237

Situated in the heart of the pretty village, Great Longstone.  The Crispin is a homely pub, serving good value homemade pub favourites.  The mug ceiling is particularly spectacular – you’ll see what we mean!  Its cosy feel and log burning fires are perfect for those colder months.  Alternatively, the sunny beer garden to the side of the pub is the perfect place to enjoy your food and drink during the lighter and brighter months. 

THE ROYAL OAK - Hurdlow - 5 miles – SK17 9QJ - 01298 83288

This country pub is located a short jot off the High Peak Trail.  This pub is more of a restaurant, with a bar and a main restaurant area.  With an extensive choice of food, this is one of the more expensive pubs in the area.  We have always enjoyed our meals here, good food and service to match. 

EVENTS CALENDAR

2019 Events:

There are so many events which happen during the year in Bakewell and the local area, here we have tried to provide a list of some inspiration for any future visits or even help you plan when to visit us next!   We will continue to update this throughout the year with any more events we hear about which you may find interesting. 

 Spring

  • Haddon Hall Spring Artisan Market Friday 5th – Sunday 7th April
  • Bakewell Food Festival Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th April
  • Chatsworth International Horse Trials Friday 10th – Sunday 12th May

Summer

  • Monyash Well Dressings Saturday 25th May – Monday 3rd June
  • RHS Chatsworth Flower Festival Wednesday 5th Sunday 9th June
  • Matlock Food & Drink Festival Saturday 8th – Sunday 8th June
  • Ashford Well Dressings Saturday 15th June – Sunday 23rd June
  • Over Haddon Well Dressings Saturday 22nd – Saturday 30th June
  • Dogs Unleashed Bakewell Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June
  • Bakewell Carnival Week – Saturday 29th June – Sunday 7th July
  • Bakewell Carnival Saturday 6th July 2019
  • Haddon Hall Summer Artisan Market Friday 26th Sunday 28th July
  • Thornbridge Peakender Beer Festival Friday 16th – Sunday 18th August
  • Eroica Britannia Saturday 18th August  
  • Chatsworth Country Fair Friday 30th August – Sunday 1st September

Autumn

  • Matlock Bath Illuminations Saturday 7th September – Sunday 27th October
  • Chatsworth Bonfire & Fireworks Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd November

Winter

  • Christmas at Chatsworth 9th November – 5th January
  • Chatsworth Christmas Market 15th November – 3rd December
  • Bakewell Christmas Weekend Saturday 23rd and Sunday 23rd November
  • Matlock Victorian Christmas Weekend (dates TBC)
  • Tissington Hall – Christmas Star of Wonder – dates in November and December
  • Christmas Creative at Haddon Hall (including Candlelit Tours (dates TBC)