Peak District Activities

Welyarde is a great choice for a Peak District holiday.  Located in the heart of the Peak District National Park, the cottage is only a short drive to Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, and the market towns of Bakewell, Buxton and Ashbourne.  There are a host of Peak District activities to enjoy whilst staying at Welyarde – some of which you can read about below.

Many places allow dogs to visit with you.  But if you want a day out to somewhere which doesn’t welcome dogs, we have a very reliable dog sitter in the village:  contact Fiona/Juliet at Frederick-Lloyd who will be happy to help.

Peak District Activities:

Visit a Well Dressing ceremony: see here for a calendar of local events.  Wakes Week in Tideswell is the last full week in June.

Take in a concert by the Tideswell Male Voice Choir: see here

Tideswell has a thriving cinema club with various screenings throughout the year.  They also show Live Arts events upstairs at The George.  See here for their current programme.

Other arts and cultural Peak District activities can be found here

Visit Chatsworth House and Gardens – and their award winning Farm Shop.

Visit Haddon Hall – the setting for numerous period TV dramas

Visit the Chestnut Centre, an Otter and Owl sanctuary in High Peak: see here

Visit the market towns of Buxton, Bakewell or Ashbourne.

Visit Eyam Hall and their fabulous Craft Centre

Visit the Eyam Museum, to learn more about the fascinating history of the ‘plague village’.

Visit the National Trust’s Longshaw Estate: see here

Visit Peveril Castle: see here

Visit Sheffield!  Thirty minutes down the road, this fabulous city has some great architecture to see, and attractions to visit.  It’s nothing like how it was portrayed in The Full Monty!!!  See here.

Attend a Derbyshire Wildlife Trust event: see here for details

Visit the Speedwell Cavern or Devil’s Arse!

Go Ape!  In the beautiful Buxton Country Park.  See here.

Feeling energetic?  Paul, our local fitness instructor, can be booked for personal fitness sessions or guided bike rides around the area.  See here.

Splash out on a Hot Air Balloon Ride with the Dragon Balloon Company.

Always getting lost on walks?  Go on a Map and Compass course!  See here.

Go Fishing!  See here.

Go for a walk – Download two audio trails around Tideswell here

Two excellent collections of walks: here and here.

Free guided walks programme: see here

Guided walks with Sally and Alfie (the dog!):  see here

The local Ramblers Association:  see here

The “Paws on the Moors” initiative:  see here

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