Hi there! I’ve visited Derbyshire, this central region of England, last August, and I was totally amazed! I’ll share with you below the schedule of my week and I hope you’d want to discover the surroundings as well!
How to get there?
As I live in Jersey, the easiest way to travel there was by plane. I arrived at Doncaster Airport and left from East Midlands. Both are about a 45 minutes drive from Woolley Moor and the Peacock at Rowsley, where I stayed during this trip. I rented a car through Avis so I took it at Doncaster and brought it back to East Midlands.
Why you should visit Derbyshire?
I will give you 3 good reasons, but it’s really hard to choose! First, because there is something for everyone. You holidays can either be sporty, like at Monsal Trail, a former railroad converted into a bike path. But they can also be more peaceful with hikes alongside rivers. Believe me or not but I was lucky enough having an amazing weather over 25 degrees, so was very happy with these shaded walks. Castles in Derbyshire are honestly as beautiful as in France: whether it’s the magnificent Chatsworth, or the authentic Haddon Hall! Finally, I liked mixing with the locals and participating in local fairs. I will come back in more detail in the next articles!
My schedule for a week trip in Derbyshire
- Monsal trail in the morning and relaxing stroll in Youlgreave in the afternoon
- Visit of Chatsworth House all day.
- Trek from Dovedale to Milldale, with a sunset at Black rocks and a superb dinner at Peacock
- Haddon Hall visit in the morning and afternoon at the Ashover show. Evening walk at Lumsdale waterfalls!
- Shopping at Chesterfield Market and hiking at Stanage edge
- Mam tor in the rain and comfort food break in Bakewell
- Walk around Woolley Moor and its fair!
Look forward to giving you more details in future articles!
Boujou (the Norman way to say XOXO)