5 English Gardens You Need To Visit This Summer

 

2016 is the year of the English garden, so let’s celebrate!

Here’s a few of our favourites that we think are well worth a visit:

 

1- Gardens of Renishaw Hall

Winner of the 2015 ‘Garden of the Year Award’ you can imagine just how magical this garden is!

The first thing that greets you is the Italian inspired part of the garden, with perfect symmetry, water fountains and delicate statues. Walking down through all of this loveliness, you can see a beautiful old trees,a lake and field full of cows. There’s also a wilder part of the garden which includes bluebells and a newly planted walk-through arch of hanging laburnum- which is stunning when they’re in bloom! An undeniably brilliant day out.

 

 

2-Chatsworth Gardens

This is the ultimate example of the ‘English Garden’, designed by Capability Brown 300 years ago, it’s been added to ever since. There’s water features, a kitchen garden, stunning landscaping, captivating sculptures and even a maze! It’s a fascinating garden that will leave you feeling like a Duke or Duchess.

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3-Haddon Hall Gardens

It’s easy to find yourself fantasising that you’re the lead role in a moody period drama when wandering around this gorgeous garden. There’s beautiful stone turrets, an Elizabethan inspired knot garden, gorgeous terraces, beautiful red roses- all set on the background rolling hills and the river Wye.

 

 

4-Hardwick Hall Gardens

The gardens of Hardwick Hall have a fantastic collection of  courtyards, gorgeous flower boarders, orchards, lawns, and wonderful formal hedges. They also are claimed to have ‘one of the finest herb gardens in the country’!

Where ever you turn there’s always a gorgeous scene, with both Hardwick hall and the Hardwick Old Hall in plain view from the gardens- it’s a real pleasure to explore!

 

 

5-Kedleston Hall Gardens

As well as the grounds of Kedleston Hall having gorgeous land for some country walks, it’s also home to ‘pleasure grounds’. These are one of the best surviving examples of an 18th-century informal landscape. Although it looks natural, the landscape was actually intricately designed to show the Hall and its environment in the best possible light- a beautiful and unique example of the English garden!

 

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We hope you’ve enjoyed our list of Peak District gardens, and if you’ve taken any snaps yourself, we’d love to see, so tag us @visitpeakdistrict on Instagram, @vpdd on Twitter or via Facebook– we will be sure to share the best ones with all of our social media friends too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arkwright’s Mill at Cromford: The Ever-Evolving World Heritage Site

Arkwright’s Mill at Cromford is a place that changed the course of history forever.

Created in 1771, it was the first ever water-powered cotton spinning mill in the world. After that, industry and society were never to be the same again!

 

 

 

 

Cromford Mill’s Brand New Additions:

 

After some fantastic restoration, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Cromford Mill now has a brand new look! Along with some great new exhibitions, it’s also now made Cromford the starting point for the whole of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. Which includes fifteen miles of Derbyshire’s historic mills and industrial areas, all the way south to the Derby Silk Mill and the Joseph Wright Gallery.

 

Once you arrive at the Cromford Mill site you can have a browse in the unique shops, which sell everything from antiques, original art, textiles, crafts to second-hand treasures in ‘Arkwright’s Attic’!

 

 

Next up is the brand new ‘Arkwright Experience’ exhibition and tour! You can explore the first ever mill with this new and fascinating projection tour, which is hosted by Sir Richard Arkwright himself!  Let the father of industry tell you all about the daily workings of the mill and how he built his water-powered empire.

This is a unique way of travelling through time and feeling as if you’re seeing the first ever mill in full swing!

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Also in the new Gateway Information Hub, there are some more hands-on activities, such as interactive tablets, films and physical 3D maps. These  allow you  to find out exactly what  the 17 designated sites contained within the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Sites are about, and their history-  it’s a great way to start to a  journey though the history of the area.

There are also new audio tours, English, German and Mandarin, so now more people than ever can enjoy the history of Cromford!

 

 

 

Besides being the only World Heritage Site in the whole of the East Midlands, Cromford Mill also offers a fantastic canal side cafe, so after your fun day of shopping and time-travelling back to a day in the world’s first ever mill, you can relax by the canal and enjoy some food or just some tea and cake!

 

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Cromford Mills is a charity, therefore all proceeds go back into the site, so why not have a fantastic day out and help to keep local industrial history alive?

Click here for more information on your day out at Cromford!

 

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5 Great Ideas for Day Out this Father’s Day

 

Father’s Day is just around the corner, so we’re here to help you organise an unforgettable day-out for your Dad that he will love!

Here are a few ideas that we thinks dads everywhere would very much enjoy:

 

 

Breadsall Priory: driving range, beer and chips!

If your dad likes hitting golf balls at a driving range, drinking beer and eating chips this is pretty much a gift made for him- this offer includes: a bucket of range balls, a bucket of beer and a bucket of fish and chips!

 

Tour of Derby’s Real Ale Pubs

The Lonely Planet has called Derby “the best place to drink real ale in the world” and with good reason too! Derby has more beers on offer per population than anywhere else in the UK and with loads of great of breweries based in the city, there’s no danger of not enjoying a good brew. Click here for a list of ten of the best real ale pubs, from Visit Derby.

 

Vintage Adventure Tours

Why not let your dad be driven around some of the Peak District’s best bits in a vintage car?  The model is a 1929 Model A Ford, and the driver is dressed completely in very fancy vintage clothes, so would make for a fantastic Father’s Day experience!

 

Take Aim for Father’s Day at Bolsover Castle 

If you think your Dad would like a family day out firing off arrows and alike- why  not have Father’s Day weekend being a family of archers for the day! You’ll be greeted by the expert archers and hear tantalising tales of chivalrous battles and fearsome quests. Sharpen your arrows for a Father’s day out to remember.

 

Cromford Mill’s New ‘Arkwright Experience’ 

If your Dad is a history lover, this is perfect. There’s a great new projected exhibition/tour of the very first, original mill and it’s lead by Sir Richard Arkwright at Cromford Mill!

 

 

 

Walk of the Month: June

 

 

The summer months in the Peak District and Derbyshire are glorious- it’s best time of year to visit the national park. So, make the most of that nice sunny day and take a walk down the Longdendale trail!

 

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This trail starts in Hadfield within the Peak District.

You can catch a train from Manchester or drive with ample space to park in this area. The walk this month is flat, with options of hills if desired, it has great views and can be as long a day as you fancy! As well as being a range of difficulty levels on this trail,  there are also facilities, accommodation and services in the town to suit everyone.

 

There are many reservoirs that line the long wooded valley known as Longdendale, such as: Bottoms, Valehouse, Rhodeswood, Torside and Woodhead. They are fuelled by the river Etherow which also powered the mills of Glossop.

Here’s a little bit of history for you: John Bateman helped to construct the reservoirs starting in 1849 so the growing population of Manchester would not be without and was key feature in the industrial revolution.

 

Right, so off we go!

Starting with a few easily walkable hundred metres from the train station or car parking you join the Longdendale trail and head east. Common with runners, pushchairs and ramblers this old railway line is sign posted and good under foot. Passing Bottoms reservoir then very peaceful Valehouse reservoir the hustle and bustle of modern life starts to melt away.

 

Looking to the sides of the trail there are plenty of colourful flowers to see. The pinky purple colour of herb robert (geranium robertianum), the bright yellow of tormentil (potentilla erecta) or the bleached white of ramson (wild garlic) add another aspect to the walk. See who can smell the next clump of wild garlic before they can see it!

 

 

 

As we approach Torside reservoir we cross paths with the famous Pennine Way. You can now choose to cross over the dam and head back along the path on the opposite side of Rhodeswood and Valehouse reservoirs ultimately leading back to Hadfield. You could alternatively continue along the path until you reach the disused Woodhead station and tunnel… lots of great options to choose from!

 

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With occasional picnic benches, sign posts, accessible walking and constantly beautiful surroundings, Longdendale trail is ideal for any family looking for a countryside break from the city!

 

This blog was written by Matt Dawson of Trekking Skills

For your own professionally guided walks contact Matt on:

07792008862
matt@trekkingskills.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s On This Bank Holiday Weekend

 

Bank Holidays are great. There’s loads of extra time, excitement and an excuse to have yourself a little break… so why not try the Peak District?

There’s loads of great things to do whilst you’re here too:

 

 

Beside the Seaside Day Crich Tramway

Vintage seaside loveliness guaranteed! For one weekend only, Crich Tramway Museum is bringing a beach party to Derbyshire.

 

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The Village is being transformed into a seaside resort with a beach area complete with deck chairs, as well as the essential bucket and spades for the epitome of seaside day out… the sandcastle.

As well as sandcastles, they’ll also be a traditional “Flea” Circus, a Punch & Judy show, fun fair and Crich Brass will be performing on the Bandstand!

 

 Georgian Weekend at Cromford Mills

 

There will be owls, pony & trap rides, Georgian games, special tours, dressing up, face painting and a Georgian market … need we say more?! Get down the Cromford mill and live out your Georgian dreams.

 

Clash of the Knights at Bolsover Castle

Chain-mailed and adrenalin-fuelled, Bolsover castle is where these armoured knights battle it out! Feel the heat as four teams fight with clubs and shields in this contest of skill and strength.

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Tensions will rise, alliances will be made and broken but only one team will triumph.

Enjoy merry music while your budding young knights test their bravery on the field and revel in some medieval culture… and almost definitely fall asleep in the car on the way home.

 

Castleton Garland Celebrations… with May pole dances!

 

This will be a fantastically traditional Bank Holiday event; May pole dances, horses and a procession of the “King & Consort” through the village… all of which ends up in the pub where the festivities continue!

 

 

Find Some Local Art at the ‘Arts in the Village’ Festival

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Take in some gorgeous local art and some live music over the bank holiday weekend at Peak Shopping Village! With over 20 exhibitors, live music and local artists you’re sure to find a great hand crafted souvenir of your weekend.

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Thornbridge Brewery will be hosting a Saturday social over the bank holiday weekend. Chilled beer, laid-back music and exciting food will be the orders of the day, and you can even pop along to a brewery tour whilst you’re there!

 

 

We hope that we’ve inspired you to go out and make the most of that extra day off- enjoy!

 

Enjoy Beautiful Local Art This Bank Holiday

 

Fancy filling your bank holiday weekend with art, music and shopping?

 

‘Arts in the Village’ Festival is part of Derbyshire Open Arts 2016, which is a county-wide celebration of local art and is coming to Peak Shopping Village this bank holiday weekend.

There will be over 20 exhibitors within the Old Station Gallery & marquee at Peak Shopping Village, exhibiting their work, including visual artists, ceramicists and designers. There will also be live music, entertainment, street food & free children’s activities and of course, shopping- the perfect bank holiday day out!

 

 

Here’s a little bit from some of the featured artists:

 

Alan Birchall – Inspired by the natural world and oriental culture, I make individual, thrown, functional and decorative pieces. Influenced particularly by Japanese potters, I also create hand-built and carved pieces.

I work in stoneware and fire in either a gas or combined gas & wood-fired kiln.

Glazes are based on traditional oriental recipes and usually incorporate local wood ashes. The combination of natural ash and the raw flame produce new and exciting effects with each firing.

 

Katherine Rhodes – I am inspired by natural objects and forms, preferring the rugged forms and flowing lines found in rural landscapes and nature. Living in Sheffield, I am close to the Peak District and regularly make use of this for inspiration. Other subjects include flowers, pebbles, coast and shoreline, rocks and mountains.

 

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Peter Watson – My main subject matter is landscapes and coastline, and living near

Ashbourne in the Derbyshire Dales, this gives me every opportunity to
sketch and paint if a subject, mood and weather conditions inspire me.
Using mainly acrylics on either board or canvas, I like to work at speed
to capture the moment in one session. This I feel creates a freshness and vibrancy to a painting that is not overworked.

 

Lesley Nason – Lesley creates atmospheric porcelain wall art, decorative vessels, clocks and contemporary ceramic jewellery. Her work is inspired by the sketches and photographs she makes of the British countryside, coast, flora and fauna. The rolling hills, forests and farmland of Derbyshire, surrounding her home feature strongly in her work, together with her love of the Cornish coast.

 

There are also 22 other exhibitors in the event, so it’s sure to be a fun-packed weekend!

 

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6 Fantastic Farm Shops & Farmers’ Markets in the Peak District & Derbyshire

 

It’s a widely acknowledged fact that locally grown food tastes better, right?

So here’s a few of the Peak District & Derbyshire’s best loved farm shops and farmers market so you know exactly where to get those local spuds, parsnips and sausages.

 

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1- Chatsworth Farm Shop

Located in the idyllic village of Pilsey, near Chatsworth House is their farm shop- full of delicious produce fresh from the estate, tenant farms and local suppliers. More than half of the shop’s stock is either produced or prepared on the Chatsworth Estate itself. This charming farm shop is symbolic of ultimate country living!

There’s everything from bread and beer to poultry and pies and more than 100 cheeses- all of the finest quality .

 

2- Denby Farm Shop

This is brand new farm shop, and has food from Walter Smith, a farm established in 1885. Their meat, fresh vegetables and locally sourced goods are of the highest quality- the delicious deli counter also won’t disappoint lovers of good local produce!

 

3- Bakewell Farmers’ Market

This has to be the best known market in the area, and it occurs every Monday, when the town is at its busiest. The famous farmers Markets are held in the Agricultural Business Centre on the last Saturday each month- it’s a lovely day out to peruse the stalls and finish with a Bakewell Pudding!

 

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4-Chesterfield Farmers’ Market

This market is truly at the heart of Chesterfield town and takes place on the second Thursday of every month on Central Pavement.

Stalls include fresh seasonal produce, organic vegetables, rare meats, fish, jams and handmade crafts direct from the producers. It’s the perfect place to pick up all of your fruit and veg for a locally grown dinner!

 

5-Croots Farm Shop

Found in the beautiful Ecclesbourne Valley is Croots Farm Shop & Kitchen,  offering a range of local food; so local in fact that 40 suppliers are within a fifty mile radius of the shop.

The deli counter offers home cooked hams and some sixty cheeses, many of which are hand-made in small quantities. Also there is a range of savoury pies, quiches, sausage rolls and scotch eggs, all made in the shop and ready for your lunch or picnic.

 

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6-Buxton Farmers’ Market at the Pavilion

A day out in Buxton is always a treat, but every first Thursday of the month there’s a great farmers market in the Garden’s Marquee; the stalls will be packed full of great local food, produce and homemade crafts from the High Peak and Derbyshire Dales- you’re sure to find a tasty treat here!

 

 

So, next time you grab some local Peak District produce and proudly announce to the dinner table “this was grown just down the road”, think of us!

 

The Ultimate Pooch-Friendly Walk in the Peak District

 

We’ve got in professional writer, Peter Naldrett, who is author of  Countryside Books’ Dog Walkers Guide to Derbyshire and the Peak District to tell us about his number one spot in the Peak District to walk his dog; read on to find out more…

 

There’s no place on Earth like the Peak District. The range of scenery, the challenging walks, the choice of tea rooms, the quirky traditions. And there’s nothing quite like stepping out and embarking on a Peak District adventure with your dog to keep your company.

These strolls are between 2 and 6 miles and aim to avoid as many stiles as possible, keep away from sheep for as much as possible and give dogs the opportunity for a dip in water. Of course, the beauty of the Peak District is that it’s covered in farmland, so it’s not always possible to avoid sheep and stiles…

 

Fortunately, Derbyshire is also home to some incredibly access-friendly reservoir paths and some wonderfully adapted former railway routes that see dog-walkers plotting the same tracks that steam trains once called their own.

 

So, I’ll now give you a taste of one of the walks. Ladybower Reservoir is a real favourite with me…

 

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It may be a man-made feature designed to quench the thirst of nearby industrial towns, but there’s no denying that the reservoirs of the Upper Derwent Valley add a mystical charm and surreal beauty to this corner of Derbyshire. Construction on this reservoir started in 1935 – some time after the walls and towers of the reservoirs further up the valley. The work was completed in 1943, though slowed considerably by the war, and the valley took an astonishing two years to fill up before being opened officially by King George VI in 1945. Holding nearly 28 million cubic metres of water, the circular walk in this book only takes in the northern end of the reservoir, which is split into two sections by the A57 road bridge. A very popular stroll with dog owners, this route has the great combination of easy access, good facilities, amazing views, mainly level paths and real sense of being in the countryside.

Dog Factors

Distance: 5.8 miles

Road walking: There is a busy stretch of the A57 to walk besides when crossing the road bridge over the reservoir. Other tracks on the way round the reservoir are for access only and unlikely to see much traffic.

Livestock: Sheep may be encountered on the western side of the reservoir, while much of the walk on the eastern side is fenced in on both sides. Take note of local signs asking for dogs to be on leads, and note also that there are likely to be lots of ducks and geese around the visitor centre.

Stiles: None.

Nearest vets: Hope Valley Veterinary Clinic

 

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Terrain

This walk is largely on the level, though there are a few slight ups and downs along the way. Near the end of the walk, there are two flights of stairs to negotiate.

Where to park

Where the A57 Snake Pass road crosses over Ladybower Reservoir, there is a road heading off to the north signed for the Derwent Valley at grid reference SK 191, 864. Take this road, head over the cattle grid and beyond the bus turning point. You will see a section of roadside parking on the right and this is the base for your walk. If this stretch of parking is full (and it does tend to fill up on popular days) there is an alternative car park across the road a little further on. Alternative car parks can be found further up the road. OS Map: Explorer OL1 The Peak District – Dark Peak area.

How to get there

The A57 is one of the main roads between Sheffield and Manchester. If coming from the Sheffield side, Ladybower Reservoir is around a 10 minute drive from the edge of the city and the turning for the car park is on the right after the bridge. From Manchester, head over the hills and bends of the Snake Pass and look out for the turning to the Derwent Valley on the left after reaching the reservoir. From the south, take the A6013 to its junction with the A57, turning left onto it before turning right to the car park after the bridge over the reservoir.

Nearest refreshments

At the head of Ladybower Reservoir, between the main expanse of water and the imposing dam wall of Derwent Reservoir, you will find Fairholmes Visitor Centre. As well as toilets, tourist information and shop, there’s also a popular kiosk selling hot and cold drinks and a range of snacks. There’s no indoor seating area, but a nearby shelter can provide respite from bad weather and it’s certainly a great place to grab something to keep energy levels up.

The Walk Itself

From the first car park on the road up to Fairholmes, face the reservoir and walk down the grassy bank towards it. You’ll meet a well used footpath well before the water and you should turn right along it. This path takes you through a small wood, keeping the reservoir on your left. The bridge over the A57 will soon come into view and you should follow the path towards it. At the end of this path there is a gate to go through when you meet the road, and you should turn left onto the pavement when you reach it. At the junction with the A57, turn left again following the signs towards Sheffield and Bamford. Cross the bridge and go past the bus stop.

The bridge you have just crossed is called the Ashopton Viaduct, a reminder of the lost village in this area. When Ladybower Reservoir was filled up for the first time, the village of Ashopton was flooded and now lies to the south of the bridge under water. Any chance of seeing those villages again is lost even to divers because they have now been covered up by silt.

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Just after the bus stop there is a concrete track heading up to the left at grid reference SK 195, 864. Take this and make your way away from the A57. At the top of the track, there is a gate to go through straight ahead of you. This leads you back onto the path which goes around the reservoir, keeping the water on your left. The route bends both to the left and right before crossing over a small stream and passing through a gate. This section of the walk is fenced in on both sides. Continue ahead over another stream and through another gate, all the time sticking to this well defined path.

An interpretive board on the left of the path shows pictures of this valley before it was flooded. Look out for the church steeple which once stood close to the spot you are standing in and was eventually destroyed for safety reasons.

When you go through the gate at grid reference SK 185, 887, shortly after the interpretive, you find yourself on a quiet road which is used for access only. Continue ahead, passing Jubilee Cottages on the left which have a post box and a telephone box outside. Sticking to the road, you’ll soon be able to see the large, impressive dam wall of Derwent Reservoir straight ahead. A better view of this is gained as the road bends round to the left. Cross the old bridge and take the footpath just after it on the left which takes you down to the visitor centre.

Beyond the visitor centre and the grassed area, there is a concrete path which you should turn right onto. Turn left onto the road when you reach it. At the end of the first car park on the left, take the path that goes down into the woods. Follow this path as it sticks to the edge of the reservoir and winds a pleasant way through the woods. Head through a gate and down some steps as the path briefly shares the route with some large water pipes. When you climb the steps at the other end you are just a few metres away from the grassy bank where you started. Climb the bank on the right and you’ll find yourself back at the car park.

We hope that you and your dog enjoy your walk in the Peak District together!

 

 

 

Things to do this May Bank Holiday

Set in the grounds of the magnificent Hardwick Hall, near Chesterfield in Derbyshire provides a stunning venue for a Food & Drink Festival. The event to be held for three days between the 30th April and the 2nd May, opens its gates at 10am each day.

 

Friday 29th April – Sunday 1st May 2016– Set in Buxton’s spectacular Opera House, the Pavilion Arts Centre and beautiful Pavilion Gardens this festival will host gigs by Oysterband with June Tabor and Sam Carter, Seth Lakeman supported by Lucy Ward, Edward II, Will Pound and Eddy Jay, and the Emily Portman Trio. There’ll also be a huge beer hall hosting a festival of more than 100 real ales and providing the setting for the Big Session Ceilidh with the Oysterband and guests, and music sessions throughout the weekend led by Big Session concert artists. Fill

 

Saturday 30th April – Monday 2nd May 2016- This is set to be an event unlike any other; a massive selection of unique acts,  A series of spectaculars on the lake, to be revealed in the months leading up to the event will include a recreation of Carlos Trower, “The African Blondin’s” daring tightrope walk by Chris Bull, high-wire walker otherwise known as ‘Bullzini’ of the Bullzini Family.

Saturday 30th April – Monday 2nd May 2016- Music and bands of all genres but especially, brass, jazz and folk across the site plus a small beer and food festival into the early evening to celebrate spring and the May bank holiday.

 

Saturday 30th April – Monday 2nd May 2016-In conjunction with the Steeple Grange Light Railway, based in the nearby quarries, we celebrate the importance to Wirksworth of the stone industry. Special joint tickets will be available and there will be talks about quarrying too,

 

Sunday 1st May 2016-Cruising the five miles of waterway from Chesterfield to Staveley, guests are able to see at first hand the high quality of the restoration that has been carried out on this stretch of the canal and experience the local flora and fauna.

 

Sunday 1st – Monday 2nd May 2016-Hurtle yourself into the awesome spectacle of Bolsover Castle under attack. Take cover! Witness the opposing forces of the Roundheads and Cavaliers prepare for Civil War battle, pick your side and check your armour before the muskets and pikes are put into action. Hear gruesome tales from the front lines and experience the fear and anticipation of battle with the rallying cry of generals as they prepare their soldiers for the impending bloodshed.

 

Monday 2nd May 2016-This canal trip will take you down the beautiful Chesterfield Canal – so you can cruise and enjoy the lovely scenery. You may even spot some wildlife as you cruise along!

 

 Have a lovely long weekend, everyone!

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Celebrate Great Grub at the Great British Food Festival This May Bank Holiday

Try something different this May Day bank holiday…


The grounds of the magnificent Elizabethan country house, Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire will be the stunning backdrop for an event that is bound to please foodies everywhere…  The Great British Food Festival. 

This event will happening on the 30th April, 1st and  2nd May, opening it’s gates at 10am each day.

 

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Not only will you get to soak up the fantastic setting of Hardwick Hall, this weekend will also be offering the best food that Great Britain has to offer! These delicacies will be shown via BBQ and ‘cooking from a camper’ demos, as well as tasty street food from top producers.

You’ll be joined by a number of local and celebrity chefs demonstrate signature dishes and bakes.  Chefs from the local area will be on stage alongside stars from the BBC’s Great British Bake Off, like Luis Troyano and Howard Middleton.

Any budding home bakers out there will also have the chance to enter the Cake Off held at 1.30pm each day- so bring your best aprons!

Enter your cake to win a fabulous prize and get free entry into the show.

 

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For anyone who loves BBQs, Tony Smith finalist of ITV’s ‘BBQ Champ’ will be running demonstrations throughout the weekend giving tips of how to get the most flavour from  your BBQ this summer.  Tony has a very successful street food and catering company ‘Man Meat Fire’ specialising in US style low and slow smoked barbecue and Southern Soul food which you can sample over the weekend.

There’ll also be loads of unique gift and craft marquees so you can happily peruse what’s on offer whilst you get your belly ready for the next dish to try!

Children will have the opportunity to learn new cookery skills in the Diddy Cook Classes which can be booked online for £3.50 per child.

A Great Foodie day out for the whole family.
Get tickets here!

 

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