We’ve Planned Your Last Minute Weekend Getaway For You…

We know how busy you are, so we’ve done all the hard work for you… We have planned you a spontaneous mini-break getaway to the Peak District for this weekend.

This weekend break all starts on the 14th of November

Here’s a handful of great ideas on what you could get up to this Saturday…
One event that has been circled with a giant red pen in our calendars since the start of the year is Chatsworth Christmas Market. Chatsworth House organise a fantastically festive market each November, which features some 100 unique stalls, full to the brim with festive crafts and gifts. There will also be live seasonal music, mulled cider and German beers.

There will be bags and bags of festivity here, and the Christmassy atmosphere is sure to be second only to Lapland!

Photo credited to Chatsworth House Trust

Photo credited to Chatsworth House Trust

After that, why not head over to the quaint market town of Bakewell (about 15 minutes away) for a Bakewell Pudding or a spot of lunch at a rustic village cafe.

For more information on Bakewell and it’s wonderful places to eat, such as the original Bakewell Pudding Shop Tea Rooms, click here.

After all of that indulgence you can enjoy a fresh Autumnal walk along the river Wye (situated in the middle of Bakewell), and feed the ducks!

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After that fun-packed day, you’ll be ready to rest your head in a cosy village hotel or B&B.

Places to Stay:
The Cavendish Hotel, Baslow


The Haven, Bakewell

the haven bakewell derbyshire

Westmorland House, Bakewell

westmorland bakewell derbyshire peak district

Wyeclose Bed & Breakfast, Bakewell

Wyeclose bakewell derbyshire

Biggin Hall Hotel, Buxton


After you’ve awoken feeling fresh and revitalised from a night in the peaceful countryside, you’ll be ready for another fantastic day out- and what a Sunday we have planned for you!

Sunday 15th November: What To Do
Buxton Festival: Literary Lunch

Enjoy hearing from Chatsworth housekeeper Christine Robinson, historian Laura Thompson and crime novelist Sarah Ward at The Old Hall Hotel in Buxton. It all starts at 12pm, wheen there’ll be Prosecco and a hearty three course meal.

Or, if you’re feeling like you need a little kick of adrenalin in your Sunday then…

There’s a chance for you to see the Peak District from bird’s eye view, in a helicopter– and this is the last month of the year that this is happening!


This fantastic experience will start in Hassop Station (very near to Bakewell, about 6 minutes). Could there be a better or more exhilarating way to enjoy the countryside? And with prices starting from £39 per person for a quick spin, it makes it an even more impressive story to tell on Monday morning.

If you would prefer to keep your walking boots firmly on the ground then perhaps a Guided navigation walk at Dovestones Ranger Centre would make for your perfect Sunday outing!

This walks starts at 10.30 on the Sunday morning and finishes at 4 o’clock that afternoon. It’s a 7 mile walk, which will be navigated using a compass and route card. You will experience some rough moorland walking, but you’ll be helped by professionals! Make sure you book to avoid disappointment.

The Many Ways To Travel:

London to Bakewell: 3 hours 50 mins, via the M1

Manchester to Bakewell: 1 hour 30 mins, via A624

Birmingham to Bakewell:1 hour 50 mins, via A38


The nearest train station to Bakewell is Matlock, which is a short bus away from Bakewell and Chatsworth House.

London St Pancras to Matlock: 3-3.5 hours

Manchester to Matlock: 2.45-3.5 hours

Birmingham to Matlock: 1.5 hours

And there we have it, a completely pre-planned and stress-free weekend away in the countryside!b


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