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day trip in peak district

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day trip in peak district

We are driving from Great Haywood to York following a canal holiday in early June. We plan to pass through Peak district. We dont have much time and are looking for nice places to walk a bit and stop for lunch etc. We prefer small villages. Any suggestions please?

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1. Re: day trip in peak district

I would head for Ashbourne, which is the southern "Gateway to the Peak District". It's a small town with some good pubs for lunch. If you really prefer small villages you are spoilt for choice, with places like Thorpe, Ilam, Alstonefield and Whetton. Access to the River Dove and riverside walking in glorious scenery is easy and from Whetton you can get to the less crowded Manifold Valley. There's also the Tissington Trail.

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These are different qualities of pub/restaurant and village all along a diagonal from Haywood to the M1. There are many more.

The Yeaveley Arms just south of Ashbourne.

Walk around the town of Ashbourne and choose from what you see. Bramwells is quite a good class.

The Coach & Horses at Fenney Bentley.

The Red Lion at Hognaston near Carsington Water.

The Bowling Green at Winster, pick of the villages listed.

The Cock and Pullet at Sheldon.

1 or 2 good places in Ashford, and several in Bakewell which is a town like Ashbourne.

The cafe at Chatsworth House, best countryside.

The Devonshire Arms at Beeley, and the same name at Baslow.

If you go further north there are even more like the Plough at Grangemill but you would have to get round Sheffield after lunch and that would slow you down.

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3. Re: day trip in peak district

As Dave says Winster is a lovely & fascinating village and the Bowling Green is a nice pub (though we didn't eat there)

My favourite pub was the Old Poets Corner in Ashover - loads of great beers (though not for the driver of course) & friendly atmosphere - village not as nice as Winster though

From Winster there is a good walk up to the 9 ladies stone circle or Robin Hoods Stride

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Thank you so much. Looks like we are spoilt for choice. Tentative plan will be: Great Haywood to Ashbourne then Thorpe (is that where the stepping stones of Dovedale?)and Ilam followed by Tissington, Winster, around Bakewell for Chartsworth house, followed by Chesterfield before heading to York.

Joe, how long is the walk from Winster to nine ladies/ robin hood?

I heard quite bad review on the heights of Abraham, any comments?

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5. Re: day trip in peak district

To either 9 ladies or Robin Hoods Stride from Winster it would take around 2 hours round trip - you could probably combine both in a slightly longer walk.

To save time you could walk to the Nine Ladies from Birchover which is a bit shorter

Also consider Dovedale near Ilam - very busy but beautiful - not sure how long the walk up & down the valley is as it is a long time since I was there

Your route sounds good - you will get a good flavour of the Peak District

Have a great time!

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6. Re: day trip in peak district

Thanks i think we can manage about two hours.

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7. Re: day trip in peak district

Youlgrave - three pubs (The George, The Farmyard and the Bulls Head) / Lathkill Dale / Bradford Dale / Arbor Low ("Stonehenge of the North") and its relatively close to Bakewell or Middleton By Youlgrave - no pub but close to Youlgrave, plenty of walks see www.sitesofmeaning.org.uk

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8. Re: day trip in peak district

good choices

'stonehenge of the North' ... that's a new one on me - the two are v different!

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