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Pastimes in the Peak District

With unique culture, outdoor adventure and breathtaking views, you can be sure that summertime in
Derbyshire has something to suit you. Here are a few things to do in the Peak District that we are
particularly looking forward to this summer.

Derbyshire Well Dressings

Well Dressing is a fascinating tradition which has long been associated with Derbyshire and the Peak
District National Park. A mural of traditional Well Dressing
Between May and September each year, talented teams of hard-working volunteers come together to decorate
local wells and springs with elaborate masterpieces. The process is just as intriguing as the
end-product, with well-dressers using natural materials such as flowers, leaves, seeds and even moss to
create beautiful mosaics and pictures. Well Dressing events take place throughout the summer across the
entire area. You can view a full list of participating towns and villages here.

Cycling in the Peak District

Derbyshire is the home of some of the most scenic cycling tracks in the country, with hundreds of
routes to suit all abilities. The Monsal
, an old railway line which runs from Bakewell to Blackwell Mill, is among the most popular
tracks in the area. Explore the former railway tunnels and adjoining towns, all while enjoying stunning
views of the Peak District’s infamous limestone dales. The trail is 8.5 miles long with a flat,
even footpath, making it easily accessible for bikes, wheelchairs and pushchairs. A bridge over a calm river One of the last Victorian railways,
the Tissington Trail was
made into a traffic free route for visitors to the area in the early 1970s. At 13 miles, the line is
longer than the Monsal Trail, joining the High Peak line at Parsley Hay and concluding at Ashbourne. Highlights
of the trail include the preserved signal box at Hartington Station,
the nearby Carsington Water and the 600m tunnel which
opens into Ashbourne at the end of the trail. Find maps of the trails, directions and more information

Haddon Hall in Summer

Haddon Hall is a fortified Medieval and Tudor manor house,
located just down the road from Bakewell, on the same estate as The Peacock at Rowsley. With its
incredible architecture, rich history and picturesque terraced gardens, the house has captivated
visitors for hundreds of years, continuing to host a vast array of events throughout the year. Explore
Haddon Hall’s full schedule of upcoming events on their website. Haddon Hall in Summer However you choose to spend your time in
the Peak District, our team would be thrilled to be a part of your visit: >
stay at The Peacock
> dine at The Peacock

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