The Area / Things to Do


The Derbyshire region

People come to find peace, tranquility and adventure. Experience some of England’s most spectacular scenery, climbing, caving, walking and cycling.

Even with the typically unpredictable English climate, Derbyshire/The Peak District offers you breathtaking landscapes and plenty of places to explore. On a perfect summers day it feels like the best place on earth, a holiday here is nothing short of a walkers paradise. There are many spectacular hill and dale walks to choose from amongst them Dovedale and the famous stepping stones and Lathkill Dale plus many more Derbyshire/Peak District walks The towns of Bakewell, Matlock, Ashbourne and Buxton are a short drive away with historic buildings nearby such as Haddon Hall and the magnificent Chatsworth House where the recent film “The Duchess” the life of Georgiana the 5th Duke of Devonshires wife was filmed and the spectacular 18th-century mansion with Adam interiors and parkland of National Trust Kedleston Hall

You will discover many pretty and unspoilt villages where you can enjoy an afternoon tea or a pint of real ale in the local pub after your walk or perhaps you will be lucky enough to discover a village which is celebrating its well-dressing festival, for which Derbyshire villages are famous.


The historic town of Belper located in the Derwent Valley Mills  World Heritage Site, Strutts North Mill   in Belper has UNESCO status, this beautiful town has lots to offer visitors, it sits on the edge of the Derbyshire Dales and the Peak District National Park. 

Welcome to Belper

Welcome to Belper

WINNER of the Great British High Street Awards 8th November 2014 and January 2020

Enjoy the stunning local scenery, visitor attractions, excellent eateries and pubs and enjoy endless things to do and places to go. The fantastic range of local restaurants and pubs will provide an endless choice of great food, it also has a fully restored Cinema.

Belper is becoming well known as a destination for foodies with regular Food and Real Ale Festivals in the town centre showcasing the towns and areas talented artisans also a gateway to a thriving Arts and crafts society with many a festival going on throughout the year, it also has and a monthly farmers market.

Only a short drive to Crich Tramway Village Museum , Heage Windmill , Chatsworth House, Matlock Bath, Carsington Water and the world famous Denby Potteries and the scenic limestone dales of the southern Peak National Park, ideal for country loving persons, also very near to the High Peak and Tissington trails

Belper is only 20mins drive to Derby Town centre click here to see whats on Visit Derby

You will never be bored with a visit to Derbyshire/Peak District, so much to see and do….

Curbar Edge

Curbar Edge

Lamb at Chatsworth

Paines Bridge Chatsworth

Beautiful views

Beautiful views