Peak District Attractions near to Uppermoor Farm and Holiday Cottages
'Things To Do'
Peak District Fun, Rest and Relaxation or for the more energetic endless miles of Peak District Attractions, Trails and Footpaths. ~ you choose! To help you enjoy some of your time with us in the stunning Peak National Park, below is just a selection of some of the many places of outstanding beauty and well worth a visit.
Indoors & Outdoors in the Peaks
From the sleepy stone villages to the market and spa towns to the wide open outdoor spaces the Peak District offers the visitor so much to see and do. Close to our Peak District Cottages at Uppermoor Farm you can feast your eyes on one of The Peak Districts' most photographed and attractive beauty spots Dovedale.
Right from the doorstep of our Peak District Cottages at Uppermoor Farm you can easily pick up the nearby Tissington and High Peak Trails and walk or cycle through some of the White Peak's finest scenery without ever seeing a car! Meander along the footpath from Uppermoor Farm into the doomsday village of Parwich or enjoy strolling around nearby Hartington with its pretty duck pond, or the next door village of Tissington with its Jacobean hall and famous tea rooms.
The Peak District National Park covers some 555 square miles. It was the UK's first national park formed in 1951. It's highest peak is Kinder Scout at 2,087 feet at Edale, the foot of the long distance Pennine Way walk.
There are over 1,800 miles of footpaths in the Peak District, and miles and miles of cycle routes, including National Route 68, and the nearby Tissington and High Peak Trails.
Guided Walks (As Seen on TV)
Sally Mosley guided walks are walks in the Peak District with a difference! As well as being able to offer general walks around the Peak District for visitors to book on to, Sally can also provide tailor-made guided walks for small or large groups including party or picnic walks which are arranged to suit all ages and abilities.
Most popular are Sally's themed walks which incorporate a visit or tour, often exclusive, and always good fun. Sally and the Chocolate Factory (as featured on Central News) visits the award winning Cocoadance chocolate factory beneath the slopes of Mam Tor for tasters and a talk, The Ecton Experience has an underground/overground tour of the famous Ecton Copper Mine as well as a scrumptious home-made lunch and a walk into the fabulous Manifold Valley, whilst The Tipple Trail takes in a visit and samples at Peak Ales and a ramble around the Chatsworth Estate.
There are lots more to choose from! Make your holiday special and discover the secrets of the Peak District on a Sally Mosley Guided Walk.
For more information please visit www.sallymosley.co.uk, send an email to email@example.com
or telephone 01629 814108/07989 622692.
There's Peak District Rock Climbing on the miles of crags and edges, sailing and fishing at Carsington Water.
There are ample opportunities for bird and nature watching - even from your own Peak District Cottage window!
You will find much, much more information on the Visit Peak District website.
There's plenty to do around the towns and villages of the Peak District. Here are just a few of our suggestions:
Cafe culture and culture culture in the Peak District!
Known as 'the gateway' to the Peak District with a wealth of Georgian architecture. It has a quaint triangular cobbled Market Place in the centre and offers a fine selection of antique shops, superb restaurants and café's.
Ashbourne is also home to the ancient Shrovetide football - the game is played by those Ashbourne residents who were born on the north side of the Henmore river - the Up'ards, against those born on the south side - the Down'ards.
Known as the Ancient Capital of the Peak District, Bakewell is a picturesque market Town, which was originally founded by the Romans at a crossing of the River Wye.
It is the only market town in the Peak National Park. The charter for its market was granted way back in 1330. The market consists of both domestic stalls and a cattle market. It has a regular Farmers Market (held the last Saturday of each month) with an excellent variety of goods from beer, cheese, wine, meat, game and vegetables. These markets are held under cover at the Agricultural Business Centre less than two minutes walk from the centre of Bakewell.
There are many boutique shops, bistros and cafés clustered around Bakewell's market place. Discover for yourself the mouth-watering delights of the famous 'Peak Distircts' Bakewell Pudding'.
Which is an ancient and renowned Spa Town, which was founded by the Romans, who built baths to use the warm spa water.
Buxton's famous Crescent was built in 1780 to the designs of John Carr as the first 'resort' hotel in Britain.
Visit the famous Buxton Opera House, one of Britain's leading theatres, or wander into the Pavilion Gardens and out into the beautiful Victorian style gardens.
The town has a full range of shops, centred around a shopping arcade built over the culverted River Wye, just off Spring Gardens.
There is a market every Tuesday and Saturday.
Chatsworth House is the Peak Districts' most famous and favourite Historic House. The gorgeous country house at Chatsworth, Derbyshire, is located just 3½ miles north east of Bakewell. The gardens were famously laid out by Capability Brown and later Joseph Paxton.
It is the seat of the Dukes of Devonshire, and has been home to their family, the Cavendish family, since Bess of Hardwick settled at Chatsworth in 1549.
Chatsworth is a fabulous house, with gardens a farm park, farm shop, restaurants, cafes, gift shop, country park, garden centre and much more. There are exhibitions in the house and often in the garden too.
Our county town, city actually! Derby is situated on the river Derwent. Derby has a rich industrial and cultural heritage.
From the Silk Mill to the Theatres, to the Football or Cricket, or even shopping in the Cathedral Quarter or new Westfield Centre.
The old village of Eyam
Eyam is one of the best preserved villages in the Peak District and is the famous 'plague village', which went into voluntary quarantine when the plague was imported from London in 1665. Above the village lies Eyam Moor, which is a fine area for walking, with excellent views across the Peak Districts' Derwent Valley and many Bronze Age remains and monuments.
The old church, in the centre of the village, has two Norman columns and maybe built on Saxon foundations, but dates mostly from the 13th and 14th centuries. Here you will see a small exhibition of relics of the Plague.
On the main street lies Eyam Hall, built in 1676 but in a style already out of fashion, and so it looks like an early Jacobean Mansion. The house is open to all Peak District Visitors in the summer months as well as housing a small craft centre.
Haddon Hall is a Peak Distirct Country House set above the River Wye near Bakewell.
One of the seats of the Duke of Rutland (see also Belvoir Castle a little further away from our cottages), occupied by Lord Edward Manners and his family.
A fortified medieval manor house dating from the 12th Century, Haddon has been described as "the most complete and most interesting house of its period".
Hartington is the major village on the central section of the Peak Districts' picturesque Dove Valley, an old village centred around the village green, with its duck pond and car park.
The Hartington creamery was first established by the Duke of Devonshire in the 1870's - today The Hartington Cheese and Wine Company shop is home to The Peak Districts very own Hartington and Stilton Cheese.
The 14th/15th century church of St Giles lies on a rise to the east of the green and is built of an attractive coloured local Peak Distirct sandstone.
Hartington has several pubs and shops and there is a public car park along the Warslow road, next to Rooke's Pottery.
Matlock and Matlock Bath
The modern town of Matlock is divided neatly into two; the main town radiating out from the river Derwent crossing opposite the railway station and Matlock Bath spread out along the gorge to the south. Whereas Matlock itself seems solid and Victorian with neat stone houses going in rows up the hill. Matlock Bath has a more frivolous air with whitewashed Peak District cottages dotted along the hillside.
Overlooking it all is the gigantic folly that is Riber Castle, built in the 1860's. The town has a full range of shops and facilities, mostly situated at the Matlock end of the town and further up the hill is where the Hydro can be found.
The Heights of Abraham is well worth a visit – originally reached on foot by visitors climbing the steep slopes of Masson Hill. Now you can relax and enjoy a cable car journey, rising from the valley floor to almost 1000ft high and allowing stunning views of the Peak Districts' Derwent valley and breathtaking limestone gorge.
A beautiful and elegant Peak District village with a Jacobean manor house 'Tissington Hall' which has been the home of the FitzHerbert family for five centuries.
The village is most closely associated for its famous Peak District 'Well Dressing' – a pagan tradition in which each May 'wells' are decorated with designs created from flower petals. Wooden frames are constructed and covered with clay, mixed with water and salt. A design is then traced onto the clay, often a religious theme. The picture is then filled with natural materials, predominantly flower petals and mosses.
Parwich is an ancient and pretty Peak District village, mentioned in the Domesday Book as 'Pevrewic' under Derbyshire - in the lands belonging to the King. Parwich was part of the ancient Crown lands and after the Conquest was granted to the Earls of Derby. Parwich nestles in one of the Peak Districts' many valleys, six miles north of Ashbourne and is surrounded by Derbyshire hills and dales and rolling open farmland.
Hidden some two miles away from the main A515 Ashbourne to Buxton Road and just 1 mile from the Ashbourne to Bakewell road. The stone cottages are built of local limestone and many stand around an open green, though which runs the stream, which gave the village its name. The village facilities include St Peter's Church, and The Sycamore Inn (which also serves as the village shop too).
Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015