5 things to do in Derbyshire in 2017

Season’s greeting dear visitor! If you’ve popped by before you might have noticed things are a little different around here.

Our Christmas present to ourselves this year was to have this website redesigned by the good people at Crush Design.

We also have some presents for you. The first is this picture taken at the top of Kinder Scout, a moorland plateau and national nature reserve in the Peak District. To receive a high-resolution version of this image please drop us a line or sign up to our newsletter and we’ll send you a link to download it.

The second is this list of 5 things you can do in Derbyshire during 2017 that are guaranteed to provide you and your business with a different perspective, new insight and a greater sense of well-being:

  1. Climb Kinder Scout: You’ve seen the picture, now climb the mountain. Walking up big hills is hard work, and this hike up Kinder Scout from Edale is no exception. Much of the route is along the Pennine Way, which makes things a touch easier, and all the effort is made worthwhile with stunning views from Kinder Scout. Stick to the paths!
  2. Take photographs with professionals: If you fancy learning how to get more from your photography and gaining skills that could boost your marketing efforts, consider a one-day photography training courses at fantastic locations in the Peak District. Peak Digital Training offers a range of courses for beginners & more seasoned snappers.
  3. Learn to cook: The Hartingtons School of Food in Bakewell provides an extensive programme of cookery courses. Learn how to bake, make cheese and even set up in business as a qualified artisan brewer. The Monkey Park in Chesterfield also does cooking classes for those wanting a more urban learning experience.
  4. Weaseling: Underground, overground, weaseling is a strange yet entertaining activity that uses the natural environment as an adventure playground.  It combines rock climbing, mountaineering and caving and is great for fitness, strength and team building. Peak Instruction can help you do this safely at an inspirational location in the Peaks.
  5. Visit Chesterfield: There are many reasons to take a trip into the historic market town of Chesterfield, home of Roaring Mouse. Consider climbing the world famous Crooked Spire, eating Sunday lunch at The Market, catching a gig at Real Time Live, having dinner at Calabria (excellent coffee too) or visiting Hardwick Hall (Malfoy Manor in the Harry Potter films). You can also shop! Chesterfield is also a thriving retail destination and the monthly Chesterfield Artisan Market is a well worth a visit for entertainment, original craft items and authentic street food. Check out Destination Chesterfield for details of other events happening in 2017.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy, prosperous 2017.