Out and About
Bakewell is located in the White Peak area of the Peak District National Park and is also it's administrative centre.
Established in 1951 as Britain's first National Park, the Peak District remains it's most popular. Seperated into two distint geographical areas, to the north there is the bleak austerity of the gritstone moorlands of the Dark Peak while in the south the soft pasturlands and pictureseque dales of the White Peak offer a striking counterbalance.
Both the White Peak and Dark Peak offer many opportunities for fabulous walks all year 'round.
The Great Ridge above the Hope Valley in the Dark Peak
The wier in Monsal Dale in the White Peak
As a base for touring the Peak District and visiting it's many attractions Bakewell is second to none. The great houses of Haddon Hall, ancient family seat of the Vernon's, and Chatsworth House of Devonshire fame are minutes drive away.
The Spa towns of Matlock and Buxton are less than half an hour's leisurely drive away while day trips to Sheffield, Nottingham and Manchester can all be made very easily via the local rail links.