Does anyone know the area?

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  1. Chris65

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    Hi all. We are hopefully going to Peak District over new year, weather permitting. We are staying at Beech croft Farm near Buxton. Does anyone know this area? We have heared about the Monsal trail and have been told Bakewell is worth a visit. Anyone been in this area? Not sure whether to take the dogs or go alone.
     
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    Some nice tarts to be had in Bakewell......
     
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    What ever turns you on. :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    There is a very good market on a Monday in Bakewell, with loads of parking for your MH

    I would think take the dogs as there is plenty of places to walk them.

    Dove dale is a nice spot & a lovely walk along the river.
     
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    Never been to any of them in winter but Castleton, Ashbourne and Bakewell are all worth visiting.

    Buxton itself is a pleasant town with two town centres, top of the hill and at the foot of the hill. Scriveners antiquarian book shop is fascinating and well worth a look. Buxton Saturday market was disappointing when we were there a few weeks ago though, only 3 or 4 stalls.
     
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    Pudding.
     
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    From the point of view of riding a bike I know it like the back of my hand. Glorious countryside. Grand sights. All best enjoyed in warm sunshine, in my humble opinion.

    Bakewell, where you can buy the famous Bakewell Pudding is a fine olde towne with all the shops you need.

    Monsal Head is a great viewpoint.

    Lots of caves you can go down, see Blue John Mine, Speedwell Cavern - if open.

    The Dambusters playground is close and grand for walking.

    Don't know if Chatsworth or Haddon Hall is open or appealing.

    Gliding may be available at Great Hucklow.

    Just outside Tideswell, direction Buxton a good carpark ( pay on foot ) and nice walk along the river.

    Looks like the weather will be kind but you can never by totally sure in that area.
     
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    All sounds like good stuff so weather permitting we will take the dogs. Thank you :Smile:
     
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    No need for that, I'm hurt, I've only put on a few pounds...:tears:



    The Bakewell Tart, not to be confused with the Bakewell Pudding, is a shortcrust pastry with a layer of jam and a sponge filling with almonds.

    The Bakewell Pudding on the other hand is a flaky pastry, with a layer of jam and an egg and almond filling. The tart then can be covered with a layer of fondant. Only the pudding originates from the Derbyshire town of Bakewell, the tart originated in a box from Mr Kipling.

    Two shops in Bakewell offer what they both claim is the original recipe pastry - The Bakewell Tart Shop & Coffee House sells a "Bakewell Tart", while The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop sells a "Bakewell Pudding".


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    Bakewell is nice, and they are PUDDINGS by the way. Also, Matlock, Matlock Bath, Buxton (which is always cut off when the snow comes), Ashbourne, Carsington water, Monsal head, Mansal Dale, etc, etc, Take your dogs by all means, they will love it. Fabulous countryside, much better in the summer though.
    Enjoy.

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    The fish and chip shop at the top of the hill opposite the market place is superb!

    Craig
     
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    Cat & Fiddle

    The drive across from Buxton to Macclesfield on the Cat & Fiddle road (A537) is a great scenic route although is often closed due to snow in winter.
    Macclesfield has (or did on our last visit) a working silk mill & museum which we found interesting.
     
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    The Bakewell pudding shop also does a brilliant meat & potato pie, eat in or take away. To enjoy to perfection pour mint sauce into the hole in the top, wonderful :Smile:
     
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    Cat and fiddle road has average speed cameras now
     
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    hey some nice tarts to had up here tooo :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
    address details supplied :Wink::Wink:
     
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    Yes, we bought some there one day last month. Not cheap though :BigGrin:
     
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    The Monsal trail is well worth a visit if you like walking or cycling. It has an impressive viaduct on it at Monsal Head and the tunnel at the south end of the viaduct has been re-opened this year, as have other tunnels on the trail.

    Ashford in the Water, not far from Monsal Head, is a very pretty village but like lots of these places it's probably best visited in summer as there's nothing but scenery to look at. I can recommend the Ashford Hotel for what I consider the best meal in the area, but the car park would be very tight for a motorhome.

    Bakewell has many visitors so clearly has many attractions. Personally I find it too commercial these days. (I was brought up there in the 60's/70's when it was a lovely market town.) It's definitely a Bakewell PUDDING! :Smile:

    Lathkill Dale is a very scenic walk and can be accessed from several points, one being the village of Youlgreave.

    Matlock and Matlock Bath have some visitor attractions, parks, shops etc.

    Gill
     
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    Eyam, pronounced EEM, is worth a visit too. A self quarantined village during the bubonic plague in 1665.

    Craig
     
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    Thank you so much for all your responses. I didnt realise there had been others added after my reply several messages ago. Looks like we will have to have a week there with all the suggestions. Its much appreciated.:Smile:
     
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