The Autumnal Equinox has been and gone; it's officially Autumn, although we can't quite bring ourselves to admit it just yet! October and Halloween festivities are well underway, so we thought we would shine a light on the most overlooked of the Autumn months - November. Here is why the Peak District is perfect for a weekend getaway in late Autumn:
Once the kids return to school after the October half term, there is room to explore the Peak District National Park again. Even the tourist honeypots have space, so it's the perfect time to discover all the area has to offer. And if it's raining? Well, that's the only excuse you need for lounging in a cosy country pub nestled up by a roaring log fire, Bliss! Check out our cosy cottages and larger homes all perfect retreats for a weekend in the Peak District this November
Explore the autumn colours of the mighty Kinder, Chrome Hill (aka the Dragons Back), or wander the beautiful Dovedale. Rest assured, wherever you go; you will be rewarded with uninterrupted views, quiet walking and cycling routes and an abundance of stunning scenery in its full autumnal glow. Check out our Six Best Views Blog for more walking inspiration
For those who like to get festive way before December, then there are 3 superb Christmas markets that stand out for their abundance of Christmas spirit, festive shopping and entertainment.
5th - 23rd November
Opening times: Monday - Thursday | 10am - 5.30pm | Friday - Sunday | 10am - 6pm
November dates: 17 Nov, 18 Nov, 19 Nov, 20 Nov, 24 Nov, 25 Nov, 26 Nov, 27 Nov. (Early December also).
Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November | Opening times: 9 am to 5 pm
We all love the big festive markets of Chatsworth, Haddon Hall and Bakewell, and they are a sight to behold, but if you happen to be visiting one of the many rural villages in the Peak District, then why not head to their local Christmas markets instead? The best thing about these local events is there is no need to book tickets, and all have free entry. Each event is always packed full of local crafts and goodies so it's a great way of supporting local and micro businesses, and you can pick up some truly unique Christmas gifts. Why not check out these for an alternative Christmas market experience:
SATURDAY 12TH NOVEMBER 2022 FROM 2PM- 5PM
SUNDAY, 13TH NOVEMBER 2022 FROM 10:00-16:00
SATURDAY 19TH NOVEMBER - SUNDAY 27TH NOVEMBER 11AM - 4PM
Eyam Makers Market - Old Market Hall, Eyam, S32 5QW
The Peak District has some of the best pubs in the country, head off on an autumnal ramble and plan your route to end at one of these fantastic pubs:
With their new seasonal menu offering, you can be sure of hearty pub food and roaring log fires to cosy up to after a day exploring the Peak District. Expect homemade food, and hearty portions.
The fabulous pub has a lovely, welcoming atmosphere with log fires and great selection of guest and local ales, as well as an extensive wine menu. Expect excellent seasonal dishes with a modern twist.
Another Peak Venues favourite, this cosy little watering hole is popular with walkers and locals, its dog friendly and a great place spot for whiling away a few hours.. Expect excellent homemade seasonal dishes.
Published on October 31, 2022 in Whats On