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Fall for the Peak District this November

Visit The Peak District this November

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:

The crowds have thinned

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

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Crisp mornings, perfect for an adventure in the rolling hills of the Peak District.

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

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Christmas festivities begin in earnest

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.

Chatsworth Christmas Markets

5th - 23rd November 

Opening times: ​Monday - Thursday | 10am - 5.30pm | Friday - Sunday | 10am - 6pm

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Haddon Hall Mercatum Christmas Artisan Market

November dates: 17 Nov, 18 Nov, 19 Nov, 20 Nov, 24 Nov, 25 Nov, 26 Nov, 27 Nov. (Early December also).

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Bakewell Christmas Market Weekend

Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November  | Opening times: 9 am to 5 pm

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Haddon Hall

Village Christmas

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:


Chelmorton Christmas Fair - Village Insitute Main Street Chelmorton SK17 9SH

SUNDAY, 13TH NOVEMBER 2022 FROM 10:00-16:00

Monyash Makers and Crafters Fair - ​Monyash Village Hall DE45 1JH


Eyam Makers Market - Old Market Hall, Eyam, S32 5QW

Visit one of our favourite cosy country pubs

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:

The Royal Oak at Hurdlow

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 Blind Bull at Little Hucklow

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. 

The Packhorse at Little Longstone

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