Top 5 things to do this summer in the Peak District!
The school holidays are here and we can’t wait to escape the office and head out to the countryside for a welcome rest! If you’re heading to Derbyshire and The Peak District this summer here is our list of top five things to do whilst you’re here!
BE KINDER Walking Trail - Perfect for all the family!
This summer in the Peak District, will mark almost 90 years since the famous mass trespass on Kinder Scout of 1932 with the BE KINDER walking trail; as part of our national People's Landscapes Project. BE KINDER was created in collaboration with former Pulp front man and BBC Radio 6 presenter Jarvis Cocker, along with Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller and other artists, working with local community groups.
The self-led walking trail encourages people to think about the importance of being kind to this incredible natural habitat, as well as honouring the individuals who fought for our rights of way; allowing future generations to enjoy and protect this spectacular landscape for years to come.
The BE KINDER walking trail begins on the 6th July - 15th September 10am - 4:00pm. The 'there and back again' self-led trail takes 3 hours and is loosely based on a Mass Trespass route starting from the Penny Pot cafe next to Edale Train Station. Collect your free trail map from the Penny Pot.
Cinema in a Cave - Perfect for an evening with a difference!
The Village Screen pop-up cinema is bringing the ultimate cinematic experience to the Peak Cavern cave this year
Films confirmed for August/September are:
Thursday 29th August –Jurassic Park: Doors 18:30, film 20:30
Friday 30th August –The Goonies: Doors 18:30, film 20:30
Saturday 31st August – Pulp Fiction: Doors 18:30, film 20:30
Sunday 1st September – A Star Is Born: Doors 18:30, film
Chatswoof - Perfect for dog lovers!
This exhibition, conceived by the Duchess of Devonshire, explores the Cavendish family’s enduring love for dogs, through paintings, drawings, sculpture, letters, photographs and contemporary art. We’ve sniffed out all of our favourite stories, capturing the idiosyncratic, faithful, endearing and playful character of man’s best friend.
Ranging from historic to present day pieces, specially selected loans from public and private collections will be presented alongside items from the Devonshire Collection, featuring everything from working dogs to woven dogs, dogs on canvas to dogs on camera and from puppets to popular culture.
Star works from Constable, Stubbs, Gainsborough and Landseer sit beside contemporary pieces by Lucian Freud, Jeff Koons, Antony Gormley, Elisabeth Frink and on the South Lawn a specially commissioned eight metre high scaffold dog created by Ben Long complete the dogs in art line-up.
Join them in celebrating ‘all things dog’ #Chatswoof.
Visit Chatsworth for more details
Well Dressing Festivals - Perfect for exploring our unique Derbyshire cultures
Well dressing is a rural tradition most closely associated with Derbyshire and the Peak District. Throughout summer local villages decorate their wells and local water courses, to give thanks for the constant supply and purity of water. Creating wooden frames and elaborate designs they use natural materials such as flower petals, mosses, beans and seeds to create an individual work of art that is used to dress the well for their annual celebration.
The most notable Well Dressing Festival is held in Tissington at the end of May but there are now Well Dressing festivals in many villages and towns in Derbyshire and across the summer months.
Peakender - Perfect for food and drink lovers!
Peakender is back and it’s bigger and better than ever before. This three day festival returns to the iconic Bakewell Showground from 16th-18th August, showcasing the very best UK Breweries, a range of outstanding Street Food, Live Music and Entertainment in the breathtakingly beautiful surroundings of the Peak District.
What are you waiting for! Book your tickets