New Year Breaks

There’s no better time to enjoy the Peak District than throughout the festive season, so celebrate the New Year in style with family and friends and book a break at one of our wonderful properties. 

Spending New Year in the Peak District can be a magical experience, with the fluttering snowflakes transforming this already beautiful landscape into a winter wonderland.

There's still lots to do and see during the colder, snowy Peak District months, including scenic winter walks, some outdoor activities, photography opportunities, cosy pubs and of course our home from home holiday homes with roaring fires and warm interiors, the perfect setting to snuggle up after a day of exploring.

Whether you're looking to ring in the New Year surrounded by friends and family or see it in as a couple, perhaps with a glass of wine by a warm log fire, we have the ideal home away from home just for you.

Our large properties come complete with all the essentials, for a memorable celebration, while our charming cottages provide a peaceful escape from the hectic pace of daily life.

A quiet night in

If venturing out into the cold villages with a crowd isn't your idea of enjoyment, why not opt for a relaxed celebration at your holiday home?  

Nestled in your cosy holiday cottage, you can sink into the sofa by the warm fire, enjoying the entertainment on TV and even add some board games, a captivating book, and a delicious winter meal, and you have everything you need for an ideal night indoors.

Here's more ideas to make your quiet night at home celebration that bit more special:

  • Create a festive atmosphere by decorating your home with balloons, streamers, fairy lights, and other decorations. Consider using gold, silver, and black for a classic New Year's color scheme.
  • Put on your favourite party attire, even if you're not going out, dressing up can make the occasion feel more special.
  • Set the mood with some background music and create a playlist of your favourite songs or use a streaming service that offers curated New Year's playlists.  Play some music that gets you in the celebratory mood.
  • Watch a movie or have a movie marathon.  Consider films related to new beginnings or ones that hold sentimental value for you.
  • Reflect and Set Goals.  Take some time to reflect on the past year and set goals for the coming year.  This can be a meaningful way to start the year with intention.
  • Create a time capsule.  Write notes, mementos, and predictions for the coming year and open it the next New Year's Eve.
  • Have a midnight countdown and gather together as the clock strikes midnight.  Watch the countdown on TV, set an alarm, or use a virtual countdown timer.
  • Relax and unwind and consider ending the evening with some relaxation, such as a warm bath, meditation, or reading a book.

Winter Walks

The Peak District offers a plethora of walking trails.  In winter, these paths can be even more enchanting, with the crunch of snow underfoot and frost-covered landscapes.   

Mam Tor and the Great Ridge: This circular walk offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Hope Valley. It's particularly beautiful in winter when the landscape is dusted with snow.

Dovedale and Thorpe Cloud: This is a classic Peak District walk along the River Dove. The towering limestone crags and the steep climb up Thorpe Cloud provide a dramatic backdrop, especially when dusted with snow.

Stanage Edge: This is one of the most iconic gritstone edges in the Peak District. The long escarpment offers stunning views over the surrounding countryside, and it's particularly atmospheric in winter.

Lathkill Dale: This is a peaceful and picturesque dale with a winding river and steep-sided limestone cliffs. The trail is relatively flat and easy, making it suitable for all levels of walkers.

Chrome Hill and Parkhouse Hill: Known as the Dragon's Back, these distinctive limestone hills provide a challenging but rewarding walk, especially in winter when they're often less crowded.

Kinder Scout: This is the highest point in the Peak District and offers vast, wild landscapes. In winter, it's especially dramatic with snow-covered plateaus and rocky outcrops.

Bamford Edge and Ladybower Reservoir: This walk provides a mix of woodland, reservoir views, and open moorland. It's a great choice for a winter day out.

Burbage Edge and Padley Gorge: This walk takes you through ancient woodland, past picturesque streams, and along the edge of the millstone grit escarpment.

Derwent Edge: This walk offers stunning views over Ladybower Reservoir and the surrounding hills. The gritstone tors provide an otherworldly landscape, especially in winter.

Monsal Head and the Monsal Trail: This is a relatively easy walk along the old railway line with stunning views over the Monsal Dale Viaduct. In winter, the viaduct and surrounding landscape are especially photogenic.

Remember to always check the weather forecast and trail conditions before heading out, as winter weather in the Peak District can be unpredictable. Dress in layers and wear sturdy, waterproof footwear.  Additionally, make sure you have a map, compass, and any necessary equipment for your chosen route.  

See our Planning a walking weekend BlogThe Peak District packing list Blog and Weather in the Peak District Blog for more info. 

New Years Celebrations

Many of the villages and towns in the Peak District host their own New Year's Eve celebrations.  This could include fireworks, live music, and special events at local pubs and venues.  

The Royal Oak in Hurdlow is the perfect cosy traditional pub to keep warm and enjoy some low key New Year festivities.  Serving hearty warming food with a cosy, festive feel, this is the perfect place to raise a toast into the New Year! 

Of course if you would like to head out for more, lively New Year festivities, then please check out our New Year in the Peak District Blog with all details of local New Year events happening in the Peak District. 


Dining together at New Year is a wonderful way to celebrate and create lasting memories with friends and family.

You can create a special menu for the occasion or browse our Catering and Private Chefs page if you are wanting to plan a special menu and have someone else cater for you, so you can simply enjoy the celebratory occasion with everyone with no missing out! 

For a personal touch, decorate the dining area with festive decorations, fairy lights, or seasonal centrepieces. Use special tableware to add an extra touch of elegance, by bringing your own items you are able to create something truly special.   

So see in the New Year with us and enjoy the company of your loved ones and celebrate the start of a New Year together.

Make it one to remember! 

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