Even if summer has come to an end there is no reason to stop visiting the Peak District and Derbyshire. Here are some ideas on things to do during the autumn months.
Derbyshire is well known for its caves, all of which open throughout the autumn. Try out Poole’s Cavern in Buxton or Speedwell Cavern or Treak Cliff Cavern in the Castleton area.
Autumn is a great time to go outside and kick up some autumn leaves. The autumn colours at Padley Gorge should be stunning.
We have several heritage railways local to Derbyshire and the Peak District. Both Peak Rail and Ecclesborne Valley operate at weekends throughout the autumn and winter months
Both Chatsworth and Haddon Hall are open until Christmas (although open days are limited at Haddon Hall – please check their web site). There are always activities on at Chatsworth over the October half term. The Christmas decorations start to appear from early November and Christmas markets will give you a head start on seasonal shopping.
Another autumn highlight locally is the Matlock Bath Illuminations every weekend through September and October – think Blackpool illuminations on water! There are fireworks on some evenings too.
Learn a new skill. How about improving your photography skill whilst capturing the stunning autumn colours with Guy Badham. Or a navigation training course with Paul from My Guided Walks
We can find some indoor skills for you to learn too, from an introduction to brewing to making Christmas gifts with chocolate.
The cottages are heated by underfloor heating, which runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (365 days a year if necessary!). Whether you are coming back from a day out or whether you have chosen not to venture very far at all, the cottages will always be warm and cosy.
We’d love to see you this autumn. Book a stay now. About our cottages