With views of the Dark Peak moorlands and Hope Valley, it’s no surprise that Stanage Edge is a popular place for walkers and climbers.
But have you ever considered bouldering? Simply put, bouldering consists of climbing shorter routes without ropes, instead using floor pads to protect you if you fall. There are plenty of high-quality climbs at Stanage Edge – and if you’re a complete newbie, you can sign up to a course with local adventure companies who will show you the ropes (without actual ropes).
It’s rumoured that the legendary Bakewell Pudding was made by mistake in the mid-19th century. But luckily, you can still try the ‘jam tart that went wrong’ at the Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop in the heart of this Derbyshire town.
Trace Kiera Knightley’s steps around the 30 ornate rooms and lush, sweeping gardens of Chatsworth House – the 16th-century stately home that inspired Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice.
Treak Cliff Cavern in Castleton is famous for its abundance of Blue John Stone. And after a tour of the caves, you can even take some home in the form of silver-mounted jewellery. The best part? You’ll get to make it yourself.