From peaceful footpaths to traffic-free cycle trails, explore somewhere new and discover something different in the Peak District and Derbyshire away from the usual tourist trail.
With rolling dales, dramatic moorland, fabulous footpaths, charming towns and villages and acres of open space to enjoy, there’s more than enough of the Peak District and Derbyshire to go around. But delve a little deeper and you'll find so much more to discover...
Here’s our pick of the best hidden gems and unique places to explore in the Peak District and Derbyshire.
Featured Hidden Gems Businesses
The Maynard restaurant is the perfect place to unwind after a day exploring the Peak District.
The Gathering opened in 2016 and has been 5* rated on Tripadvisor ever since. Located at the top of Edale valley on a private farm.
The Bareca (Bar-restaurant-café) is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner to both residents and non-residents serving a Mediterranean style menu,…
A stay at the Buxton Crescent is the perfect opportunity to sleep in a magnificent heritage building, with all the service and amenities of a 5-star…
Discover luxury shepherd’s huts in the Peak District.
Hidden Gems Events
Christmas on the Thornbridge Estate is a magical time ...
This winter, Haddon Hall will host its renowned Mercatum Christmas Markets over four weekends.
Come and meet Santa Paws with your four legged friend, and have a go on our Lucky Dip!
Hidden Gems Offers
Featuring 16oz Walton Lodge steak, side dishes, and a bottle red wine, all for just £50.
Walton Lodge Pork Sandwich alongside either a refreshing Pint of Draught Beer or a Small Glass of House Wine for just £10.
Hidden Gems Trails
Enjoy a leisurely walk from Calke Abbey to Staunton Harold, with views over the reservoir, arable fields and woodland.
Whether you come for the day, a weekend or a longer stay, there is plenty for the family to do, visit and explore. A network of traffic free walking…
Hidden Gems Itineraries
Explore the Peak District and Derbyshire’s hidden food and garden gems on this fabulous 3-day itinerary around Bakewell, Baslow and Pilsley.
This itinerary is based in the historic market town of Leek, famed for its Arts & Crafts architecture and traditional outdoor & indoor market, the…
Connecting charming towns and villages with an amazing industrial past, the Derwent Valley Line runs from Derby to Matlock.
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