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Hidden Gems

From Ice Age caverns to unspoilt beauty spots, discover some of the best hidden gems in the Peak District and Derbyshire.

Want to head off the beaten path to discover the 'real' Peak District and Derbyshire? These itineraries will help you find the best hidden gems, lesser-known beauty spots and unique experiences that are just waiting to be discovered.

Hidden Gems Itineraries


Car-free guide: A train tour of the Goyt Valley

Just a short hop on the train from Manchester and Sheffield, this picturesque corner of the county is waiting to be discovered.

Castles, Markets & Spires

Explore the lesser-known North East of Derbyshire, near Chesterfield.

Car-free guide: 48 hours in the Derwent Valley

Connecting charming towns and villages with an amazing industrial past, the Derwent Valley Line runs from Derby to Matlock.

Market Magic & Hidden Gems: 48 hours in Leek

This itinerary is based in the historic market town of Leek, famed for its Arts & Crafts architecture and traditional outdoor & indoor market, the…

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