Day1— We will travel to our hotel, stooping for comfort breaks en route, arriving home in the afternoon.
Day 2—Travelling through Snake Pass we reach the High Peaks, overlooking Ladybower Reservoir, where the Dambusters trained during WWII. Further on is Derwent Reservoir, with the ruins of Derwent Village hidden beneath its waters. On to Eyam the plague town from 1665, with its museum and finally, passing the imposing ruins of Peveril Castle, dating back to 1176, we reach the pretty village of Castleton, home of the legendary Blue John Caverns, said to be the finest in the UK.
Day 3—Morning free. Have a spa, take a swim or visit nearby Derby. Half day tour exploring eastern Peak District including a 25 minutes steam train journey through sweeping Derbyshire countryside between Rowsley and Matlock. We stop at the popular Matlock Bath, beside the River Derwent in a steep and beautiful gorge. Take the cable car up to Abraham Heights or explore the number of attractions, walk, shops and eateries.
Day 4—First stop is Bakewell, with a visit to the original Bakewell Pudding shop, where the famous tart is still made. The afternoon is spent at nearby Chatsworth House & Gardens—reported as one of England’s finest stately homes. Explore the house with all its unique treasures. Meander round the 105 acres of gardens set against a backdrop of the Peak District countryside. We return through the southern Peak District with a stop off in Buxton.
Day 5— We will return home with comfort break en route, arriving home in the afternoon.