Peaks, Puddings & Poets

Peaks, Puddings & Poets

On this holiday explore the hidden gems of the Derbyshire Dales and the Peak District.

Explore the hidden gems of the Derbyshire Dales and the Peak District as we travel along a lovely, unspoilt valley on Derbyshire’s longest heritage railway, visit delightful towns with their own unique character and marvel at the Monastic house which became home to the famous poet Lord Byron.

Day 1

We depart this morning for the journey to Derbyshire with a lunch break on the way, before we arrive at our hotel and our settle in before our evening meal.


Day 2

This morning we travel to the market town of Chesterfield famous for its Parish Church's Crooked Spire. There will be time to explore the town before travelling after lunch to Newstead Abbey, a beautiful historic house is set in glorious landscape of gardens and parkland and once home to notorious poet Lord Byron.

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Day 3

After breakfast we travel to the town of Ashbourne with its Georgian architecture and small specialist shops. We continue through past Carsington Water and onto the town of Wirksworth where we enjoy a wonderful heritage diesel train ride through the Ecclesbourne Valley to Duffield. Afterwards we re-join our coach and travel back to our hotel.

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Day 4

Today after breakfast we travel to the town of Bakewell, a lovely market town with some fine old buildings set in a traditional setting and best known for its Bakewell Pudding which was created in the 19th century. In the afternoon we travel to Chatsworth House home to the Duke & Duchess of Devonshire. The house is renowned for the quality of its art and landscape to the magnificent Painted Hall, regal state rooms and beautiful Sculpture Gallery.

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Day 5

This morning we depart our hotel and make our way back to your joining points with a lunch break en-route.


B=Breakfast Included, D =Dinner Included

Makeney Hall Hotel, Milford

This three star hotel was originally built as a Victorian country mansion with many period features and set in six acres of landscaped gardens overlooking the Amber Valley. The hotel’s facilities include a lounge and cocktail bar and its bedrooms are ensuite with hairdryer, television and tea/coffee making facilities and served by a lift in the main building only, but some rooms clients will have to negotiate 4 to 6 steps.

NB: Ground floor bedrooms are accessed across the courtyard with no lift service.


Price Includes:>


  • Four nights hotel accommodation.

  • Meals on a half board basis.

  • Excursion to Chesterfield.

  • Enjoy a train ride from Wirksworth through the Ecclesbourne Valley to Duffield.

  • Excursion to the town of Bakewell.

  • Services of coach and driver.


Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Abergavenny Bus Station, Abergavenny
(Gorsaf Bws, Y Fenni)
Brecon Bus Exchange Stop 1, Brecon
(Cyfnewidfa,St 1, Aberhonddu)
Bromyard Bus Stop, Pump Street, Bromyard
Cheltenham Royal Well Bus Station, Cheltenham
Church Stretton Railway Station, A49 side, Church Stretton
Coleford Square, Bus Stop outside Angel Hotel, Coleford.
Craven Arms Tuffins Lay by Bus Stop, Craven Arms
Dudley Bus Stop, Outside Car Park, Flood Street, Dudley
Eardisley Tram Square, Eardisley
Evesham Bus Shelter, Merstow Green, Evesham, Worcs.
(Outside Evesham Working Mens Club WR11 4BS)
Gloucester Bus Stop, Lister Buildings, Market Parade,
Great Malvern Barnards Green Clock Bus Shelter, Gt Malvern
Halesowen Bus Stop/Shelter, Outside Trinity Point, New road,
Halesowen, West Midlands
Hay on Wye Bus Stop, Oxford Road Car park, Hay on Wye
Hereford Bus Station Stand 1 or 2, Commercial Road Bus Station,
Hereford Three Elms Bakers Lane, Off Three Elms Road, Hereford
Hereford Whitecross Whitecross Roundabout, Co-op Bus Stop, Hereford
Kidderminster Railway Stn. Forecourt, Comberton Hill
Kington Bus Stop, Mill Street, Kington
Knighton Bus Station, Knighton
(Gorsaf Fysiau,Tref-y-clawdd)
Ledbury Market House, Ledbury
Leintwardine Bus Stop, Lion Hotel, Leintwardine
Leominster Stand 2, Bus Station, Leominster
Llandrindod Wells Station Cresc (Outside Rail Stn) Llandrindod Wells
(Gorsaf Reilffordd, Llandrindod)
Ludlow Eco Park, Park & Ride Car Park Bus Stop, Ludlow
Malvern Link Bus Stop, Co-op Store, Malvern Link
Monmouth Chippenham Car Park,Coach Bay,Monmouth
Moreton On Lugg Bus Stop, Main Road, A49, Moreton On Lugg.
Newent Kings Arms Layby, Ross Rd, Newent, Gloucestershire
Pershore The Royal Arcade, Broad St, Pershore
Peterchurch Bus Stop, Lewis Way/Main Road Layby, Peterchurch
Pontrilas Old Coles Shop Bus Shelter, Pontrilas
Presteigne Recycling Centre, Presteigne, Powys
(Maes Parcio'r Man Ailgylchu, Llanandras)
Ross On Wye Stop 4, Cantilupe Road, Ross On Wye
Shrewsbury Crown Inn, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury.
Stourbridge Lay By, Bath Road, Near Crystal Leisure Centre
Stourbridge, DY8 1AE (New Pick Up Point for 2012)
Stourport-On-Severn Vale Road, Car Park, Stourport on Severn, Worcs.
Stratford upon Avon Natwest Bus Stop, Wood Street, Stratford
Telford M54 Motorway Services, Telford
Tenbury Wells Regal Cinema Bus Stop, Tenbury Wells
Tewkesbury Bus Stop, The Crescent, Outside the Abbey,
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire.
Wellington (Telford) Cock Hotel Bus Stop, Holyhead Road, Shropshire
Weobley Bus Stop, Broad Street, Weobley.
Worcester Centre Croft Road Coach Park, Worcester, Worcs.
Worcester Warndon Six Ways Park & Ride, M5 Junction 6
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