Burbage Edge on Peak District

The beauty of our National Parks

22, Sep 2016 | Peak District

It is almost impossible to think of the United Kingdom today without any of its outstanding National Parks. However, you do not have to go back too many decades to imagine such a time. The desire for spaces to roam and walk has an interesting history.

Back in the 1880s, the M.P. James Bryce (who initially represented Tower Hamlets and later South Aberdeen) introduced the right to roam Bill. This failed but the idea of open spaces, with free access for all to enjoy, was acknowledged. Another key event was the mass trespass of Kinder Scout in 1932 to petition for the right to roam freely on open access land. In the 1940s the principle of the National Parks was accepted and the first – the Peak District National Park – was established in 1951. National parks now span the UK from the Cairngorms in the north, the Broads in the east, Dartmoor in the south and Pembrokeshire along the west coastline of Wales. And the principle remains strong with the latest National Park designated in 2010 in South Downs.

The Peak District National Park

The Peak District National Park border skirts Matlock and offers wonderful opportunities to walk, cycle and explore the stunning varied landscapes. From heather covered moorland, to meandering rivers, limestone dales or rock edges. A particular favourite of ours is the ‘salt cellar’ rock formation – and as the picture shows no explanation is needs for the name! And perhaps one of the best known is Burbage Edge. Designated walking ways have become popular retreats more recently. The Limestone Way goes through the heart of Derbyshire and the Derbyshire Dales and is accessible in both directions form Matlock. It can be accessed in part of for those wanting a more challenging walk the whole trail covers 45 miles.

The Salt Cellar in the Peak District

The Derwent Valley Heritage Way takes in some wonderful landscape and history. It also offers the opportunity to explore the UNESCO designated Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage site. This offers an opportunity to visit Cromford Mill, where event sin the in the 1770s changed the world we live in. I wonder if Bryce ever realised the potential of his ambition to bring awe and wonder to many. Next time you walk in a National Park, think of him and the others who fought for these wonderful spaces we enjoy so much today.

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Excellent location in the centre of town with it’s own car park. The guest lounge, dining room and bedrooms are stylishly decorated and comfortably furnished. The beds are very comfortable and everywhere is spotlessly clean. The breakfasts are spectacular! Expect a warm welcome from Adrian, Damien and their lovely team, you won’t be disappointed.

Marion Rutherford Avatar Marion Rutherford
06/08/2023

What a find! The Glendon Bed & Breakfast was all we hoped for and more. Our room was extremely comfortable, had plenty of space, a fabulous view over the park and was spotlessly clean. Breakfast was freshly cooked to order, piping hot and very tasty- especially the blueberry pancakes. Our host was very welcoming and pointed us to some lovely places to visit during our stay. I have no hesitation to recommend The Glendon and we will definitely return.

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clare Martins Avatar clare Martins
11/06/2023

Superb guest house. Cannot fault it all. This was our second visit. Adrian and Damien are excellent hosts and extremely helpful. We definitely intend to return!

Jen Best Avatar Jen Best
11/06/2023

We had a 4 night stay at Glendon B&B and could not fault it. Excellent location within easy walking distance of Matlock centre, good size parking spaces and secure bike storage. The house is beautifully presented, clean, warm and comfortable. Breakfast was excellent and we were given a non cooked alternative in our room on the morning we needed to be out early. The welcoming, friendly hosts thought of every little extra to make our stay very pleasant. We highly recommend staying here and will hopefully return next year.

Angela Beall Avatar Angela Beall
11/05/2023

What can i say.!!! My wife and I stayed for three days and were completely taken with the friendly professionalism of Adrian & Damien. From the tea and cake in the guest sitting room on arrival, our beautiful on suite room and, delightful breakfasts to the complimentary port and sherry we enjoyed each evening everything was of the highest standard. I must mention that on Easter Sunday each guest found a chocolate rabbit at their breakfast place. To top it off there is great parking on site which is especially handy as you can walk everywhere in Matlock.

Mick Casey Avatar Mick Casey
11/05/2023

We had a lovely stay at Glendon. The breakfasts were really tasty. The bed was very comfortable and the shower was lovely and hot. The little touches make all the difference and nothing was too much trouble.

Jason Neal Avatar Jason Neal
11/05/2023

This is the best B&B we have stopped in from the welcome we felt so relaxed. The place is decorated so tastefully.I have worked in the hospitality sector for the last 35 years and know how hard it is. The breakfast was first class with local produce. We will be returning.

Ann Russell Avatar Ann Russell
11/05/2023

The hosts are very welcoming and helpful, rooms quiet, clean and comfortable and the location is very convenient for visiting local attractions.

Andrew Nephin Avatar Andrew Nephin
11/05/2023

Wouldn't stay anywhere else in Matlock. Beautiful guesthouse full of thoughtful touches, so luxurious but comfortable, with welcoming hosts.

Sarah B Avatar Sarah B
30/03/2023

Best swish B&B ever, stylish decor throughout wonderful owners breakfast was plentiful and a great choice all local produce a great 2 night stay we will be back later in the year .

David Randall Avatar David Randall
16/03/2023

Really recommend. Lovely clean room and facilities in an ideal location. Breakfast was delicious. Really good value and would definitely stay again.

Lauren Chambers Avatar Lauren Chambers
09/03/2023

This is an excellent B&B with friendly hosts - so much thought has been given to the 'little extras'. The homemade cake and proper tea in the guest lounge was a lovely welcome. The bedroom was clean and warm, with fresh milk in the fridge and an amazingly comfy bed. Breakfast choices were excellent and tasty. It's also reassuring to have onsite parking and the option to walk into the town. The only problem now is deciding when to return!

Elisabeth Briggs Avatar Elisabeth Briggs
06/03/2023

We had been booked in here by our friends.We have stayed in Matlock for many years but this was the best B&B an amazing place.the rooms are very tasteful decorated and Breakfast was very filling and lovely local food.nothing was too much trouble.will defiantly be back.

Roy Last Avatar Roy Last
06/11/2022

Amazing B&B. Perfect stay. Such attention to detail and brilliant hosts. We will return. No idea why only the rating came up so have edited to say how lovely it was to stay.

Elaine Nelson Avatar Elaine Nelson
06/11/2022

The most wonderful stay as usual. Damien and Adrian go above and beyond a Bed and Breakfast, can't recommend highly enough. Can't wait to come back next year!

Melanie Redman Avatar Melanie Redman
06/11/2022

This is a gem of a bread and breakfast. One of the best places I have stayed. We received a lovely welcome , shown to our room and had complimentary coffee and homemade lemon cake waiting for us in the guest sitting room. This had lovely views of the park . Our room was immaculate, a beautiful room a menu for breakfast which is an excellent idea. The breakfast choice was varied, I chose the full English. It was superb, the best breakfast I've ever had. Tea and coffee were served in proper China tea cups and the breakfast room was immaculate and overlooked the park. If you ever get a chance choose the Glendon first class Hotel with excellent hosts . We will definitely be returning

Claire Hurren Avatar Claire Hurren
16/10/2022

We had a wonderful stay at Glendon Bed and Breakfast, from the welcome to the goodbye Damien could not have been friendlier. Nothing was too much trouble from advice on places to visit to returning a necklace which I left behind. A delicious breakfast in a lovely light airy dining room set you up for the day and a lovely clean comfortable room ensured a good night. All three of you were friendly, helpful and did a great job, thank you

cathryn & stephen Norrington Avatar cathryn & stephen Norrington
06/09/2022

Such a friendly welcome and beautiful place to stay. Such attention to detail in the rooms and nothing was too much trouble. Central place in Matlock so everything on the doorstep including the beautiful park.

Sue Addy Avatar Sue Addy
06/09/2022

1st time staying at Glendon and when we return to visit relatives this will be the place we will be staying again. We cannot fault our stay, from the bedrooms, the breakfast and the service. All perfect. Also in the heart of Matlock Town making it easy for short or long walks and all the bars shops and restaurants. Thank you for our stay.

Roy Thompson Avatar Roy Thompson
26/08/2022

We had a wonderful stay at Glendon Bed and Breakfast, from the welcome to the goodbye Damien could not have been friendlier. Nothing was too much trouble from advice on places to visit to returning a necklace which I left behind. A delicious breakfast in a lovely light airy dining room set you up for the day and a lovely clean comfortable room ensured a good night. All three of you were friendly, helpful and did a great job, thank you

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26/08/2022

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