Spring flowers in flower pots

Why visit the Peak District in Spring?

25, Jan 2020 | Peak District, What's On

All around, signs of new life are evident. From leaves on the trees, to the first sign of spring flowers, to lambs in the fields. And of course, the days are becoming lighter and brighter. Derbyshire and the Peak District are a great place to enjoy spring, given the open and varied landscape. As well as the wonderful outdoors, the varied attractions start to open their doors for the year ahead.

Spring snowdrop in Peak District

Are there good walks in the Peak District?

If you enjoy walking, Spring is a wonderful time to see the Peak District. The days are not too hot but it stays light into the evening, giving plenty of time to complete a walk or two. If you want to find out more about walking the area take a look at walking Kinder Scout and our favourite walks from Matlock, direct from Glendon. Another great way to explore the Peak District is by bike and you can find out more about cycling in the Peaks and our secure cycle storage at Glendon.

If you are looking for something different Walking the Peaks offer over 25 walks covering the Peak District. Their walks are between 3 and 9 miles and are classified into easier and medium level. They cover some wonderful areas of the Peak District. One of our favourite areas from the easier walks is Padley Gorge and Ladybower and from the medium level walks Lathkill Dale and Youlegreave. Each of the walks has an excellent summary and additional information to help you decide if it is right for you. They cost £2.49 each and once purchased can be viewed on your phone or downloaded. If you are wanting to explore a specific area or want some detailed guidance you are also able to place an order for a personalised walk guide, potentially a great option for a group.

View across the Peak District in Spring

What attractions are there in Derbyshire?

The historic houses located in Derbyshire and the Peak District also open for the season. As usual there are a range of talks and attractions at Chatsworth House with the exhibition for 2020 called ‘life stories’. Haddon hall also opens and has varied events throughout the year. And remember, if you are planning a visit to Chatsworth House or Haddon Hall, we can provide our guests with discounted local attraction tickets for the house and gardens. Two other attractions we can offer discounted tickets for are Heights or Abraham and Crich Tramway village. The heights are open for selected dates in February and later in March open daily. Crich also opens for the season in the middle of March. 

Abraham Heights cable car

A new attraction in Derbyshire for 2020

This year a new attraction opens in Ambergate, part of the Derwent Valley mills world heritage corridor. The Great British Car Journey, is due to open in April. The museum will chart the history of the British car industry. It will include examples of some great car brands and the manufacturing process. The attraction will provide a fascinating insight into the ever more perilous business of British cars up to the turn of the 21st century. The Great British Car Journey will focus on British made cars from 1945 onwards. The exhibition is being designed to offer visitors an interactive experience and will be a unique addition to the Derbyshire and Peak District attractions.

Spring views across the Peak District

What events are on in the Peak District in 2020?

In addition to these attractions and events, there are many other things happening throughout the year. These include Farmer’s markets, art classes, leather workshops, arts trails and vintage fairs. To find out more take a look at our events page.

If this sounds tempting it would be lovely to welcome you to Glendon this Spring or later in the year. Our renovations and decorating for the new year are complete and spring cleaning is nearly done and dusted. So, we can assure you continued excellent hospitality and a warm welcome is you decide to spend a few days in Derbyshire in 2020. 

Easter wreath and daffodils


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