Stoney Middleton is a quaint English village set in the beautiful limestone countryside of the Peak District National Park. It has a long and colourful history that has left us with a rich heritage.
There’s plenty to see and do in and around Stoney Middleton. Activities range from short heritage trails around the village, birdwatching and nature trails to more energetic walks, climbing, caving, and mountain biking.
Walks Around Britain (season two) features a fantastic walk setting off from our very own car park at The Moon to the stunning Coombs Dale and back again. This beautiful and interesting walk is 4.7 miles and will take around 2.5 hours, with a difficulty level of medium.
Chatsworth, home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, is set on the banks of the river Derwent. It has over 30 rooms to explore, from the magnificent Painted Hall to the family-used chapel, regal State Rooms and beautiful Sculpture Gallery. Chatsworth also houses the Devonshire Collections, one of Europe’s most significant art collections, which is continually added to, encompassing Old Masters to contemporary ceramics and artefacts from Ancient Egypt to cutting edge modern sculpture.
Each year Chatsworth hosts several special events including the horse trials, country fair and Christmas market; and from November the lower floors of the house are transformed for the annual Christmas displays.
From quiet country rambles to sweat inducing hikes, there are circular walking trails to suit all abilities here in the Peak District. View the link below for inspiration and to plan your route.
Perhaps best known for its unique and delicious Pudding, Bakewell has many more tempting treats to offer – ranging from shopping and specialist markets to relaxing strolls and special events.
Idyllically situated on the banks of the river Wye, mellow stone buildings, medieval five-arched stone bridge and quaint courtyards are a magnet for painters, photographers and sightseers alike. Bargains galore are on offer every Monday at the bustling outdoor market, and for an extra buzz, head for the livestock market to experience the action in the theatre-like auction ring.
The beautiful village of Eyam is set in a stunning location and has a fascinating and inspiring history, its narrow lanes are filled with pretty cottages and a wealth of interesting buildings.
The historic village of Eyam became famous after the Black Death of 1665 and 1666. An outbreak of the plague was contained when the villagers decided to isolate themselves from the surrounding communities. Many people in the village died. It is also known that some of the village population were genetically unique and naturally immune to this very deadly disease. There are still descendants of this line in Eyam.
Mountain biking around Stoney Middleton is a great way to experience the stunning landscape. But it’s often tough to know where to start. To help you find the best mountain bike routes around Stoney Middleton Komoot have put together a list of the top 11 rides.
Stoney Middleton’s crags are without doubt home to some of the hardest climbs in the world, the epicentre for British climbers in the 50s 60s and 70s. Principally developed by Jack Street, Geoff Birtles and Tom Proctor who in 1968 established one of the hardest climbs in the world known as Our Father on Windy Buttress.