Dovedale Stepping Stones - Derby Evening Telegraph

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For a relaxing holiday, in beautiful surroundings you can be assured of a warm welcome when you stay on a farm in the Peak District National Park.  A farm holiday can often mean that you can share in the daily life of the farming family - children love this and when the time comes to leave will not want to go home.

The day will start with a hearty breakfast, cooked using fresh locally grown produce. At many farms a sumptuous meal will be served in the evenings, but if prefer some farms provide self catering accommodation. Whatever your age or choice of accommodation, a holiday on a farm is something you will never forget.

Farm near Winster - Derby Evening Telegraph

You can enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the farm and the surrounding countryside by taking a gentle stroll around the farm itself after you have checked your route out with the farmer. Once you have finished browsing around the farm, why not try one of the walks on this website, there is something to suit everyone.

From gentle, riverside strolls in the limestone dales, to tough moorland walking across some of the most difficult terrain in the country, the Peak National Park provides an unrivalled range of walking. In contrast to the National Parks in the USA and most other countries, British National Parks are not owned by the nation. The majority of the land being privately owned. 

River Derwent between Calver and Froggatt - Derby Evening Telegraph

A National Park is described as 'An area of beautiful and relatively wild country in which, for the nation's benefit and by appropriate national decision and action.

(a) the characteristic landscape beauty is strictly preserved.

(b) access and facilities for public open-air enjoyment are amply provided.

(c) wildlife and buildings and places of architectural and historic interest are suitably protected while

(d) established farming use is effectively maintained.' 

Near Winster - Derby Evening Telegraph

There is plenty to keep you occupied in Derbyshire and the Peak District - including bike rides, pony trekking, sailing, fishing, stately homes, museums and show caverns. If you like to attend special country events, there are annual agricultural shows, sheep trials and well dressings.  Plus breathtaking scenery and the Peak National Park.

Well dressing is not unique to Derbyshire, but it is the county where the tradition is the strongest.  Almost all the wells dressed every year are either within the county, or only a short distance from the county boundary. Visitors flock to Derbyshire year after year, not only to admire the dedicated work of the well dressers in producing such intricate, if short lived works of art , but to enjoy the  many events that take place at the same time in most towns and villages.

Between Birchover and Winster - Derby Evening Telegraph

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Just a few reasons why you should choose a farm holiday.

* Beautiful Scenery

* A Warm Welcome

* Comfortable Accommodation

* Home Cooked Food

* Peace and Tranquillity

* A Unique Experience

Always ask before booking, if it is a working farm and what animals you are likely to see.


The list below represents a good starting point in the search for suitable farm accommodation.

Peak District Farm Holiday Group.

Telephone: 01335 310349



Derbyshire Dales and Dovedale Farm Holiday Group.

Telephone: 01335 360346



Shatton Hall Farm Cottages.

Telephone: 01433 620635


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The Peak National Park is the second most visited National Park in the World,  with its breathtaking scenery, pretty towns and villages and attractions to suit all tastes, it is a great place to take a holiday. There is a wide range of reasonably priced farm accommodation on offer both inside and within easy reach of the National Park.


This non-commercial web site is the first web site I have ever constructed. It is based on the Discover Derbyshire Supplements published by the Derby Evening Telegraph. The supplements feature towns and villages, with countryside walks and heritage trails.

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