New Year Discovery Tour in the Peak District
Our New Year Discovery Tour really gets into the heart of the area surrounding Peveril of the Peak. Enjoy the New Year’s Eve festivities in great company, plus great days out with a hot lunch served in a local pub or cafe included in the price.
- Enjoy the delights of the Peak District with a group of like-minded people
- Learn more about the history and landscape of the area from our knowledgeable leader
- See in the new year in the cosy surroundings of our country house
- High quality Full Board en-suite accommodation and excellent food in our country house, including a celebration meal on New Year's Eve
- The services of our knowledgeable HF Holidays’ leader, ensuring you get the most from your holiday
- Full-day excursions with all transport on touring days in a good-quality, comfortable mini-coach
- Hot lunches in local pubs or cafes on each touring day
- All admissions costs to places of interest
- A packed programme of evening activities offering something festive for everyone, including some old HF favourites
Join us for afteroon tea from 4pm and settle in.
We'll unwrap the details of this day soon.
To bring the Old Year to a close, we'll head to Burton on Trent to the National Brewery Museum. We discover the history, art & fun of brewing with an informative guided walk through the historic buildings and collections, culminating in a beer-tasting session. After lunch we head back to Ashbourne for a choice of either a walk back to the house along the Tissington Trail, or time for a leisurely explore of the magnificent church.
Perhaps a lie in, but also the choice of a stroll down into the village of Thorpe, or a slightly more rigorous adventure to the stepping stones in Dovedale itself. We'll then head off to the Churnet Valley railway. Froghall station is our initial destination and then twenty miles of scenic Staffordshire countryside awaits!
A classic Discovery Day, with a twist. In the morning we explore the charming town of Bakewell - home of the traditional Bakewell pudding - and then lunch at Chatsworth in the magnificent stable block. We’ll then have a guided tour of the house and there's time to explore the grounds.
Depart after a leisurely breakfast, ready for the year ahead.
The Peveril of the Peak
The Peveril of the Peak, named after Sir Walter Scott’s novel, stands proudly in the Peak District countryside, close to the village of Thorpe. Backed by the cone of Thorpe Cloud, which guards the entrance to Dovedale Gorge and the famous stepping stones at the entrance to the gorge, it’s an ideal base for people hoping to explore the Derbyshire countryside. Surrounded by extensive grounds and rolling countryside, it’s a picturesque retreat with 46 rooms, large shared spaces and a pleasant bar. Stride out from the house to find Dovedale’s wooded ravine, cave-like Dove Holes and of course stepping stones. Upstream lie the heights nicknamed the Dovedale Castle and the Twelve Apostles, best viewed from the grassy spur called Lovers’ Leap. While the Peak bit of the area name refers to small English hills rather than great summits, there’s superb walking to be had on the Roaches and the gritstone escarpment of Stanage Edge, while Chatsworth, Tissington and Bakewell make attractive places to explore too.
Tea & coffee-making facilities, TV, Hairdryer, Toiletries, Wi-Fi
Stay in the smartly presented rooms in the main house. With 46 rooms, Peveril of the Peak has plenty of space and there’s a range of Good and Better Rooms to choose from. Room 2 on the ground floor (accessible via 7 steps down from reception) is spacious and attractively styled with a door opening on to the grounds while the Chatsworth Room has a four-poster bed to recline on.
All ‘Good’ rooms are ensuite and furnished to a high standard. There are also several ‘Better’ Rooms that are either larger or have a desirable view, a more luxurious mattress, larger television, enhanced toiletries and a fluffy bathrobe & slippers – upgrade your stay for just an extra £15-20 per person per night. You can choose a specific room for an extra £30 per room, subject to availability. Upgrade supplements still apply.
Free Wi-Fi, boot room and drying room, extensive garden, lounge, bar, ballroom, library and board games to borrow
After a day delving into the Dovedale Gorge or exploring the Peak District, return to the house. Relax on the patio with a coffee or cold drink and soak up the wide-ranging countryside views. Take a turn through the garden and look out for the small canon on one of the lawns. Make your way inside to sit comfortably in the lounge where there’s a stash of wood and a log burner for those colder days or snag a seat in the bar with your fellow guests and sip a great local ale by the large windows.
Food & Drink
As at all our country houses, holidays are full board, from afternoon tea served as a welcome treat through that evening’s meal to a hearty breakfast on the day of departure. Lunch is a chance to stock up on our famous picnic snacks. Food at Peveril of the Peak is varied and tasty and has a strong emphasis on ingredients from the area and seasonal produce. Once a week the dining room hosts a Local Food Night, when, over a sociable evening, you might try a five-course feast of regional flavours that might include venison sausage and Derbyshire oatcake, roast rump of Chatsworth lamb and a homemade Bakewell tart with a scoop of decadent Peak Dairy cherry Bakewell ice cream.
For accessibility and assistance information, please contact our expert team on 020 3974 8865
What to Bring
- Rucksack with a waterproof liner,
- Thermos flask for hot drink,
- Water bottle (at least 1 litre)
- Spare high-energy food such as a chocolate bar.
- Small torch
- First aid kit – your leader’s first aid kit doesn’t contain any medication or blister kits (such as Compeed)
- Walking poles are useful, particularly for descents
- Insect repellent,
- Sun hat,
- Sun cream
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