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The Derbyshire Dales

Walk the hilltops, dales and gorges of Britain's first National Park on this holiday exploring the highlights of the Peak District.

  • Half Board

What does this mean?

What does this mean?


Holiday Highlights

  • The High Peak Trail following the Cromford Canal.
  • Admire panoramic views directly from the hotel.
  • Discover the varied beauty of the Peak District on foot.
  • Surround yourself amongst beautiful limestone crags, valleys, streams and rivers.

The rippling waters of the River Dove cut through a steep sided limestone gorge. Strips of broad-leaved woodland line the banks. Suddenly you emerge into grassland with sweeping views and dry stone walls, descending gently to the village of Ilam, with its ancient cross and tidy, flower filled gardens.

From the hotel, you can ascend the rocky precipice of the Heights of Abraham on wooded paths above the Derwent Gorge. Other days we may wander through the deer park opposite Chatsworth House, take in the panoramic views from Harborough Rocks or follow the river Lathkill from stream to flowing river.

We will explore part of the canal system and see how it connected to the High Peak railway. We will also walk on part of the High Peak Trail, built on this old railway line which closed in 1967 and encounter Britain’s industrial heritage, all directly from our hotel at Matlock Bath.

The limestone White Peak area of the southern Peak District is an ideal base for a holiday at this moderate walking grade. You will be surrounded by beautiful limestone crags, valleys, streams and rivers. Panoramic views over fascinating countryside will be your reward to be enjoyed from the local high points you will reach.

On the last day, slightly further afield, we will be walking in the area known as the Black Peak and meet up with the Gritstone Edge, some would say a harsher landscape; which also holds the secrets of the plague village of Eyam.

The rugged beauty of this area is overwhelming and makes it a wonderful place to walk: rolling hills, tranquil dales, gorges, magnificent rock formations, evidence of a history which changed the world and some beautiful towns of honey coloured stone. 

  • En suite three-star hotel accommodation on a half board basis
  • All local transport required for the itinerary by private coach
  • Services of a Classic Tour Leader
  • Entrance fees (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Lunches
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel insurance

Holiday Information

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Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.


Accommodation information

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.


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