Places to Visit

The Peak District & Derbyshire Dales

Silver Ridge is the perfect location to see the best of what The Derbyshire Dales and the surrounding Peak District has to offer.

Whether you are looking to visit our selection of stately Homes, Walking, Cycling or just meandering through the picturesque Market Towns and Villages there really is something for everyone.

Market Towns

Bakewell

Stately Homes

Chatsworth House

Walking in The Peak District

Stepping stones at Dovedale

Derbyshire and The Peak District offer many excellent walks, these are a few of our favourites.

Walks from Silver Ridge

Gallery, Lumsdale in Autumn from Riber

We have a number of beautiful walks from Silver Ridge, listed below are a small selection of our favourites. Maps are readily available for your use.

Cycling & Cycle Hire

Cycling in the Peak District

Surrounded by Countryside

See for yourself…
Gallery, Riber Castle, Matlock

Annual Events

Well dressings are a tradition which date back to Pagen Times. Each village takes part in this event on different weeks from May to September. A Thanks-giving for Water, the villagers come together to create living art installations using flowers and all natural materials. www.welldressings.com 

A very large Agricultural Show staged over 2days, traditionally the first Tuesday & Wednesday in August each Year. www.bakewellshow.org

A traditional unspoilt Village Agricultural Show takes place on the second Wednesday in August each Year. www.ashovershow.co.uk

One of the largest Shows in Derbyshire held over three days in the grounds of Chatsworth House. Including all things rural and a must for ‘Food Lovers’. A selection of well-known celebrities can be seen and quite often a display from the famous ‘Red Arrows’. Traditionally held the weekend after August Bank Holiday. www.chatsworthcountryfair.co.uk

Rail Enthusiasts

Experience the thrills of Steam and Diesel on the preserved Railway running 4 miles between Matlock and Rowsley. www.peakrail.co.uk 

Enjoy a step back in time with Tram Rides in the authentic village setting with a pub and old fashioned shops. www.tramway.co.uk 

A heritage Diesel line down the beautiful Ecclesbourne valley, between Wirksworth and Duffield near Derby. www.E-V-R.com 

A must for Rail Enthusiasts, running both Steam and Diesel engines, large Engine Sheds holding some of the current Mainline Steam Engines including The Duchess of Sutherland. An extensive museum www.midlandrailway-butterley.co.uk/

There is also The Round House at Barrowhill, on the north side of Chesterfield which is approximately 15 miles away. www.barrowhill.org

Industrial Heritage

A small wooded gorge of outstanding natural beauty. With its crumbling stone ruins of watermills, ponds and waterfalls. One of the best examples of water-powered industrial archaeological site in the country. www.cromfordmills.org.uk/content/lumsdale 

The world’s first successful water powered cotton spinning mill built in 1771 by Sir Richard Arkwright. Now with a visitor’s centre and a selection of shops. Adjacent to the Cromford Canal Basin, ideal for short walks. www.cromfordmills.org.uk

Another example of Sir Richard Arkwright’s Mills. Now a textile museum, shopping Village and Restaurant. www.massonmills.co.uk 

A unique and historic, grade 2 listed flour mill powered by the water from the River Wye. A visitor’s centre, guided tours and shop still selling a range of flours ground onsite. www.caudwellsmill.co.uk 

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