Peak District Staycation

Hi girls,
happy Saturday! I hope you’ve had a good week.
We had a great time in the Peak District on our little staycation British holiday, so much so I thought I’d do a post about what we got up to. I have taken many pictures of some fantastic views etc so be prepared for effectively a holiday slide show (like grandparents going through all their pictures from their cruise holiday – majority of their face or shoe 😂).

First up we drove to Bakewell in the bottom right corner of the Peak District. It’s famous for, you guessed it, The Original Bakewell Pudding – different to Bakewell tarts we get now, this is much better and BIGGER. It’s probably most similar to a Pasteis De Nata (aka the Portuguese tart). It’s such a cute town, there’s a big market in the town square, lots of lovely pubs and cafes, and loads of green space for a leisurely walk. As well as The Original Bakewell Pudding shop there’s also one of those old fashioned sweet style shops and some antique shops. I would highly recommend a little trip to Bakewell and stuffing your face full of lots of puddings 😋

Next up we drove to Chatsworth House (10 minutes away from Bakewell). Wow, I had never been before and I was BLOWN AWAY. The gardens in itself are absolutely incredible. We spent a good few hours walking around, taking in the sights and taking a million photos. We went on a Monday so it really wasn’t busy (even on a gorgeous day) and it was just so peaceful walking around and taking everything in. I definitely want to visit again, big recommendation from me on any Peak District staycation holiday.

Just wow

Our hotel was at the top of the Peak District, closer to Manchester so it was a bit further away to the majority of ‘things to do in the Peaks’. But everywhere is easy to drive to and it meant we were in the high peaks so the views were absolutely fantastic driving up and from out of our bedroom window.

The next day we drove to Buxton and visited Poole’s Cavern and Country Park. We went on a tour inside the cave which was pretty awesome, I was never very good at science but I can appreciate the beauty in how it is formed and the science/geography that goes into the formations etc. After the cave, we went round the country park and walked all the way to the top named Solomon’s Temple where there are amazing views across the countryside. It felt pretty special as (being from Norfolk) there aren’t many hills going on 😂

It was very windy at the top of Solomons Temple, this picture cracks me up as it basically sums up our relationship 😂 Sam being constantly annoyed about how much hair I’ve got.

Just hanging out in my activewear

We also visited the Ladybower reservoir, Castleton (another lovely town in the Peak District) and ate a lot of delicious food. On the last day the weather was a bit rubbish so we decided to drive into Manchester and walk round the shops as I’d never been.

Overall it was a fantastic trip, peaceful, full of lots of country walks, sunshine – the kind of trip that is very good for the soul ❤️
I mean who doesn’t love a road trip in the sunshine when you’re in charge of the music!

Lots of love girls xxx

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