Peak District National Park, Eyam and Castleton

Rick Harrison, Grinds Book, Kinder Scout

All you need on a nice summers evening is a fire pit, and a nice view, if it is hiking breaks that interest you then look no further beacause the Peak District National Park has all you need to fulfill your zest for life. There are many guided walking tours available and you could also enjoy a walk on your own or a group depending on the level of terrain. The Edale to Mamtor Tour circular is approximately 8 miles. You can find more about walking tours here:

A walk which Is historically profound involves spendings time in the historical village of Eyam, a small village which in 1600’s where a plague broke out in 1665-1666 and Eyam villagers quarantined themselves for a year. The plague was concentrated in London but spread to this little village where there were only 87 survivors and recent studies have shown that the survivors survived because they had a genetic mutation known as delta 32. A great starting point from a learning perspective would be to visit the Eyam museum

To a much more exciting prospect there are numerous places to visit such as the Peak Cliff Cavern which is famous around the world for its collection of Blue Johnstone and is home to some of the most alluring cave formations in the U.K and is home to a gift shop where you can buy some Blue John stone in the form of jewellery. It’s deposits are over 250 million years old.In 1865 the first ever underground photo was taken here.

Pieces of Blue John at Treak Cliff Cavern, Derbyshire, England. Andy Mabbett

If you would like to make the most of it an stay overnight there are numerous glamping sites with pods and pitch ups. I found the Peak pods in Bakewell an interestin choice with family sized pods and en suite bathrooms. These wooden pods will add that little bit of pizazz to you vacation. Campfires are allowed and there are electrical stations with bluetooth speaker and barbecue facilities. If you would like to browse please visit where you will surely be able to find a glamping facility that is extraordinarily different. You can also buy gift vouchers for an extra special treat.

Bakewell Camping pods:

If glamping is not your forte then there are many guest houses available, of a particular interest to me is high tea at one of the many tea rooms. Eyam Tea Rooms offers overnight apartments for stays also. If you are going to put your walking boots on and carpe diem. Then look no further the Peak District National Park has lots to offer. Please abide by rambling rules of courtesy whilst here and you will be sure to have an excellent time.