Take a break in the Peak District this June
In our book, the Peak District is a timeless classic. From gentle walks and up-at-dawn hikes to cobbled market towns and quirky customs, there's so much to do in this glorious region of high lands and history.
And that's even before you've toured Staffordshire's famous Biddulph Gardens, tucked into afternoon tea at Chatsworth House, or whirled your way through Derbyshire's Day of Dance. Hauntingly beautiful yet warm and openhearted, the Peaks are a true British classic - so come camping and get up close and personal with one of Britain's best-loved national treasures.
Burrows Garden Ashbourne, Derbyshire
Nestled in 5 acres of Derbyshire countryside, wander around a true English country garden at the glorious Burrows Garden in Ashbourne. Explore beautiful gardens and tranquil outdoor spaces, before relishing a moment of reflection with a cup of tea and a delectable slab of homemade cake. Our Ashbourne Club Site, known fondly as the gateway to Dovedale, is just 15-20 minutes’ drive away.
Silverhill Wood, Nottinghamshire
Robin Hood's county is famously rich in woodland, which makes for many wonderful walking trails. Silverhill Wood is a treasured corner of Nottinghamshire and features the lovely 4.5 mile Silverhill Trail - a surfaced path with easy access for visitors of all abilities. Best of all, Teversal Club Site is opposite Silverhill Wood Country Park and less than a mile from Teversal Visitor Centre.
Open Gardens at Biddulph Grange Garden, Staffordshire
Explore the magnificent Biddulph Grange as part of the NGS Open Gardens event on 11th and 12th June 2016. This spectacular space is a kaleidoscope of vibrant blooms with many striking features, including an ornate Italian terrace, a Chinese inspired garden, and a lovely dahlia walk. And, keep your eyes peeled for the oldest surviving golden larch in Britain. Later, toast your exploratory world garden tour back at Leek Club Site - an aptly picturesque spot tucked away in the Staffordshire Moorlands.
Bakewell might be renowned for its cherry-topped bakes, but did you know it's also famous for its wells? Every summer, Derbyshire descends into a 'well dressing' frenzy as towns and villages decorate wells and springs with beautiful fronds and fragrant blooms. Visit Bakewell, home of our gorgeous Club Site in the Peak District, and their 5 beautifully presented wells. There's also a Blessing Service on 26th June 2016 at 2.30pm at Bakewell's Garden of Remembrance.
Leek Fine Food Market, Staffordshire
Wild horses couldn't keep us away from a fine food market, and Staffordshire's monthly offering doesn't disappoint. Held every third Saturday of the month in Leek's cobbled Market Place, peruse regional specialities against a backdrop of cookery demonstrations and musical entertainment. Then gather the goods for your evening barbeque back at our lovely Leek Club Site.
Bakewell Day of Dance, Derbyshire
Get into the holiday spirit at Bakewell Day of Dance, a cheerful celebration of dance and music from around the globe. Sashay to salsa, tap into tango, or learn how it's done in a dance workshop! Day of Dance on June 25th is now a firm fixture of Bakewell Carnival Week, and our Bakewell Club Site is the perfect spot to carry on the party. This fun festival comes but once a year, so why not make a song and dance of it?
Bike Hire from Teversal Site (pre booking advisable), Nottinghamshire
Sitting pretty in a rural, tree-lined site opposite Silverhill Wood Country Park, Teversal Club Site is the ultimate spot for hiking and biking. What's more, the site has 12 Boardman bikes to hire from as little as £6 per hour or £15 per day. Surrounded by mile upon mile of cycling routes and trails, and within a short drive of the Derbyshire Dales and Peak District, there's no better time to 'get on yer bike' and enjoy the great outdoors.