Escape the crowds and enjoy a day out with a difference.
From peaceful footpaths to traffic-free cycle trails, explore somewhere new and discover something different in the Peak District and Derbyshire away from the usual tourist trail.
With rolling dales, dramatic moorland, fabulous footpaths, charming towns and villages and acres of open space to enjoy, there’s more than enough of the Peak District and Derbyshire to go around. But delve a little deeper and you'll find so much more to discover...
Here’s our pick of the best hidden gems and unique places to explore in the Peak District and Derbyshire.
Featured Hidden Gems Businesses
Luxury without compromise, a place to stay with all the family for every occasion
The Maynard Restaurant
The Maynard restaurant is the perfect place to unwind after a day exploring the Peak District.
Amber Valley Wines
A small family run vineyard close to the edge of the Peak District in the lovely village of Wessington in the beautiful Amber Valley.
Tissington Ford Barn
Tissington Ford Barn is an award-winning, beautifully restored & refurbished stone barn. Sleeping up to 12 guests, with an optional hot tub & gazebo…
Hagg Hill Hall
Historical property with swimming pool, hot tubs, sauna, BBQ hut, outdoor chess-set and more.
The Bareca at Bike & Boot Leisure Hotels
The Bareca (Bar-restaurant-café) will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner to both residents and non-residents serving a Mediterranean style menu,…
Bike & Boot Leisure Hotels
A new Leisure Hotel brand for the 21st century - welcoming walkers, dog owners, cyclists and adventurers to the Peak District
Hidden Gems Events
Dino Week at The National Forest Adventure Farm
Come face to face with the T-rex, take on the Velociraptor to rescue the giant dinosaur eggs, and try your hand at taming the ferocious beasts as…
Bakewell Well Dressing
See Bakewell's beautiful well dressings and the blessing of the wells ceremony.
Estate walks at Chatsworth
Take in some of the best views and discover fascinating stories about Chatsworth, past and present, as you are led by an expert guide on our most…
Great British Car Journey - The Two Seat Meet
Get to rub shoulders with fellow two seater car fanatics from across the UK.
Hidden Gems Offers
Join Ranger Expedition for a sunrise breakfast on…
The ultimate sunrise breakfast on Kinder Scout, the Peak District's highest mountain. for just £35 per person.
Hidden Gems Trails
Belper Heritage Walk
Learn more about this industrial community and how it has changed in the past 200 years.
Calke to Staunton Harold walking trail
Enjoy a leisurely walk from Calke Abbey to Staunton Harold, with views over the reservoir, arable fields and woodland.
The Phoenix Greenways
Whether you come for the day, a weekend or a longer stay, there is plenty for the family to do, visit and explore. A network of traffic free walking…
Hidden Gems Itineraries
Discover Derbyshire's hidden food and garden gems
Explore the Peak District and Derbyshire’s hidden food and garden gems on this fabulous 3-day itinerary around Bakewell, Baslow and Pilsley.
Car-free guide: 48 hours in the Derwent Valley
Connecting charming towns and villages with an amazing industrial past, the Derwent Valley Line runs from Derby to Matlock.
Car-free guide: A train tour of the Goyt Valley
Just a short hop on the train from Manchester and Sheffield, this picturesque corner of the county is waiting to be discovered.
Castles, Markets & Spires
Explore the lesser-known North East of Derbyshire, near Chesterfield.
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