May breaks in the Peak District

May breaks in the Peak District

May is a fantastic time of year to visit the Peak District, with so much to see and do.

Enjoy walks in enchanted woodlands, hikes on the hills or cycle rides along picturesque trails… May is the time to get out there and make the most of the great outdoors. Ashbourne Heights is ideally located for you to explore all that the Peak District has to offer, surrounded by outstanding natural beauty and with direct access to the Tissington Trail…

The Peak District is a popular place for walking holidays and it’s easy to see why. The park covers a vast area of some 550 square miles, with dozens of picturesque walks and trails just waiting to be discovered!

May is the perfect time to explore the region as you beat the summer rush and avoid the queues and traffic. It’s also a time when you can pick up some great deals at Ashbourne Heights…

Experience local events

May is also a month packed full of top local events. The summer season may not yet been in full swing but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty going on nearby! Below are just some of our favourite events taking place locally…

Chatsworth Horse Trials, 12th-14th May

Head along to Chatsworth House for three days of thrilling world-class equestrian sport, combined with entertainment for all the family in beautiful surroundings. There will be dressage, show jumping, cross country and the first leg of the Event Rider Masters Series.

Tilford House open garden, 7th May

Visit this beautiful 1.5 acre streamside country garden which opens its doors for the National Garden Society. Tilford boasts an extensive collections of primulas, hostas, iris and clematis as well as many unusual plants and trees. Sit and relax in a magical setting to enjoy listening to the continuous sounds of the birds.

The Great British Dog Walk at Kedleston Hall, May 20th

Head to Kedleston Hall and take part in a fabulous charity walk for dog lovers of all ages! Lots of fun activities for both adults and children, stalls with great gifts, homemade crafts and refreshments will also be available.
Saturday 20 May 2017

Beside the Seaside, Crich Tramway Museum, May 27th-June 4th

Oh we do like to be beside the seaside… Crich Tramway Village is bringing the seaside to Derbyshire with various activities, including a funfair with rides this May.

Tissington Hall – Open Garden, May 29th

Tissington Hall opens its doors for the National Garden Society in May. Discover the stunning rose garden on West Terrace and herbaceous borders in 5 acres of grounds.

Great Longstone Flower Festival, 13th-20th May

Marvel at beautiful blooms at the Great Longstone Flower Festival. There will be music and refreshments with lunches, home-made cakes and cream teas served all day in the Village Hall. The event takes place in the thirteenth century church, which is noted for its fine oak roof and carved wooden bosses

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