For an extra-special, gourmet experience, book a ‘Michelin Adventure Break’, featuring the very finest dining and accommodation. Each tour is individually tailored for up to four people and includes a series of vintage driving tours, traditional picnics and afternoon tea.
Get the windswept and (even more) interesting tour of the Peaks by road, in a vintage car.
This surely has to be the most stylish way to see some of the Peak District’s most dramatic and most scenic countryside- in a timeless vintage car. Your tour guide dressed head to toe in finery, will whizz you around whilst you watch the Peak District countryside go by in the elegance of a 1929 Model A Ford. The choice of routes that can be taken are:
Explore ‘Mr Darcy’s Dales’ around Chatsworth, taking in Bakewell, home of the famous Bakewell Pudding on the way. Tempt your taste buds at Chatsworth Farm Shop, followed by afternoon tea at Edensor before driving through Chatsworth, home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.
Immerse yourself in the area’s fascinating industrial, natural and railway history during ‘Train Tracks and Troglodytes’ – with stops at a famous cheese shop and old style sweet shop.
Enjoy some of the most magnificent views as you drive ‘Up Hill and Down Dale’, taking in scenic delights such as Monsal Dale and Longstone Edge, with afternoon tea in Hathersage and stop for a pint with a fabulous panorama at Bretton.
For the lovers of more rustic and rugged vistas, try the ‘True Grit’ tour. This visits Castleton - home of semi-precious Blue John, unique to the Peak District, awe-inspiring Winnats Pass and the stunning Vale of Edale at the foot of Kinder Scout. Linger over afternoon tea in Hope, then tour Ladybower Reservoir and Stanage Edge, where Keira Knightley was filmed for Pride and Prejudice.