Things To Do

Places To Visit Locally

Explore the beauty of the Peak District National Park and Derbyshire as well as its many attractions from your Lowfield base.

Chatsworth House

Having been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family, it is now home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. With beautiful gardens and a magnificent house, you could spend all day here and still not see everything.

Haddon Hall

Haddon Hall is probably the finest example of a fortified medieval manor house in existence. Dating from the 12th Century to the early 17th Century, whereupon it lay dormant for over two hundred years from 1700 until the 1920s, when the 9th Duke and Duchess of Rutland restored the house and gardens, and once again made it habitable.

Peak Rail

Journey back to a bygone age to experience the thrill of both diesel and steam on a preserved railway With operations between Rowsley South and Matlock Platform 2 over 4 miles which is open to the public all year round.

Peak Forest Canal

A beautiful canal spanning a length of 14 miles, running through many different villages and towns within the Peak District ensures that you have plenty to do, with the terminus at Bugsworth Basin being one of the best-preserved canal-tramway interchanges.

Monsal Trail

The Monsal Trail is a former Midland Railway line that spans over 85 miles being converted into a route for walkers, cyclists, horse riders and wheelchair users through some of the Peak District’s most spectacular limestone dales all whilst being traffic free!

Chatsworth Show

Chatsworth Country Fair, a true taste of the very best the countryside has to offer. A unique blend of excitement, family entertainment, culinary inspiration, country pursuits and rural crafts all blended together under the stunning backdrop of Chatsworth House.

Chatsworth Christmas Market

Christmas is everyone’s favourite time of the year, especially at Chatsworth.

That’s why every year the house is transformed as they decorate the lower floors of the house to get everyone in the festive spirit. Each year a different theme is chosen so please keep your eyes and ears open for the announcement of this year’s theme.

Cromford Canal

The construction of the Cromford Canal was completed in late 1794, to improve the movement of heavy goods in and out of Cromford. Although it was opened after the death of Sir Richard Arkwright, he was a prime mover in the decision to construct the canal. It linked up with the Erewash Canal at Langley Mill, which ran into the River Trent. This provided a connection with Derby and Nottingham and beyond that with Liverpool and Manchester by the Trent and Mersey Canal.

Matlock Bath

A visit to Matlock Bath can be very rewarding whatever time of year you choose and whatever the weather. The scenery here is stunning and because the village is a designated conservation area a great deal has being done to conserve and protect the buildings from decline.