GROW Your own ray of sunshine
Whether you’ve started the New Year with the resolution of being more active or have a four-legged friend to share adventures with, there’s no better excuse to get out and explore the Derbyshire Dales this season.
With a variety of circular walks, right on your doorstep, the Derbyshire Dales offers the perfect combination of breath-taking views, heart racing climbs and tranquil paths to enjoy a healthy dose of fresh air.
A walk to Chatsworth from Birchen Edge offers the dual reward of a walk along two spectacular gritstone ‘edges’ calling at Chatsworth House, with its restaurants and shops – perfect for a pitstop! A 9 mile walk from the village of Hathersage up onto Stanage Edge and back, offers superb views of the Derwent and Hope Valleys, Mam Tor and Kinder Scout. While a lovely 6 mile stroll from Bakewell starting along the Monsal Trail and following the River Wye offers time to visit Haddon Hall on route.
If you’re planning on heading out into the great outdoors, make sure you’re kitted out in the right footwear for the job with a trip to Deichmann here at Vicar Lane and wrap up warm in the latest winter fashions from TJ Hughes, H&M, New Look, Yours, JD, River Island and Bonmarché.