Things to do on or around the farm:
Fishing – private fishing is available and fishing lessons and hire of fishing gear can be made available on request. Please call to discuss.
Cycles – we can recommend a number of cycle hire centres in and around Ashbourne if required. There are many popular cycle routes of varying levels of difficulty, all easily accessible from the Farm.
Walking - To help you choose what to do during your stay we provide maps of the farm and the local area together with OS Landranger maps of Ashbourne and the Peak District.
Picnic baskets can be made available for use during your stay. Picnics can be provided – menu available on request.
Things to see and Do in Ashbourne:
Ashbourne is an historic market town recorded in the Doomsday Book as Esseburn, and recorded on a 1564 map of England. Ashbourne was fashionable social centre for the wealthy during the Georgian period, with six coaching roads meeting at the town, including the route from London to Carlisle. A stroll down the main street today takes you past historic almshouses, the 16th century Old Grammar School, the Mansion where Dr Johnson visited his friend Dr Taylor and the lovely parish church of St Oswald, with its graceful 212ft spire and the oldest dedication plaque of its kind in Britain, dating back to 1241.
Ashbourne's legacy of more than 200 listed buildings, fine coaching inns and mellow-bricked town houses combine to create the town's unique atmosphere.
Ashbourne has lots of independent shops with high quality food outlets, high end designer boutiques and high street fashion chains for men and women and a wealth of antique shops.
Events to see in Ashbourne include:
February: Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday – Royal Shrovetide Football – which is played along the Henmore Brook.
April – May – Peak District walking festival – www.visitpeakdistrict.com
June – July – Ashbourne Festival – www.ashbournefestival.org
July – Ashbourne Highland Gathering - www.ashbournegathering.com
August – Ashbourne Agricultural Show – www.ashbourneshow.co.uk
Visit Buxton for the theatre and spa, Bakewell for puddings and tarts and Wirksworth for the Art and Architecture trail which is usually held in September - www.wirksworthfestival.co.uk
Visit a Derbyshire Country House such as:
Chatsworth - www.chatsworth.org
Haddon Hall - www.haddonhall.co.uk
Tissington Hall - www.tissingtonhall.co.uk
Or Calke Abbey - www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke-abbey
Cycle the Tissington Trail - www.derbyshire-peakdistrict.co.uk/tissingtontrail.htm
Or try Carsington water – www.carsingtonwater.com for:
Where to eat:
Suggestions of where to eat, and sample menus are available in our Welcome Pack.