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Parwich & Beyond

More Things to Do

There is so much to do locally, it can be bewildering knowing where to start. When you are actually staying here you will find access to pretty well all the information you might need already loaded onto the Sony netbook in your barn.

Before you are here perhaps the first bit of advice is to look at all the activities on our Out and About page. There is plenty of information there, with links to pretty well most activities available locally, whether walks, water sports, climbing – you can even hang glide if you really want to.

Then of course there are all the stately homes locally – Chatsworth, Haddon, Kedleston, Sudbury and not much further afield, Lyme Park and Hardwick Hall. Theatres too… our very favourite being Buxton Opera House which is an easy half hur’s drive from here.

If you are interested in cooking here are plenty of excellent farm shops, butchers and delicatessens, all selling local food; if you’d rather eat what someone else has cooked there are wonderful pubs and restaurants in the area, some even within walking distance of here. If shopping is your thing there are book shops and antique shops galore, not to mention some pretty classy dress shops…

And to end on the self-indulgence theme, there are several places locally where one can book a pampering session or two (for the men as well as the ladies if that appeals).


2 comments for “More Things to Do”

  1. We have recently visited Tom’s Barn for the fifth time and we still have lots more places to visit and walks to do. This time we walked part of the way around Carsington Water, this is one of our favourite short walks and we particular enjoy the mouthwatering cakes on offer at the Carsington Centre! We walked over the fields to the butchers at Tissington where we bought some delicious steak and home made sausages – highly recommended. Another day we walked from Dovedale to Milldale and enjoyed yet more beautiful scenery along the way. For meals we recommend the Royal Oak, Hurdlow, the Coach and Horses, Fenny Bentley, and the George, Alstonefield. We love the Gate and Brassington it is such an olde worlde pub but we were disappointed with our last meal there and the staff are not over friendly – still worth a visit though! In one of the many books in Tom’s Barn there is a walk around Brassington but please watch out for the bulls!

    Posted by Jayne Macey | March 2, 2010, 4:46 pm
    • Lovely to hear from you, Jayne, and as always we were just so happy to see you both here again last month.
      Thanks for your helpful comments. John always particularly loves the cakes at Carsington (obviously doesn’t get enough delicious ones at home!) And you know how much we both love the sausages and steak from the White Peak Butchery.
      Your comment about the Gate is interesting – but what a pity.
      Timely warning about the bulls. I was going to say we hadn’t seen any for some time but then remembered that with the one gammy leg neither have we been on any walks for some time…

      Posted by Marion F-S | March 2, 2010, 5:19 pm

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