If you would like a day without traffic, your
car or road rage, then take the opportunity to walk from Charnwood House B & B to hire a cycle and ride the recently opened 8-mile stretch of the Monsal Trail. Just walk across two fields and then up
on to the Monsal Trail where you turn left and walk for about a mile. Take the opportunity to look for squirrels,
pheasants and badger holes along the way until you reach Hassop Station Café where you will find next door the
Monsal Trail cycle hire. For those wishing to have a less strenuous time, electric cycles are available.
you cycle back the way you walked and continue on, you will go through the recently opened Headstone
tunnel on your way to the glorious Monsal Head viaduct, where you will be amazed at the most wonderful views of Monsal
Dale. You can continue as far as Blackbrook and then return, stopping at the café for afternoon tea, before strolling
back across the fields.
Of course, the Peak District
is known for walking and you may wish to do that with the help of our available books and maps. Anything from a stroll
to a hike. Visit one of the many dales around the Peak District - Lathkill Dale, Millers Dale, Dove Dale to mention but three!Drive (15 minutes from Charnwood House B& B) to the well known Chatsworth House
and visit the house and gardens - it is possible you will encounter the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire as they are often 'out
and about'. Look out for the deer often seen in the park (more so at rutting time in the autumn). As you enter
the park if you notice the village on your right - this is the village built for the Estate workers of Chatsworth in the 19th
century, along with the school for their children situated opposite the farm shop, which you will pass on the drive to
the park. Edensor village today offers a not to be missed afternoon tea in the post office and tea rooms. Stop
off at Chatsworth Farm shop on your return to Charnwood House B & B, where you can buy the Duke's favourite breakfast
sausage, or fresh eggs from the estate hens. In the summer, enjoy a picnic by the side of the river in Chatsworth
park, while children paddle. Drive to Haddon Hall, our medieval local history, where Dorothy Vernon was in such a hurry to elope with her
lover, that she tumbled down the stone steps to her death. Locals say that today when the moon is just right, some will see the carriage cross the road near the entrance come to collect her!!