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Any suggestions where to take the girly for a chilled day in the country this weekend?

Preferably in the Peak District kind of area, but open to suggestions...

Where are people's favourite green places? ;-)

anonymous says:

Chatsworth House!

4th Aug 2005, 10:29

chris says:

Hmm, might give chatsworth a try - although I've driven past it a millions times I've never actualyl been.

4th Aug 2005, 11:28

chris says:

Oooh, I might try Yorkshire Sculpture Park though - never been there either, but it looks good too.

4th Aug 2005, 11:33

Andi says:

Dovedale's pretty good.

4th Aug 2005, 16:25

Helen says:

Gormley's 'Field' is at the YSP at the moment. That looks worth seeing. I love Chatsworth, the gardens rather than the house. You can have a great wander around the gardens and trails.

4th Aug 2005, 16:28

rikaitch says:

My local attraction, not in the Peak District but in the Brecon Beacons has just been voted best showcave complex in Europe. I'd recommend it. bit further, but there are loads of other things to do.

4th Aug 2005, 20:17

mat says:

Walk ending at the Cat and Fiddle? (highest pub in the country?) Good moorland views up that way.

Kinder Scout, if you want a nice climb (highest point in Cheshire). Shuttlingslow if you want an easy climb with a nice view and a really good pub nearby. Ludd's Church near Gradbach is good, and has spooky cavey bits and a river near to play in. ThreeShires Head is nice too - the meeting of Derbyshire, Cheshire and Staffordshire. Bit of a walk to get there, but it's great in nice weather.

Alderly Edge near Macclesfield is nice, especially if you know lots about the Arthur myths. They have wild wallabies (honestly!) and caves at Alderly.

Gulliver's Kingdom? Is that still open, in Matlock? I went there a lot as a kid. They have a miniture village and some other weirdy attractions.

I'd go to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park myself.

4th Aug 2005, 20:31

McN says:

No one's stooped to jokes about Bakewell tarts yet
: )

4th Aug 2005, 20:32

mat says:

Puddings! They're called Bakewell Puddings... Get you in trouble, getting that wrong in Bakewell..

Not sure if that is worse or better, joke-wise. . :)

4th Aug 2005, 20:34

Helen says:

Aye, it does get you into trouble that.

Gormley was actually at the YSP last weekend, giving a talk. I should have got myself out of bed.

4th Aug 2005, 20:41

chris says:

Cheers for all the suggestions guys.

However, the whole peak district plan's gone out the window cause my mates given me a couple of free tickets to The Big Chill in Malvern which kinda rocks.

However, I'll bear them all in mind for the weekend after! :-D

4th Aug 2005, 20:44

Helen says:

Ah, sorted. Excellent.

4th Aug 2005, 20:46

Amanda(Amrola3-at-hotmail-dot-com) says:

We were in Derbyshire last summer and found loads to do even though the weather was very British! My little girlie loved a theme park we found in Matlock, only one of the rides was total shite and that was the indoor one with the longest queue. I can't for the life of me remember what the place was called but it might have been Liliput Land or something like that. Also in Matlock the Heights of Abraham were spectacular.

14th Aug 2005, 17:56