First of all, let me start by wishing you a happy New Year!
I have subconsciously been exploring Derbyshire over the last couple of months so I thought I’d share some of my photos from the different places I have visited into one post. If you are looking to visit Derbyshire in the New Year then I hope you find this helpful.
First up was a trip to Kedleston Hall in November. Kedleston Hall is an 18th century neo-classical mansion set in historic parkland. It’s a really beautiful National Trust property that has great country walks.
Next up was a trip to Chatsworth in early December to see the adventures of Mr Toad exhibit. I must confess that I didn’t take any photographs in the grounds as it was pouring with rain on the day we visited. Damn you storm Desmond! Chatsworth is a must if you’re in the area; not only are the house and gardens incredible but at Christmas it becomes magical; the decorations are out of this world. If Chatsworth doesn’t put you in the festive mood nothing will!
A few days after Christmas, a walk and some fresh air was much needed after eating ALL the turkey, cheese and chocolate. We ventured in to Matlock for fish and chips, swiftly followed with a trip to Bakewell for well, you guessed it – Bakewell tart. Because you know, calories don’t count in December.
Matlock Bath is a strange place as it almost feels like you’re at the seaside with the arcades and the smell of fish and chips and donuts in the air. A short stroll into Matlock town and you will find an abundance of vintage and antique shops.
I have been visiting Bakewell since I was a small child so I am very fond of it. A Bakewell tart/pudding is an absolute must. We went to the Lavender Tearooms and I highly recommend popping in.
Recommendations for other places to visit in Derbyshire would be very much welcomed.
Photos by yours truly, taken on a Nikon EM, 28mm 2.8, Fujifilm Superia X-tra 400 and Olympus PEN E-PL7.