Brackenbury’s Britain self-guided walking breaks are an exciting user-friendly way to take a couple of days to explore the many glories of the Peak District.
You can walk at your own pace in an area that interests you or we can help you choose somewhere new. Whichever option you go for, you can set out in confidence, knowing that your easy-to-follow route will take you on a professionally researched and planned journey through a variety of gorgeous landscapes.
Walkers can hike or stroll, stopping whenever they fancy or at any of the clearly marked suitable spots. The choice is completely up to you.
We are real Peak District specialists and have walked every yard of the routes we recommend, and have personally visited and checked all the superior accommodation that we offer.
Guests are provided with unique, detailed map-based directions. You can be confident that our directions will easily correspond with your map because we superimpose your route onto the map itself and we add comments where we think you might need a little extra help. We even tell you about points of interest that you will encounter on your way, so that the whole experience is rewarding and memorable, long after you return safely to base.
Brackenbury’s Britain is currently recommending two self-guided breaks which we think represent some of the best the national park has to offer. If you would like to try somewhere else, let us know.
There is so much to enjoy, the choice is yours!
AVAILABLE SELF GUIDED TOURS
Gothic crags and sparkling streams in the Dove and Manifold valleys
Dovedale is one of the Peak District’s best-known beauty spots with its trout stream running beneath steep limestone cliffs. At the top lies Hartington complete with its famous cheese shop and pretty duck pond nestling at the heart of the village. To the west of the Dove lie the delightful small villages of Alstonefield and Wetton, each with its own historic church and local pub.
The George in Alstonefield is a renowned gastro-pub, retaining cosy features and serving superior pub fare while Wetton’s Royal Oak boasts the characteristics of a thriving traditional country pub. To the west meanders the Manifold Valley, offering gentle walking with its winding metalled path, and also much appreciated by casual cyclists. In this famously beautiful part of the Peak District, we would ideally recommend that you visit outside popular holiday times, when, along with the indigenous sheep and cattle, you can enjoy the gentle scenery, punctuated only by the occasional fellow walker.
We offer a choice of places to stay, all in superior bed-and-breakfast accommodation with more exclusive options available. All properties stand in their own grounds, have ensuite accommodation and enjoy wonderful views over the adjoining countryside.
It is possible to walk in this area for days and hardly ever repeat a path. We know because we have done it!
Dovedale Tour Price
History and spectacular views in Eyam and the Derwent valley
Eyam is known the world over for the story of its heroic villagers who cut themselves off from the rest of the world during the great plague of 1666. Today, it is a thriving upland village boasting an ancient church, the fascinating Eyam Hall (NT), a pub, lively teashops and a compelling historical heritage, surrounded by dramatic Peak District scenery.
The area is studded with places of interest, linked by accessible walking through a variety of landscapes. Magnificent Chatsworth House, seat of the Dukes of Devonshire, makes an enjoyable and rewarding walk from Eyam, adaptable for most abilities. For the adventurous, the towering grit stone edges of Curbar and Froggatt beckon from just across the Derwent Valley. Those seeking historical inspiration and larger settlements may wish to venture to Hathersage, Castleton and the Hope Valley.
We offer a choice of places to stay, all in superior bed-and-breakfast accommodation with the more exclusive options available. The majority of our Eyam properties stand in their own grounds, all have ensuite accommodation and enjoy wonderful views over the adjoining countryside or nestle in the heart of the village.
2 night superior B&B £150 per person
2 nights luxury B&B £175 per person
Our prices are based upon two people sharing a room. If you require a room of your own, a single person supplement of £30 per night applies Extra nights £50pp (£65 luxury) All of our prices are in British pounds (£). Use our currency converter to convert British pounds (£) to your country’s currency.