If you’re after some exciting outdoor activities in Derbyshire to keep you and your family well entertained now that the weather’s getting better, what about challenging yourself to complete the Mam Tor circular walk?
This is an easy walk, so if you’ve got young ones with you they should be able to manage a lot of it, although it is three miles long, so little legs might get tired after a while. It should take you around two hours to complete and it’s a dog-friendly walk to boot, so the entire family will have a wonderful time! And the best bit is that you’ll be rewarded with some of the best views of the Peak District to be found anywhere.
If you’ve got the time, you should also make a pit stop off at the world-renowned Blue John Cavern (where dogs are also welcome), generally regarded as the finest range of caverns to be found in Great Britain. You can book yourself a tour to find out how the caverns were formed – as well as discovering more about the bones that were discovered at the site and which have been dated back 4,000 years!
Other points of interest along the way include two Bronze Age burial mounds found on the summit, as well as a stone trig pillar. Once you’ve reached the top, look over to Hope Valley on the right as you’ll be able to get a great view of Peveril Castle above Castleton, as well as the Peak Cavern. As days out go, this one really takes the cake!