A Valentine’s Getaway in the Peak District

February is now upon us and Valentine’s Day is only a week and a half away. If you are looking to go away this Valentine’s Day, look no further than the Peak District. Featuring stunning scenery and plenty of things to see and do, the Peak District is the perfect place for a romantic weekend away. Here, we take you through your magical getaway for just the two of you from start to finish, hoping to give you inspiration and get you excited for when the 14th of February rolls around.


Driving through the stunning scenery in the Peak District is certainly a pleasure. Take your time on your trip to use the ‘roads less travelled’ and take in all the nature around you. From the breathtaking peaks the area is famed for, to our forests and everything else in between, take a moment to get out of the car and stretch your legs. The Peak District has so much to offer, and you can begin to enjoy it before you even reach your destination.

Nature Walks

When visiting an area of outstanding natural beauty such as the Peak District, you will certainly want to make the most of your surroundings and venture out into nature. Known commonly as ‘the walking county’, the Peak District has an outstanding variety of nature walks with all sorts of discoveries to be made. Some of the most popular walks in the Peak District are the Pennine Way National Trail and the Derwent Valley Heritage Way; however, there are miles and miles to explore. To make sure you don’t get lost, pick up a walker’s map and keep track of where you’re going. Enjoy your time together by preparing a picnic to share while on your walk. Then just sit back and relax as you take in all the wonder that the Peak District has to offer.


If walking doesn’t interest you, there are plenty of other activities available in the Peak District to get you excited. For those who want to make the most of the scenery, there are many companies in the Peak District that offer horseback riding trails, giving you a fun and memorable way to see the natural beauty of the area. Other activities include water sports, cycling and caving. The Peak District has activities to suit any interest or personality, and more information can be found on the Peak District National Park website.

Bars and Cafes

There are plenty of places in the Peak District to relax and unwind after a long day. Wherever you are, go out and enjoy yourselves with traditional pub food, fine dining or perhaps afternoon tea at one of the areas many fine cafes and tearooms. The area has a lot to offer in terms of local produce, so explore the local town or village and you’re sure to find a hidden gem. Some popular destinations are Losehill House Hotel & Spa in Derbyshire, which offers afternoon tea made with local produce in its restaurant, and Rosie’s Tea and Coffee Room, situated in Hayfield in the Peak District National Park. To discover your favourite, get out there and explore. You never know what is around the corner, so go find out!


Parks and Gardens

The Peak District is home to a host of stunning parks and gardens, and nothing is more romantic than taking a stroll through private gardens and taking in some local, historical architecture on a sunny February afternoon. Get a perfect view of the flowers blossoming for spring and maybe even see some local wildlife. There are many parks and gardens in the Peak District, but some popular choices include Chatsworth House and the Pavilion Gardens, which both boast acres of beautiful, carefully tended gardens as well as some spectacular architecture.


As you begin to wind down, why not treat each other by having a wander around the Peak District’s shopping centres? Visit local towns such as Wirksworth to browse around private boutiques, or go to the popular Peak Shopping Village, which offers a wide range of shops including well-known national brands. Take some down time and spoil yourselves; the Peak District offers a great variety of shops and facilities that simply cannot be missed.


Luxury Accommodation

Whatever your plans are for your romantic getaway, make sure you can relax and unwind in some luxury accommodation at the end of the day. Make time for just the two of you, and enjoy your own little piece of the Peak District, even if it’s just for a weekend.

The Peak District is a beautiful place for a romantic weekend away. If you are booking a Valentine’s getaway Hillside Croft provide excellent luxury accommodation and holiday cottages in the Peak District. Please contact us today on 01335 344795 or email cottages@hillsidecroft.co.uk.

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