Youlgrave: Only a mile away, Youlgrave (or Youlgreave depending on which signpost you’re at!) supplies many of the services that Middleton depends on and has its own website here: Youlgrave website

Bakewell: There are gift shops, bakeries and tearooms aplenty in this popular Peak District town, famous for its Pudding. Market Day is Monday and there’s also a popular Famers’ Market on the last Saturday of every month (9am to 2pm). For more details contact Bakewell Visitor Centre, tel 01629 816558, email Also see

Lathkill Dale: You can walk to Lathkill Dale, which is part of the Derbyshire Dales National Nature Reserve, from Youlgrave. It’s a long, narrow dale rich in ancient woodland and wild flowers and there’s a path along its whole length. It was once mined for lead and you can visit the remains of the mine manager’s former dwelling, Bateman’s House. See

Haddon Hall: This stunning medieval fortified manor house is located in the Wye Valley between Youlgrave and Bakewell and is open for visitors on selected dates throughout the year. See

Arbor Low: The huge stone circle of Arbor Low is one of the most important Neolithic remains in the region and is located on the high, open limestone upland south west of Youlgrave (the Long Rake road towards Monyash). For directions see

Caudwell’s Mill: This unique, grade II* listed roller mill at Rowsley has been running for over 400 years and is powered by water from the river Wye. It still produces flour which is sold in the shop. See

Chatsworth: The Peak District’s premier stately homes is open year-round, including extensive parkland, special events, farm shop and garden centre. See

Old House Museum, Bakewell: An enjoyable and slightly eccentric museum for all the family in the heart of Bakewell, with a wide range of displays, open March-November. See

Peak Rail: This restored steam line runs for four miles between Matlock and Rowsley and there are trains on selected dates during the year. See