2017 Summer holidays!

Hot air ballooning

There are still 3 or 4 weeks of the summer holidays left for most of England and Wales and tons going on in Derbyshire and the Peak District. This weekend, 12th and 13th August, brings the Bakewell Baking Festival with famous names like Sophie Grigson, GBBOs John Whaite, Edd Kimber and Howard…

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Fab 5: Derbyshire market towns

Pic of Derby Market Hall

There are so many lovely towns within easy reach of Hopton; we love these (in no particular order) … Ashbourne – a lovely old market town. It’s a small place just on the southern edge of the Peak District … it’s famous for the Shrovetide football match. Just 15 minutes…

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