With its fantastic views over the surrounding countryside, you can wander around the Fountain Garden visit the Little Castle (where my brother in law got married) and now walk around the newly restored wall walk. There is a cafe on site where you can even treat yourself to some afternoon tea.
Visit the idyllic setting of this limestone gorge, ice age caves and visitors centre. Grotbags loves exploring the history here, with fossils in abundance and a really informative video of life in the past with timeline reconstructions. A really enjoyable and educational day out which kids love. There is a cafe with good facilities in the visitors centre.
A great place to go for a picnic and take in the sights, lots of wildlife and one of the first places I actually saw a woodpecker in real life. The footpaths weave in and out of woodland through the valley. There are toilets available but no cafe.
If you fancy something a bit more strenuous you could hire a bike at Middleton Top which is situated on the High Peak Trail. Great views and refreshments are available.
I will feature some more places that we love to visit next week.