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Chatsworth House is only seven miles away. The village of Castleton, in the High Peak, is a 20 minute drive. Here you can visit the Blue John Caverns and walk (or drive) to the top of Winnats Pass – a narrow cleft surrounded by limestone pinnacles. Castleton is also the starting point for one of the area’s best walks, the Great Ridge, which runs from Mam Tor to Lose Hill. If you like walking, are relatively fit and have the right gear with you this is a walk that should not be missed. There are plenty of good tea shops and pubs in the village too for when you come off the hill late in the day. There are also many great walks to be had around Dovedale and the Ladybower Dam and Howden and Derwent reservoirs. The RAF’s 617 Squadron (the Dambusters) practiced their low level flying techniques over Derwent reservoir as part of their preparation for the bouncing bomb attacks on German dams. There’s a memorial to the boys of 617 in the gatehouse to the Western Tower of the Dam. The small Derbyshire towns of Bakewell (think tart) and Buxton (think natural spring water) are lovely places to visit, whilst the story behind the ‘plague village’ of Eyam is both moving and fascinating.