Here are some festive events in the Peak District still taking place this year

This year continues to be one of the toughest for many communities across the Peak District, however, the Christmas spirit will endure at some of these venues in the beautiful region.

Wednesday, 2nd December 2020, 3:00 pm

Christmas plans this year are going to be very different – as if this year hasn’t been the ultimate test of character already – many events have been cancelled with the inclusion of smaller Christmas celebrations being imposed on families around the country.

However, not all is lost. There are a few Christmas events scheduled to go ahead as planned. If you are planning on visiting any of these events, please be sure to keep checking associated websites for further information in accordance with government guidelines.

Christmas Great Ridge Guided Walk, Castleton

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You can also look forward to visiting Chatsworth House from December 16 should government restrictions allow it.

Take on a spectacular opportunity to clear your mind and get into the festive atmosphere by enjoying a 6 mile walk through some of the most beautiful parts of the Peak District.

The journey will start out from Castleton with an easy walk to the foot of Mam Tor. The route then follows the old abandoned road and paths with a steady climb of about 270m (900ft) up to the top of the famous Mam Tor (or Shivering Mountain) at a height of 517m. From there you will experience "one of the top ten views in England".

Coronavirus restrictions mean that bookings for private walks are only being accepted for groups no larger than five people, and bookings can be made daily.

You can book your place for the walk on the website or by calling 07928 677626.

You can enjoy views similar to this by booking your place on the Christmas Great Ridge Guided Walk from Castleton.

Elf Trail at Shipley Country Park

Visitors can look forward to this Christmas themed trail and find the clue cards to help you and any little ones complete the Elf's activity sheet. Once complete, the trail will see you return to the Visitor Centre where participants will receive a certificate.

For more information about the event, you can call 01629 533991.

Christmas at Chatsworth

Here is another one for you to keep an eye on, you can also look forward to enjoying the magic of the Christmas period at Chatsworth House. Subject to government restrictions, the house hopes to open it’s doors from 16 December and all tickets must be booked online.

You can find more information and book tickets here.

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