In celebration of English Tourism Week 2019, Visit Peak District and Derbyshire have launched the Ultimate Peak District & Derbyshire Bucket List.
In celebration of #EnglishTourismWeek19, we’re excited to launch the Ultimate Peak District & Derbyshire Bucket List 🎉
It’s highlights 101 Great Things to Do in the area 🙌🏼 How many have YOU completed?
— Visit Peak District & Derbyshire (@vpdd) March 30, 2019
The bucket list highlights “101 great things” to do in the area and challenges adventurers to complete as many as possible. These activities range from ordering a pint in the real ale capital of the world, to exploring the UK’s first National Park and discovering Britain’s oldest Ice Age cave art.
In recent days, Visit Peak District and Derbyshire have been counting down through the bucket list, eventually arriving at number two, Chatsworth House.
Number 2️⃣ on our Ultimate Peak District & Derbyshire Bucket List:
Visit the 'jewel in the Peak District's crown' at Chatsworth House ✔️👑
— Visit Peak District & Derbyshire (@vpdd) April 1, 2019
Some of the more unusual things for people to try on the list include:
- Pamper your palate at the birthplace of the Bakewell Pudding
The town of Bakewell is located at the heart of the Peak District. It is the home of the famous Bakewell Pudding – a mouth-watering sweet treat made from a top-secret recipe.
- Climb to the top of the Crooked Spire in Chesterfield
Visitors can climb the 228-ft Crooked Spire at St Mary and All Saints Church. The Spire was either caused by a lack of unskilled craftsmen in the 13th century, or a curse from the Devil. Whatever you believe, climb to the top of the tower for breathtaking views of the town below.
- Watch an ancient Shrovetide football match Witness a 16-hour football match in the streets of Ashbourne, an eccentric sporting event that’s been played locally on Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday since the 17th century. Unlike a conventional football match, the Ashbourne Royal Shrovetide Football Match has hundreds of participants, the goals are three miles apart and the only rule is not to murder an opponent!