One of the goals I’ve set this year is to visit at least seven of the National Parks in the United Kingdom. I’m excited to say, I’ve now ticked one of the National Parks off already…
After several dates with a beautiful lady, Nicole, we both decided to make things official on the 13th January 2019.
Fast-forward a month later, it was almost Valentine’s Day.
Being the type of guy I am, I much prefer experiences and creating memories than monetary gifts, so I decided to book a few things, all of which were a surprise to Nicole. We had a meal at Memsab in Northampton on Thursday 14th Feb – that was delicious. The Friday – we set off on the M1 heading up north.
By the time we got to Buxton, Nicole started to realise where we were and the reaction was amazing.
I booked us a lake view King Size Double room with en-suite at the cosy Roseleigh Guest House overlooking the beautiful picturesque Pavilion Gardens in Buxton.
Friday 15th Feb
After checking in, we explored the local attractions nearby (such a lovely area) before heading to Chatsworth House, Castleton, Mam Tor and Winnats Pass.
We timed it right and caught the sunset whilst we were at the top of Mam Tor (1,696 ft).
After the sunset, we drove back to Buxton, got ready and went out for some food. On the first night, we dined out at a Swiss Italian cuisine called St Moritz. The food was delicious and the wine was perfect.
Saturday 16th Feb
We started Saturday with an adventurous activity – Go Ape!
Nicole had never done an experience
Oh my god.
The view point at the very top was incredible. It’s well worth the hike and and even though it was pretty windy, it was amazing. It’s definitely a must if you visit the Peak District.
As the evening approached, we got ready and went out for another meal, this time we visited a Thai Restaurant.
Very tasty food!
On Sunday morning, after our mouth-watering breakfast, we checked out of the guest house, visited the book fair in the Pavillion Gardens. We must’ve been the youngest there! Anyhow, I did find an interesting book – “The Eddie Stobart Story” of which I’m currently reading.
Afterwards, we took one last walk around Buxton before heading off for the drive back home through Matlock Bath – a beautiful area!
And that’s where this particular adventure finished. We’ve already got many more adventures planned down the line.
If you’ve not visited the Peak District, add it to your list – it’s a must!