Buxton and the Peak District

Long weekend focused on nature and craft beers. Buxton, pretty town in Derbyshire is situated in a very good position to discover the Peak District. We stayed at the Buckingham hotel (the name is bigger than what it is) in Buxton of course as one of our favourite breweries is Buxton Brewery, absolutely a must-try the Buxton Tap House for beers and food. Buxton Brewery recently opens Buxton cellar, beer shop and 2 taps. Another very good restaurant is Columbine restaurant, very nice environment and local ingredients, the staff is very careful and prepared regarding allergies, this made very easy the food choice for Fabio. Using the excuse to visit the English countryside, we’ve visited Thornbridge brewery, luckily open during our stay. At the moment the brewery opens the last Wednesday and the last Saturday of the month from January to November. On Saturday we went for a nice long walk, by the Pavillion Centre, stunning houses by the lake and walking paths that drove us into the woods up to the Solomon’s Temple. The sight, air, and quiet are amazing, it worth the walk. On Sunday we rented two mountain bikes (15£ each) from Blackwell Mill Cycle Hire, at 10 minutes by car from Buxton, we spent around 12£ to go and 14£ to go back. We’ve cycled along the Monsail trail. 8,5 miles, a path “built” along an old train rail that connects Buxton to Bakewell, we suggest to park the bikes and hike to Monsalhead and the tiny village next to it, the view is stunning. Bakewell is a small town along a little river, it worth to get some food and have a wander around. The cycle back with our stomach full has been a bit “heavy” and the upcoming storm didn’t give us a chance to enjoy the views. Back at the rental completely soaked but happy, a very nice day.
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