If you didn’t already know, the Bundles of Joy Photography HQ is in Froggatt, in Hope Valley (see the map on our Contact page for our exact location).
It’s a beautiful part of the U.K. and there are loads of places to visit in the Peak District.
It’s the perfect place to get out and about in the great outdoors, since there’s so much to do, like riding, cycling and walking. Or it's equally great if you’re after a beautiful location and a spot of low-intensity sight-seeing.
Personally, I just love living and working here.
The Peak District is stunningly beautiful all year round. So, if you’ve never made a trip here, I highly recommend you get it on your 2018 to-do list!
Travelling to the Peak District?
Many of our newborn portrait photography clients, who aren’t from the local area, choose to make their trip up to us and then spend some time here.
A sort of mini holiday or ‘baby moon’.
And because they’re new to the area, they’re often asking me and my assistant Sue (who’s my mum by the way) where they should visit.
So, with this in mind, I wanted to list a few of the not-to-be-missed attractions in the Peak District in case this is also useful to you.
Why not plan a ‘baby moon’ in the Peak District?
Well, if so, why not do as many of my other clients do? Make the trip here part of a short break and see the very best of what the area has to offer?
Make it an overnight stop or stay for a few days – whatever suits you best.
If you’re first time parents, with a new baby in tow, it will be your first family holiday. And a great way to start your new life as a family of three!
The clean fresh air will do the baby a lot of good, and you can enjoy yourself altogether, away without the constant visits from friends and relatives.
And you can eat out or get a takeaway – no need to wash up or clean the house – sounds perfect to me!
My top three places to visit in the Peak District
If you do decide to explore the local area when you visit me for your newborn photoshoot, here are my recommendations for places to visit in the Peak District:
1. Chatsworth House
Chatsworth House is a lavish stately home in Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1PP. It has 30 rooms for you to explore as well as 105 acres of stunning gardens, and a farmyard and adventure playground. Definitely on the must-visit list if you're coming to this area!
To find out more visit https://www.chatsworth.org/
2. Froggatt & Curber Edge
The Froggatt and Curber Edge walk is a circular route through a beautiful part of the Peak District, which returns along the River Derwent. If you like walking, don’t miss this!
To find out more visit http://snapthepeaks.co.uk/peak-district-walks/curbar-edge-and-froggatt-edge-walk/
Bakewell is a small market town, made famous by the delicious Bakewell pudding that originates from here. Be sure to try one and take some home with you when you visit!
Bakewell is located alongside the River Wye and is full of beautiful traditional stone buildings. If you’re visiting on a Monday don’t miss the markets in the town centre, which includes a livestock market.
And since all that sight-seeing is likely to be thirsty work, I thought I’d also list a couple of my favourite watering holes!
1. Public House: The Moon Inn in Stony Middleton
The Moon Inn is a traditional country pub, surrounded by the stunning countryside of the Peak District. And one of my favourites in the area.
It serves locally-sourced home-cooked food, fine wines, real ales and over 50 specialist gins! As well as being a pub, there are also five luxury en-suite rooms, so it’s a good option for an overnight stay too.
To find out more visit https://www.themooninn.com
2. Public House: The Devonshire Arms in Baslow
This is another great pub which also has 11 rooms so could accommodate you overnight. It’s located on the doorstep of Chatsworth House and serves great food.
To find out more visit http://www.devonshirearmsbaslow.co.uk/
So, I hope that’s useful!
And if you do decide to make a trip to the local area after your newborn photoshoot, be sure to ask Sue and I for more tips when you get here.
There are too many beautiful places to list, but we’d be more than happy to point you in the right direction if you’re after an unforgettable first family holiday!
In the meantime, you can get further inspiration and details of places to visit in the Peak District from the Visit the Peak District website.
Thanks for reading and I look forward to meeting you!