Nine things to do in Derbyshire this Easter for under a tenner

The Easter family day out is an essential part of the long bank holiday weekend.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 18th March 2016, 11:53 am
Updated Friday, 18th March 2016, 12:26 pm
Chesterfield Canal scene up from Tapton Lock
Chesterfield Canal scene up from Tapton Lock

But once admission fees, travel and lunch is factored in, the cost of many tourist attractions can really stack up.

So which are the places in Derbyshire that you can still enjoy on a budget?

We used travel website TripAdvisor to pick out nine of the best.

Dovedale, Thorpe, Ashbourne

Emily C said: “Such a great place for a lovely scenic walk on a Sunday. I go back time and time again when I want to escape reality.”

Pavilion Gardens, St John’s Road, Buxton

ChipinBrum said: “We visited these gorgeous gardens yesterday and are so glad we did as it really is a beautiful place to while away the hours.”

Crooked Spire, Church Way, Chesterfield

JoyGlossop said: “Lovely church which is well worth a visit. There is a viewing gallery up the spire and people come from all over the world to see it.”

Carsington Water, Ashbourne

Phil K said: “What a brill place to visit. Cool campsite nearby, lots to do and cycle hire was a great way to see the reservoir.”

Cromford Canal, Cromford Wharf, Matlock

Roj Whittle said: “Great historic place, with good parking and accessibility. We walk here about 3 or 4 times a year, and it is always a real pleasure.”

Solomon’s Temple, Buxton Country Park, Buxton

David M said: “A fine viewpoint to look back at Buxton and the surrounding hills. Well worth the walk up! The tower can be climbed via an internal staircase.”

Lumsdale Valley, Upper Lumsdale, Matlock

Sarah Jane L said: “This amazing little place holds so much hidden history. Lumsdale is a picture perfect place where nature has began to reclaim the Industrial Age mill that once stood here.”

Chesterfield Canal, Hollingwood Lock, Chesterfield

Benbo441 said: “Great for a short walk, great coffee! The walk is flat, so suitable for buggy & wheelchair! You see ducks, swans & may be a kingfisher!”

Linacre Reservoir, Woodnook Lane, Cutthorpe

Lynne M said: “This is a great place to bring your dog. There are three reservoirs. You can walk around them all or just the one. It’s a good place for children as well. It’s a lovely walk anytime of the year.”