Browsing local attractions within 10 miles of Cowclose Barn
Enjoy a family day out and hire a bike from Staveley Cycle Centre. Enjoy rides along the Cuckoo Way to Tapton Lock, the Trans Pennine Trail and around Poolsbrook Country Park
This dramatic 18th Century hilltop shell of an imposing baroque mansion still retains remnants of its former rich plaster decoration. It was Nicholas Leke, the 4th and last Earl of Scarsdale who built the Hall.
205 Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 2BA, Tel: 01246 221644, www.tpotts.co.uk, (3 miles, 5kms)
Ceramic painting studio, great for all the family.
The Herb Garden & Auntie Jackie's Tea Rooms are a social enterprise and part of the Enable Group, providing Supported Community Activities for people with learning difficulties. Main Garden, Physic Garden, Lavender and Pot Pourri gardens.
42 Green Lane, Dronfield, Derbyshire, S18 2LJ, Tel: 01246 292222, (4 miles, 6kms)
Stylish and contemporary India restaurant in Dronfield serving an A La Carte Menu.
A warm welcome awaits you at The Old Post. Rumoured to be the third oldest building in Chesterfield. The Old Post prides itself in showcasing some of the best food in the region.
16 St. Marys Gate, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 7TJ, Tel: 01246 229570, (4 miles, 6kms)
The White Swan is a contemporary twist on a traditional pub, serving a selection of Fine Real Ales from around the country, concentrating on Local Breweries with RAW beers always available.
The Winding Wheel opened in 1923 as the Picture House, home of the Odeon Cinema. It closed in 1981 but was restored and refurbished, opening again as a conference and entertainment venue. The building is now Grade II listed.
Located across from the Crooked Spire Church in Chesterfield, this popular restaurant offers a varied menu suitable for a great lunch and dinner and also buffets. Yates’s look after the whole day, from breakfast through to dinner.
Opened in August 2007, the Avenue Washlands has areas of reedbed, marsh, ponds and grassland, supporting a wide range of wildlife. The Trust offers stream dipping, sensory earthwalks and eco-orienteering as well as many other activities.
A friendly village in beautiful walking country with 3 good pubs, 2 of which serve excellent food. Barlow is much loved by anglers because of the Barlow Trout Fishery. Visit Barlow in August for the Carnival and the Well Dressing.
Independent wine merchants, with an extensively stocked retail outlet. For wine tastings there is space for up to 80 guests. Drinks Retailers of the Year 2008 and 2009, for innovation.
The village of Barrow Hill grew up around the collieries and ironworks owned by Richard Barrow, known locally as Staveley Works. Today the collieries are closed and the village is better known for the Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre.
Once famous for the 'Bolsover Buckle' but less well known as the birthplace of the 'forgotten geographer', Peter Fidler. Today Bolsover is famous for its Castle and increasingly popular for the specialist food shop, Jaquest's.
Brackenfield was probably originally known as 'Brackenthwaite' meaning a bracken clearing. Today it is a scattered village centred around the very large Village Green. Well dressings are held here at the end of May.
This Local Nature Reserve was designated because of the rare invertebrates that are found here. Brearley Wetlands is a good place to spot butterflies and migrating birds. Habitats included wet grassland, hedgerows and scrub.
Three miles north-east of Chesterfield, on the road to Worksop, Brimington is described in the Domesday Book as a berewick of the Royal Manor of Newbold. One of its most impressive buildings is Ringwood Hall a Grade II listed manor house.