Browsing local attractions within 10 miles of Cowclose Barn
Church of St Mary and All Saints, Church Way, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 1XJ, Tel: 01246 206506, www.chesterfieldparishchurch.org.uk, (4 miles, 6kms)
St Mary and All Saints, the Crooked Spire Church, was built in the late 13th Century and finished around 1360. It's the largest church in Derbyshire. The Spire stands 228 feet high and leans 9 feet 5 inches from its true centre.
Cutthorpe is a sleepy village with a school, three pubs and two historic halls (both in private ownership and not open to the public). The village is spread out over 3 miles and includes Linacre Reservoirs with its bluebell woods.
A stylish, modern pub serving high quality locally sourced food, a weekly changing range of real ales, large selection of imported speciality beers and ciders, and a hand selected wine list.
4 Highwood Way, Barlborough Links, Chesterfield, S43 4XN, Tel: 01246 571650, Email, www.dobbies.com/find-a-garden-centre/chesterfield/, (10 miles, 16kms)
Dobbies is a very impressive Garden Centre offering great days out. It has a retail gallery with 13 dedicated retail units and 2 kiosks.
Until 1934, Limb Brook in Dore marked the dividing line between Yorkshire and Derbyshire, with the village on the Derbyshire side. Today, Dore is in South Yorkshire, but holds onto elements of its Derbyshire character, like well dressing.
The place name Dronfield Woodhouse suggests that the village began on land cleared of trees. The village's earliest building is Cowley Farm, which dates to the 11th Century. Today, the village is an outlying part of Dronfield.
Eckington lies on the border between Derbyshire and South Yorkshire. Its name is of Saxon origin, meaning the township of Ecca. In medieval times it was a small but important settlement, later transformed during the coal mining era.
Grassmoor owes its existence to the rich seams of coal which it stands on. As far back as Roman times, coal was taken from those seams which lay close to the surface but, after the Industrial Revolution, deeper mine workings were sunk.
Green and Benz stock the designs of leading European designers, such as Niessing and celebrity designers Fei Liu and Sarah Ho. Their range of modern platinum rings represent the finest in contemporary jewellery.
Situated on the main road going through Staveley, this magnificant Centre provides Chesterfield with a top class venue for health improvement and sport and leisure opportunities.
A pretty, almost 'quaint' village which looks out over the Vale of Scarsdale and is close to Hardwick Hall, Heath deserves its official designation as a Conservation Area. Despite the M1 that's nearby, Heath stil has a sleepy atmosphere.
Hollingwood Hub houses the offices of the Canal Trust in the old Hollingwood Lock House and also includes Nona's Coffee Shop and a Meeting Room, which is available for hire.
Main Road, Holmesfield, DRONFIELD, Derbyshire, S18 7WT, Tel: 01246 345777/8, Email, www.hidden-gems.org.uk/hidden-gems/holmesfield-trail, (3 miles, 4kms)
The Parish of Holmesfield includes leafy countryside, dramatic moorland scenery and an unequalled display of rhododendrons in the Cordwell Valley. So it isn't surprising that part of the Parish is in the Peak District National Park.
Holymoorside, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S42 7EJ, Tel: 01246 345777/8, Email, www.hidden-gems.org.uk/hidden-gems/holymoorside-trail, (4 miles, 6kms)
Holymoorside is framed by the purple moorlands of the Peak District National Park and yet is just a few minutes' drive from Chesterfield. Now a peaceful village, 100 years ago it was very different, the village was a hive of industry.
This Indian restaurant is on the edge of Chesterfield town centre, near the Crooked Spire Church and just across from the Pomegranate Theatre. It offers great food and drink in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
Discover this hidden gem in the historic town of Chesterfield. Whether you're dashing in to use our internet facilities, lounging on a sofa upstairs with a friend or two, or having a second of 'you' time with a newspaper and a cappuccino.