Browsing local attractions within 10 miles of Cowclose Barn
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.
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.
Facing the elegant and historic market square you'll discover C W Sellors - a gem of a boutique. Step through the pretty Georgian doorway and you'll find a contemporary selection of this season's most sought-after brands.
The village of Calow dates back to 1086 when it was known as 'Kalehal' (the bare corner of land). By 1430 it's name had become 'Calell', then 'Calo' in 1561. According to the Domesday Book, the manor house at Calow 'belonged to the king'.
Chatsworth is renowned for the quality of its art, landscape and hospitality. Home of the Cavendish family since the 1550s, it has evolved through the centuries to reflect the tastes, passions and interests of succeeding generations.
When the Observatory was built in 1960 it housed the largest amateur telescope in Europe and, today it’s the showcase of the Chesterfield Astronomical Society. The observatory has gone through major changes and the facilities are impressive
Unit 5b Broom Business Park, Bridge Way, Sheepbridge, CHESTERFIELD, S41 9QG, Tel: 01246 453131, www.cookingexpert.co.uk, (3 miles, 5kms)
When it comes to teaching cookery, the Coghlan's philosophy is simple - to provide tailor-made courses, with tuition on a wide range of food, wine, and related subjects.
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.
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.
Newbold Village, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 8RJ, Tel: 01246 231803, (3 miles, 4kms)
The Chapel stands on the highest point of Newbold Village at the meeting point of four ancient trackways. It is named after the Eyre family who bought the manor of Newbold in 1570, but parts of the building date back to the 11th Century.
North Lodge, Queens Park, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 2LD, Tel: 01246 275293, www.fredericksicecreams.co.uk, (4 miles, 6kms)
Queen's Park Gelateria and Cafe, serves a wide range of food and drinks including Frederick's Ice Cream.