Famous for decorating its gorgeous springs with flower petals, Hope is a charming Peak District village in Derbyshire. Found in the Hope Valley, the village with its charming holiday cottages is surrounded by rolling hills and stunning views all round, with Peakshole Water running through it, joining the River Noe. Don your hiking shoes and climb either Win Hill or Lose Hill (your pick!), stopping to take in the panoramic beauty. On another day, rent a bike and cycle along the river with the kids, exploring the grounds around your holiday home. For those more experienced, try the tougher terrains with a mountain bike. Visit the outdoor and heated Hathersage Swimming Pool with the whole family to enjoy hours of splashing fun, before stopping by The Anglers Rest for a hearty meal and refreshing pint at a quintessentially British pub.
Hope is a village with lots of history – if you walk to the east side of the village, you’ll see the ruins of a Roman fort. Visit the parish church to see their ancient, Anglo-Saxon crosses. If that’s not enough to satisfy the historian in you, the Eyam Plague Village Museum tells its gruelling tale. Alternatively, explore the surrounding natural beauty, or embark on an adventure around the beautiful Stanage Edge, a mere twenty-minute drive away. If you would rather spend the day relaxing, Hope is a village filled with cosy cafes – so if a good cup of coffee is what you’re looking for after a day of wandering around the shops and local gallery, you’re in for a treat. A village with many traditions and fun events, Hope is always colourful – especially in April, during the Beer Festival, showcasing up to fifty real ales and ciders. A perfect village to escape to with friends or family, Hope has something to offer everyone – and what better way to explore than from the comfort of your very own rented, riverside cottage?