Darley Dale Methodist Church is set in the heart of the Derbyshire countryside and as such is surrounded by many places of interest which are only a short drive away.  Why not combine Sunday morning worship with us followed by an afternoon visit to one of the below locations.

Hall Leys Park, Matlock is the perfect location for both children and adults on a sunny afternoon.  The park provides an assortment of leisure activities including tennis, bowls, a putting green, a skate-park, a paddling pool with water jets, a children's play area, a miniature railway and a small boating lake. There are also mature trees and formal flower beds. In the afternoon and during summer months visiting brass bands play in the central bandstand.  And if pangs of hunger are experienced there is also an excellent cafĂ©. 


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Chatsworth House is a stately home in the County of Derbyshire. It is about 3 miles north-east of Bakewell and 3 miles north of Rowsley. Chatsworth is the seat of the Duke of Devonshire and has been home to the Cavendish family since 1549. Standing on the east bank of the River Derwent, Chatsworth looks across to the low hills that divide the Derwent and Wye valleys. The house, set in expansive parkland and backed by wooded, rocky hills rising to heather moorland, contains a unique collection of priceless paintings, furniture, Old Master drawings, neoclassical sculptures, books and other artefacts.

Link to Chatsworth House


Haddon Hall is an English country house set alongside the River Wye between Bakewell and Rowsley in the County of Derbyshire. It is one of the seats of the Duke of Rutland and is currently occupied by Lord Edward Manners, brother of the current Duke and his family. Haddon Hall is a medieval manor house and has been described as "the most complete and most interesting house of it's period".

Link to Haddon Hall

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Peak Rail located in Rowsley, once part of the Midland Railway's line from Manchester Central to London St. Pancras, is now home to a collection of steam and diesel locomotives, carriages and wagons of a bygone era. Some 43 years ago, Matlock station and the line north to Buxton and Manchester were closed under the orders of Beeching. However, on the 2nd July 2011 at 11.00 am a Peak Rail steam hauled passenger train pulled into the station marking the culmination of many years' work and the beginning of a new era.

Link to Peak Rail


However if you are spending longer in our beautiful county then why not visit the web site "Walking in the Peak District and Derbyshire" to see a selection of walks that you might undertake.

Link to "Walking in the Peak District and Derbyshire"