We stayed in a cottage outside Buxton, which was not the nicest we've ever had - damp bathroom and spiders, plus BB didn't like the room he was in, meaning he ended up sharing our bed on a couple of nights.
I had a bit of a difficult time getting there too (seems to be a theme starting)! Everything was fine until the final leg of the journey. Long story, but after the driver asked some football fans to stop singing as it was disturbing other passengers and they gave her a bit of lip, she decided to stop the train and call the transport police to remove them. As the fans weren't strictly speaking doing anything wrong, the police couldn't do anything and the driver refused to take the train any further and it was cancelled, so we all got kicked off and had to wait for the next train. I did eventually get to the station an hour later than planned!
Anyway, here's a few photos of the holiday.
Chatsworth House - I took loads of photos here,
which I'm going to put in a separate post
Owl at The Chestnut Centre - a wildlife sanctuary
Otters at The Chestnut Centre
Ilam Park - the estate is open to the public,
but the house is a youth hostel run by The National Trust
The river at Ilam Park
Dovedale again, through the car window
Leek - has the usual high street shops, but also
some more interesting places to investigate.