High Peak

High Peak Living

Being an area of outstanding natural beauty and occupying much of the Peak District National Park, the High Peak is a magnet for walkers, tourists and those seeking adventure, providing a wonderful location in which to live and breath. It's a region that many of our buyers and tenants choose to re-locate to enjoy a better way of life and get away from the bustle of city life yet still benefit from the excellent road and rail links to Manchester and Sheffield. The towns all boast a wide range of independent food retailers and a good selection of restaurants, cafés and pubs whilst also being well served by convenient supermarkets.

Famous for it's geothermal spring water, the ancient spa town of Buxton is a popular tourist destination hosting several festivals each year and has striking architecture at the Crescent, the Pavilion Gardens and the 900 seat Opera House.

Known as the 'Capital of the Peak', Chapel-en-le-Frith originated from a small chapel, built in 1225 by the keepers of the Royal Forest. Today, the town is a small rural market town with a train station on the Buxton to Manchester line. The town is an excellent base from which to explore walks with fantastic views of the High Peak.

The rural village of Hayfield is a popular destination for walkers and tourists. Hayfield has been made famous with the BBC 1 period drama 'The Village' generating even more national awareness of this picturesque part of the High Peak.

Benefitting from two train stations and close proximity to the A6 road, New Mills stands above a natural rocky gorge, known as The Torrs Riverside Park where the River Sett joins the River Goyt. Extending to two miles it is a superb place to walk, picnic and learn about the natural and industrial history of the area.

Close to the A6 road and sitting on the Buxton - Manchester railway, Whaley Bridge is the selfstyled 'Gateway to the Goyt Valley' and still retains the character of a small town. Nearby are several reservoirs which provide beautiful settings for fishing, sailing, canoeing and walking.

We'd been house-hunting for months before we found a property with Paul and Alex. I'd met plenty of estate agents who'd corrected me when I said I didn't like somewhere, who'd bounded into homes telling me how I could improve it by knocking this into that before I'd even looked, and ones who'd buried us in details of properties we'd made clear weren't on our radar. So when Paul and Alex simply presented a wonderful home, which we bought, all the while talking to us and behaving like sane people in a professional world it was pure relief. It was a pleasure doing business with you, huge thanks. The Pitmans

High Peak Highlights

April

  • New Mills CAMRA Beer Festival

May

  • Chapel-en-le-Frith May Day
  • Furness Vale Field Day
  • Hayfield May Queen

June

  • Buxworth Well Dressing
  • Chapel-en-le-Frith Carnival
  • Festival of Choirs

St George's Church, New Mills

  • New Mills Carnival
  • Whaley Bridge Rose Queen Carnival
  • Whaley Bridge Water Weekend

July

  • Buxton Festival
  • Chapel-en-le-Frith Well Dressing
  • Hayfield Well Dressing
  • One World Festival - New Mills

August

  • Buxton Family Festival
  • New Mills AFC Beer Festival

September

  • New Mills Arts Trail
  • New Mills Lantern Parade & Street Party
  • New Mills Community Orchard's Apple Day
  • Hayfield Country Show and Sheepdog Trials
  • Whaley Bridge Garden Show
  • Old Hall Beer & Cider Festival - Whitehough, Chinley

October

  • Buxworth Steam Fair
  • Lyme Park Fright Fest

November

  • Buxton Festival Literary Weekend
  • Chapel-en-le-Frith Bonfire
  • Chapel-en-le-Frith Christmas Lights
  • New Mills Bonfire & Fireworks
  • New Mills Christmas Lights, Market & Fair
  • Whaley Bridge Lantern Parade & Fireworks

December

  • Candlelight Christmas Concert featuring Kinder Children's Choir at Chapel Methodist
  • Christmas Tree & Crib Festival St George's Church, New Mills

Useful Websites

www.chapel-en-le-frith.com
www.visitnewmills.co.uk
www.newmillsfestival.com
www.oneworldfestival.org
www.whaleybridge.com