Updated: Sep 16, 2020
Covid-secure Sheffield DA meets are planned throughout September and are now available to book online.
Tansley 4th - 6th September: In a change to the original 2020 schedule, slotting in for 4th - 6th September. Sunnyside Farm is a large elevated field that enjoys a wonderful backdrop towards Matlock and the Derwent Valley with stunning sunsets. Tansley is ideally located on the edge of the Peak District for popular tourist locations. Heading down the Derwent Valley just a couple of miles finds Matlock, a significant administrative centre for Derbyshire. For more information and to book Tansley click here.
Shepley 11th - 13th September: Set in the dramatic West Yorkshire countryside Shepley lies in rolling West Yorkshire countryside and offers pleasant walking. Sheffield DA venture to the north of the region for this weekend to enjoy a spectacular view of the 1,084 foot (330m) tall iconic Emley moor transmitting station. The impressive grade 2 listed structure remains the 4th tallest tower in Western Europe even though it has been transmitting telecommunications since 1971. Shepley village is mentioned in the Domesday book, 1086, although there is evidence of settlement prior to this date. The village industry was primarily farming, developing into wool from the 14th Century. Since 1996 Shepley has established a major natural spring water bottling operation, Shelpey Spring. The popular village of Homfirth is a short drive away where visitors like to discover locations used over the 31 series of BBC TV sitcom Last of the Summer Wine. For more information and to book Shepley, click here.
Monyash, Tagg Lane Dairy, 18th - 20th September: Tagg Lane Dairy is a free-range dairy farm producing delicious natural dairy products from their herd of Jersey Cows, meticulously prepared for sale right there on the farm. If you love ice cream then a visit to the Gelataria is a must. Tagg Lane Dairy specialises in producing the very best in artesan gelato, including their award-winning chocolate. Off-road walking and cycling are clear favourites, accessible via the Tissington Trail, which forks into the High-Peak trail about 1 mile south of Parsley Hay cycle centre. The important prehistoric site of Arbor Low is only 1 mile away, a major sacred Neolithic site still preserved today by English Heritage. Nearby Monyash boasts The Bull’s Head – a popular pub with a reputation for good food. for more information and to book Monyash, click here.
Thorpe, Hollington End Farm 25th - 27th September: Gateway to Dovedale and the iconic White Peak. Thorpe sits on the Derbyshire and Staffordshire border occupying an enviably beautiful location due to it's proximity to some of the most dramatic scenery in the Peak District. The list is endless but notably Thorpe Cloud is an iconic hill overlooking Dovedale and a moderate walk takes the visitor to the peaceful Manifold Valley. A visit to this area is a must for any bucket list. The White Peak is rich and varied area providing a range of activities and attractions. Thorpe offers easy access to the Tissington trail, a gentle former railway track providing safe off-road recreational trails for cyclists and walkers. Ten minutes drive away lies the market town of Ashbourne, with Buxton just thirty minutes drive up the A515. The tourist hotspots of Ilam and Dovedale are within walking distance and the beautiful Manifold Valley sits to the West, making Thorpe a great base to explore this beautiful area on foot, by bicycle or by car.