Our area guide

As the country makes its way out of lockdown and we create our ‘new normal’, many of us have been looking forward to visiting the places we love, whether this is your favourite bar, restaurant or shops.

Our Woodall Homes developments are based in and around Chesterfield, and we think our local area is worth shouting about. Whether you prefer to immerse yourself in the countryside, or dine in the finest restaurants, there will be something available to suit you.

Things to do

Here in Chesterfield we are so lucky to have the picturesque Peak District on our doorstep. The outdoor escape offers a variety of activities to suit all ages; walking the dog, cycling, running or joining a local walking club. You could even venture to one of the visitor centres in Bakewell or Castleton, to sample some local products. Top tip – before piling into the car and making the journey across to the Peaks, be sure to check the car park availability here.

Set in the heart of the Peak District and only a 20-minute journey from Chesterfield lies Chatsworth House. Explore the 105 acres of beautiful gardens, or wander around the home of the Duke & Duchess of Devonshire, either way you are sure to be captivated by the stunning surroundings.

Treat the kids to a day out over the summer holidays to Matlock Farm Park. Open daily from 10am-5pm, enjoy seeing a range of animals whilst out in the fresh air and take part in activities such as horse riding or go karting.

 

Places to eat

Since the Government announced the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, many Chesterfield businesses have signed up and agreed to participate – which is great news. This allows customers to receive 50% off their food and drinks bill, up to the value of £10 per head. One of the local restaurants involved is the Bottle and Thyme, a family-run favourite on the Chesterfield dining scene. Grab one of their famous Full English breakfasts for your Sunday brunch, or head down for drinks after work.

If you prefer a cosy pub, Barley Mow in Wingerworth will be right up your street. Serving food Wednesday to Saturday, pop in for British pub classics like fish and chips, steak and ale pie or push the boat out and opt for a steak.

See the full list of Chesterfield bars, restaurants and cafes participating in the scheme this August here.