Tourist Attractions en-route
There are many attractions in the Peak District and you can find details of these and forthcoming events on the website www.visitpeakdistrict.com. The Peak Way passes through the grounds of three attractions which are shown below. You have plenty of time to explore the ruins of Magpie Mine, but if you want to visit Chatsworth House and Estate and Lyme Hall and Estate, you will need to build in sufficient time in your itinerary.
Chatsworth House & Estate
Chatsworth is home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family. There are over 25 rooms to explore including the magnificent Painted Hall, regal State Rooms, Sketch Galleries and beautiful Sculpture Gallery. Within the extensive grounds of the Estate stands the 105-acre Chatsworth Garden featuring its Victorian rock garden, fascinating water features and sculptures.
Lyme Hall & Estate
The magnificent Lyme Hall, was once owned by the Legh family and is now managed by the National Trust. It stands within the grounds of its Estate and has its own herd of red and fallow deer which roam the extensive moorland. There are also impressive gardens in which there is an orangery which is home to some extremely old plants. Within the Estate, there are other buildings too, including Lyme Cage which was originally a hunting lodge. There are extensive views all around.
Magpie Mine was the last working lead mine in Derbyshire. It is described as "probably the best surviving example anywhere in the UK of a 19th century lead mine". It has an interesting history of over 200 years including the fascinating story of the "Magpie Murders". You can see the relics and read the information boards as you pass through on the walk.