Weekend SweetSpot – Peak District – Hills and thrills

Planning a quick getaway? To help you make the most of your outdoor leisure time, weathertrending picks out the Weekend SweetSpot – an area of the UK that we think looks one of the better placed, weather-wise, for the upcoming weekend.

Winter refuses do lie down, and may yet have another sting in its tail as Easter approaches. However, this weekend looks likes bringing a milder, more typical, springtime offering.

What better time to take to the hills, and what better venue for access and variety than The Peak District. If you’re looking for somewhere that can offer you peaceful countryside walks, caves and sites of immense cultural and historical importance, this is the place for you!

Timing is everything! Chatsworth House – home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire – reopens its house and grounds this weekend. It’s a ‘must’ for any visitor to the area.

After wandering around the quaint nearby village of Bakewell, why not head into the High Peak and challenge yourself to a short stretch of the Pennine Way at Edale?

There’s stunning beauty underground too. The Castleton Caves are some of the best in the country.

And for wartime and cinema buffs, your visit to Ladybower Reservoir will transport you back to the 1940s. It was here that the Dam Busters tested the weapon that changed the course of World War 2.

The weather looks quite reasonable. Expect the odd shower, but it will be mostly dry with some spring sunshine at times. There’ll be a pleasant feel by day, but the nights will still be chilly. So take a layer or two.

Attractions all around the UK can be found here at the Visit Britain website