What here? Well Ok it might just once or twice but then again we wouldn’t have a verdant and green landscape if it didn’t rain. Fear not, there are lots of activities in the rain you’re sure to enjoy.
If it does rain, you could of course ignore it and just head out, get a bit wet and justify lighting the fires when you get back. It rarely is as bad once you’re out there! Macclesfield Forest or the woodland around Ladybower Reservoir are good places to shelter from the worst if necessary and the Monsal Trail does have some lovely tunnels to explore which will keep you dry for some of your walk.
Then we have cafés at Hassop Station, Ashford in the Water, Tideswell, Ashbourne, Bakewell and Castleton… I could go on but suffice it to say there are a mass of great cafés in the Peak and if you have to sit there all day and drink coffee and eat cake, then well, you are on holiday, so don’t feel guilty – enjoy!
Other activities in the rain include the Tram Museum in Crich. This houses the National Tramway Museum and is a fun day out for all generations. Buxton Opera House is a beautiful venue and has interesting productions throughout the year. At the Peak District Caverns you could take a boat trip 450m underground to the awesome bottomless pit at Speedwell Cavern. Manchester is only an hour away and houses many attractions including The Science Museum, The Lowry Centre, The Imperial War Museum as well as offering tours of Old Trafford.
I’ve mentioned the houses and halls elsewhere but they make good wet weather activities as do the many pubs across the Peak District that boast a roaring log fire and some fine ale. Close to our cottages, I’d recommend the Red Lion in Litton.